Inspiring And Enabling People
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14
APR
2015

Complete Guide to Professional Networking – nominated in Book Awards!

Simon Phillips’ latest book has been nominated for an Award in the Small Business Book Awards. “Today’s business owners are hungry for information and insights to help them run a successful business. Also, they use books as a way to grow and develop their...
26
FEB
2015

The Networking Scorecard will transform your ROI

Want to know how to get value out of EVERY networking event? Measurement is the key, but make sure you are measuring the right things. Professional Networkers are organised, supportive and connect the people in their networks, so doesn’t it make sense to use metrics that...
15
AUG
2014

The Magic 10 Tips on Networking

Having interviewed nearly 50 networking experts from around the world it was clear that there are some clear operating principles which, if followed, can dramatically improve your networking success – both online and offline. These are not tricks or strategies that you need...
05
AUG
2014

LinkedIn Profile – your personal Store Front

When LinkedIn started, many people saw it as a CV database and the rest thought they just needed to register and put up a picture to “claim their space”. However, over time, LinkedIn has established itself as THE online business networking tool. You can join Groups of...
31
JUL
2014

Why Online and Offline Business Networking Should Work Together

Networking is all about relationships. It’s not just about followers, friends or business cards, it’s about connecting with one individual at a time and creating mutual benefit. Reassessing the networking landscape For centuries, face-to-face networking has played a big part in...
22
JUL
2014
Image by Richard Vantielcke

The Invisible Networker

I was writing an article for an online magazine today entitled “How to Work the Room: 5 Easy Steps” and I was immediately reminded of the very first networking event I attended. The memories of pain and embarrassment from that first meeting, long since forgotten, were...
08
FEB
2013

Changing Job or Building a Life?

As he hurried into the cafe, shoulders hunched, throwing off the worst of what this crisp January morning had to offer, my new client seemed more than a bit distracted.  Lee had been put in touch with me because he was interested in making a career switch.  We ordered some...
15
JAN
2013

We are all Mentors

I came across this video today and thought it captured perfectly the art of mentoring.  It is just a coincidence that the Mentor here is also called Simon.  Luckily, he is far too intelligent and skillful to be confused with me!  I’m doing a lot of work right now with...
16
OCT
2012
Mentoring Through TIME

The Mentoring Effect

The ROI guru Jack Phillips defines return on investment (ROI) as a measure of the financial benefits obtained by an organisation, over a specified period, in return for a given investment in a training programme. In other words, it is the extent to which the benefits (outputs) of...
27
JUL
2012

It’s Time…

The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics starts at 9pm (GMT) on today, the 27th day of July 2012.  The ceremony itself is the culmination of nearly three years of effort involving thousands of writers, dressmakers, pyrotechnicians, engineers, musicians, artists,...