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.

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...

Dust off your old dreams

I used to dabble in stand up comedy. Seriously! I trod the boards in rooms above pubs in London, attempting to make audiences, of at least seven people, laugh out loud. I wasn’t too bad and got invited to enter a national competition...

Fame, for fame’s sake? Not us!

Occasionally, when I’m speaking, there will be someone in an audience, or a delegate on one of my courses, who will scoff at my phrase ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous’. I know, who would do such a thing?

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