How to Increase Prices without Offending Customers

This is a guest post by Eddy Hood. He helps entrepreneurs make $250,000 or more in their companies. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter. When I was 13, there was an electric guitar hidden under the couch. It was Christmas morning; I had been hoping for one and the parents delivered! That was a good surprise. Fast forward 15 years and I’m laid off from a job due to the 2008 recession. I was working for a homebuilder at the time, … [Read more...]

Taking the Online Offline- 7 Ways to Help People Know You’re Trustworthy

Taking the Online Offline- 7 Ways to Help People Know You're Trustworthy We've gone through three different stages when it comes to people's interaction with others on the Internet. Stage 1- Get people online. Stage 2- Get people interacting online. Stage 3- Get people interacting offline using online tools. I love Stage 3. Do you regularly meet people we find fascinating in an offline context that we're connected with online. And … [Read more...]

See How Easily You Can Learn From Your Mistakes By Starting With Why?

See How Easily You Can Learn From Your Mistakes By Starting With Why? I've been fascinated by the question 'Why' for a long time. 'Why' is always a question I love to ask people, as the answers often unlock more interesting and insightful conversations. Our little baby Iona has reached that stage where everything is a 'Why.' Generally I find that her most natural way of observing the world before competition, self image, need for approval and … [Read more...]

Save 1 Hour A Week In The Next 8 Mins

Save 1 Hour A Week In The Next 8 Mins I'm still a fan of email. I always keep my inbox emptied and generally work with a Getting Things Done methodology. But to keep my promise with the timing on the above title, check out these three websites to declutter your email. Between the three of them, you will automatically be able to unsubscribe to emails in seconds, automatically prioritise and adjust the education of which emails are … [Read more...]

10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter

10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter In December I made a decision. I decided to get stuck in with Kickstarter and work towards putting online a Kickstarter project around a passion. I want to take a bit of time out to focus solely on writing, speaking, podcasting and creating video content. And as in the big wide world, of the big wide web, I'm not a Robert Scoble and I can't find a company like Rackspace to pay for me and a … [Read more...]

The 5 Game- Changing Benefits for Businesses Who Know How To Listen

The 5 Game- Changing Benefits for Businesses Who Know How To Listen Following on from my post - How to be a Good Listener- 11 steps to improving your listening skills, I found myself in conversation with a client on the benefits of listening in a business. Through my Digital and Social work, listening is central to what I do and something I'm deeply passionate about, so I thought I'd add a few thoughts down here. This is a tough business … [Read more...]

Products Aren’t Built To Last

When did this happen? You have a washing machine and it breaks down after 3 years. You get a iPhone and it lasts just over 12 months. You get a pair of jeans and they rip in those places you really don't want them to rip....well certainly not within 12 months. OK- forgive me for harking back to a 'The Good Old Years' tone. But when I was a kid, we had a washing machine that lasted for 12- 15 years. I bet if you actually went back to the … [Read more...]

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict?

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict? Much has changed in the last 20 years when it comes to people’s perspective of privacy and what they are willing to share in public. From people sharing their problems about others on Oprah-style TV shows to the world of constant changing boundaries and the Internet. Photos are tagged, comments are left, videos are recorded, people are Googled and with the advance of smart phones, people’s everyday … [Read more...]