Business Networking

Blog postSocial Anxiety & the Networking Event

“A sure way to fail is to pretend to be someone you are not. This sounds obvious, yet it is a path many of us attempt in vain. An enormous factor in successful networking is being comfortable with who you are and putting your best self out there.”



Guest Blog post7 Steps to building a brilliant brand

“In the first of what I hope will be a regular series of posts from different Guest Bloggers, please welcome Charlotte from Fresh&Rosy.”

Being social from a distance

Being social from a distance

Blog postBeing social from a distance

“Social situations have always been problematic for me, not least in a business context, so it was with some trepidation that I set out for my marketing referral event on Wednesday the 14th. As things turned out, everything went well on the day and I even learnt something very interesting – that I was by no means the only one in the room who was nervous about these sort of business events.”

fountain pen and letter

This is a fountain pen, folks

Guest blog post5 Top Tips for written communication

“In these days of instant communication via social media and texts, letter writing and “snail mail” seems a bit quaint… You know, a bit 20th Century… And as for the price of stamps these days – jeez! However, sometimes it’s still necessary to write or type out an old skool missive and if you’re new to letter writing or out of practice it’s easy to get the conventions wrong.”

top tips for Tweeps

Top Tips for Tweeps

Blog post – Top Twitter Tips for Tweeps

“There are no end of guides on how best to use Twitter out there. I’m going to reference some of them in this blog post, but I’m also going to tell you a few things that I do myself. I’m not saying that what I do is definitive best practice, but it seems to work for me and it might for you too.”


Have a cow, man

Blog post – Have a cow, man

“I’ve been fielding (pun intended) a lot of questions recently about why cows feature so much in my Tweets and visual identity. People seem genuinely baffled by it, until I refer them to my surname, which is Metcalfe. You know, Met -CALF-e? See what I did there? This blog post is a musing on visual identity and whether you can be too subtle, plus the origins of my surname.”



Blog post – Blogs: what to blog about and why

“I like writing and blogging in general, but, like many individuals and businesses, I often struggle to find things to write about in my blogs.”

the Sitting Disease

the Sitting Disease

Blog post – The Sitting Disease – is sitting the new smoking?

As a self-employed freelancer who works from home on a laptop, I sit down – a lot. Doing the school run twice a day on foot, and trips to the kitchen to make cups of tea and to the bathroom notwithstanding, I’m sat down for most of my working day. This makes me prone to “the sitting disease”.

Good v Bad Twitter Followers

Good v Bad Twitter Followers

Blog post – Protect your Twitter account

“In a previous post I mentioned my Twop Twitter Twips for Tweeps. In this post, I’m going to make some recommendations for how to protect your Twitter account from Hackers, Twerps, Twolls & Twats.”