Archive | January, 2010

How your website can boost your business?

A website should do four things:  It should tell your story in a believable way and it should turn web surfers into friends, friends into customers and customers into storytellers. Sites that don’t have a clear idea of how to achieve this are wasting money and time. Tell a believable story The purpose of you […]

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How to do the balancing act: pressing the pause button before you go pop

Have you ever had that feeling that you cannot drive yourself any further, but that there is no way out? So you continue overruling all the messages your body is whispering or screaming to you. Next, something’s got to give! Your body pops, your mind goes blank and/or relationships go sour and this forces you […]

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Requesting honest and constructive feedback

As manager or leader you might be required to ask feedback on the performance of either yourself or one of your team members. Explaining the background of your request for feedback and listening well can create an environment conducive to sincere, specific and constructive feedback. The following pointers can help to create such an environment: […]

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New words – signs of our times

Languages are living entities that can grow or get damaged, depending on how we use them. If the number of new expressions in both English and Afrikaans are anything to go by, our languages are alive and our cultures are ever-changing. Because we have replaced a penny saved is a penny earned with frugality fatigue, […]

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The New Green Salad

(from the Good Food Diet) If the thought of ordering a green salad in a restaurant does not excite you, it may be because you have faced one too many bowls of limp lettuce leaves drenched in a boring vinaigrette, dollied up with a few cucumber slices. If this is true, you are the perfect […]

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Who would you like to be this year?

Have you ever thought of choosing a new identity for this new year? We are often stuck with an identity that we have chosen way back. As a teenager we tried different identities and then settled on one. Even though we grow, but remain stuck in this familiar identity. We do not stop to claim […]

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