Writing about Online Meetings

I'm currently writing "Online Meetings that Rock". As always, the project started as a "oh, that sounds like it could be useful to people, and there doesn't seem to be many books on the subject". While online meetings do appear as a chapter in most books on virtual leadership, or leading remote teams, most of … Continue reading Writing about Online Meetings

Londres.London: Chalcot Square.

This post is part of the Londres.London series. Everyone likes visiting Camden Market in London. Usually, tourists get off at Camden Town tube and walk up the High Street. Why not take a slightly different route to the market, or continue further up North once you've done your shopping? If you're not carrying too much … Continue reading Londres.London: Chalcot Square.

Money-Saving Tip for Bookaholics

If you spend quite a bit of money on books on Amazon, this tip will safe you some cash. In fact, if you shop on Amazon for anything, it can help you too. I read a lot. I don't make much money from my books, but they pay for my only addiction: Buying and Reading … Continue reading Money-Saving Tip for Bookaholics

As If Fake News Wasn’t Enough… Beware Fake Books

Fake books – powered by clickfarms – are gatecrashing Amazon’s charts. And despite being aware of the issue for well over a year, Amazon has failed to resolve it. If you look at the Kindle Store Best Seller charts right now, and click over to Free Books, you will see that the Top 20 currently … Continue reading As If Fake News Wasn’t Enough… Beware Fake Books

I Found Myself Coworking by Mistake

If you drive, have you ever suddenly found yourself driving to work on a weekend by mistake? You start your journey and instead of going to the supermarket (or wherever), you automatically turn onto the road that leads you to work. That happened to me today. It's Saturday. I opened Chrome. Sococo is my homepage. … Continue reading I Found Myself Coworking by Mistake

Check Out: The Cognitive Bias podcast

I have over 20 podcasts in my iPod (yes, I am one of those rare creatures that still downloads podcasts onto a listening device rather than onto their phone). But I still keep looking for more. I give everything that sounds relatively interesting a try. Here's one I've just come across. It consists of short … Continue reading Check Out: The Cognitive Bias podcast

So You Want to be a Voiceover Artist?

It's very unusual for me to offer "voiceover tips" (or indeed tips of any kind), but as I have created an Appendix to my latest book, as a summary of everything I've learned during almost 20 years as a voiceover artist in London (time flies!), I thought I'd share them here. (If you're curious about … Continue reading So You Want to be a Voiceover Artist?

Why I Started Podcasting

I'm currently editing "Hi, I'm Here for a Recording, the ordinary life of a voiceover artist" which I hope will come out at the end of this year. ('Hope' being key, it will most likely be out in February...) I've just finished working through the section where I explain why I started podcasting so I … Continue reading Why I Started Podcasting

It’s not the Tech. It’s the People.

I freelanced for three years at a corporation. For the equivalent of five days a month I would go into the office and the studio. I attended some face to face meetings; I had conversations mainly face to face; I even went out for drinks after work every now and then. That's my first scenario. … Continue reading It’s not the Tech. It’s the People.

Full Circle

I used to run a theatre company. It was a lot of fun. My friend David kept saying, “It’s great that it’s fun, but when are you going to start making money?” The lack of money constantly loomed over us – when I say “us”, I refer to Phillip, who set up the monster originally, … Continue reading Full Circle

My Week in Audio

This week has been all about speaking into a microphone.I've been doing voiceovers, recordings, interviews... It couldn't have been more varied.Monday, after recording an airplane welcome message for a client, I ran back home to interview someone I met through Facebook, on teaching English as a foreign language. He was in Pennsylvania. This is one … Continue reading My Week in Audio