Archive | May, 2010

Google: Ask the audience

Does one talk about a historic novel or a historical novel? How does one translate centre of excellence into Afrikaans? Sentrum van uitnemendheid or sentrum van voortreflikheid? Of course, one can consult a dictionary. Or you can Google the word or phrase to “ask the audience”. But does the audience always know best? Ask the […]

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Brettano what?

Few things in life are as annoying as a smart ass. Unfortunately the wine scene is full of them. I’m sure the majority of people have come across the wine snob – you know, the guy that will casually compare the Chardonnay in his glass to the Chassagne Montrachet that he had the night before. […]

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No (wo-) man’s an island: It’s about building bridges

Being part of any business, whether you are working for a company or for yourself, means that you are part of an organisational system. This means that there are people you depend on and people that rely on you. The term interdependence is often used to explain this relationship. Wikipedia defines interdependence as the “dynamic […]

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Glueyfication: Strengthening the impact of your presentation

Listener-centered communication approach for leaders So, you want to make your new vision stick, or you want your audience to bond with your plan or proposal – and all they gave you is 10 minutes. Go the old-fashioned way – low-tech! Here are a few pointers on how to use visual aids to make your […]

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Reading your clients by using the Q4 Marketing Model: The disease to please (Q3)

In this article we unpack people’s need to please (Q3). If you need to deal with pleasing clients, these insights will help you to handle them. If you personally suffer from the disease to please, use these tips to cure yourself from this chronic illness!  (Please also refer to a previous article – “How to […]

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Double-Baked Mash Potato Pizza (Gluten-free)

(from the Good Food Diet) I developed this rustic Double-Baked Mash Potato Pizza especially for those of you who cannot tolerate wheat or gluten, but who still crave pizza. And, of course, for the rest of us too. Coarsely mashed potato, pre-baked and topped with a robust quick-to-make pizza sauce, cheese, bacon and black olives […]

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