By Sejal Jamnadas To a casual observer, it might seem consultants spend an excessive time on PowerPoint; re-sizing and aligning boxes, re-arranging slides and re-editing tag lines. We’re known for creating ‘pretty presentations’. Not only that, most people are terrible at it. ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is all too real and common — painful to read, even worse
By Sejal Jamnadas You don’t suddenly have a mentor by asking someone to be your mentor. You don’t have a mentor by setting up monthly phone-calls or writing timelines and goals. It’s also not enough to just latch onto one mentor to cry to about all your woes and dreams. Artificial, formal mentoring relationships are
By Sejal Jamnadas I’m a sucker for making big audacious goals. Actually, MOST people are suckers for making big audacious goals. Think back to January 1st of every year and the number of times you’ve told yourself you’ll lose 3kg this year, or that you’ll talk to more people to kick-start your business idea or
Mastering structured communication is fundamental for effective persuasion, leadership and problem-solving. In management consulting, structured communication in business is pounded into every new associate that joins the firm. In marketing, advertising, technology and financial services alike, the ability to articulate clear thoughts is highly-regarded in individual presentation and client deliverables.
Written by Alex Hobbs Do you ever find yourself completely devoted to one brand? Perhaps you are Apple over Samsung, MAC over Napoleon or (lets face it) anything over home brand. When it comes to objects we decide so easily what is good or bad, but on a personal level disagree with “branding” ourselves. In
Those fortunate enough to attend TedX or even SXSW this year would have walked away feeling rejuvenated and inspired. Not only because those sharing their knowledge and experience were engaging and cutting edge, but because creativity begets creativity. Sticking to the office like an oyster to a rock is not ideal for the employee
At last night’s Brisbane event we looked at how to best utilise LinkedIn as a tool to develop your personal brand and create business/professional opportunities. Kyle highlighted the importance of creating a presence with impact by aligning yourself with industry leaders, building a quality network and engaging your target audience. Depending on your status (job
Is this you…almost you…or somebody you know? You’re in bed and the familiar glow of your mobile phone hovers inches from your face, as your thumb restlessly scrolls through another social feed before punching the browser app. Nothing, nothing, nothing – you’ve read everything you could read and your inbox is close to empty, save