Blogs & Vlogs2019-07-09T10:06:45+01:00

Blogs & vlogs

Keep up to date with Penny’s blogs and vlogs. Choc-full of news, views, practical tips and recommendations.

The Ballad of Billy Balls

Got a long car journey coming up? Can’t be arsed to read actual words on a page on the beach? Want a super holiday listen that’s bugger all to do with business? Well, I bring you The Ballad of Billy Balls podcast.

Can you imagine winning the lottery?

You can? Well done, you are human - you have an imagination. Our minds work on images without us really trying and we are always visualising stuff, bad and good: we imagine the worst, we imagine winning the lottery.

I’m off to the Edinburgh Fringe!

I'm heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the end of August. I've only ever been once before, 15 years ago, so I'm excited to enjoy wall-to-wall stand up comedy for three days. My friend and fellow pro-speaker...

Ice creams all round!

Yay, it’s summer holiday season! No politics in the news (well not as much), a general slow down and fewer cars on the commute to the office... ice creams all round! And if I could bottle this, I would make my fortune. It’s Joey...

Plan the work, work the plan

I’m currently feeling overwhelmed. Scratch that, since setting up in business six years ago, I’ve felt overwhelmed ALL THE TIME. Not always with huge numbers of clients knocking down the door, but with ALL THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE...

Tricks of the trade

Years ago, I found myself in a car park outside the BBC’s Television Centre, in front of a large broadcast camera, reporting on a story about a flood. It was fake news because I was actually taking part in a practical exercise for a rare BBC trainee...

Erm…

I received an email with an agony aunt style question this week, from someone who’d attended one of my half day sessions for boards, about stepping up as 'brand ambassadors'. She wanted helps with a common problem...

A spoonful of my own medicine

It’s all very well me going on about ‘getting out there’ and telling you how to be brilliant if you’re on a panel, or speaking or if you get asked to go on TV and radio. But I’ve got to get my head around raising my own profile...

Smart engagement for Maria

Last week I ran my one-day ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous at Work’ workshop, at a big company. I set up a choice of activities in the afternoon, you could take part in a panel discussion, deliver a short talk or make a video on...

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