Just Switch It Off

For a while now, I've been hearing people say how they're continously interrupted by e-mail and social networks. Maybe the people I'm coming across are hyper-connected and highly tech-orientated, but I do feel like there's a problem with electronic communication in the workplace.┬áThe main problem is that you think that the problem lies with other … Continue reading Just Switch It Off

Loved a Book? Tell the Author!

I've been writing since I was seven and was lucky enough to always have a readership (thanks, Mum!). I've always had friends, or friends of friends, or sisters of friends, or friends of mum who enjoyed reading my work and giving me some sort of feedback. One of my mother's friends even wrote two full … Continue reading Loved a Book? Tell the Author!

Change of Direction or Evolution?

The last month has been about "getting on with it".Getting on with defining what I stand for in the world of "leadership and team development", getting on with finding different ways of making money as the Spanish crisis has affected my voiceover work and getting on with writing, for the first time, for money.If you've … Continue reading Change of Direction or Evolution?

Reasons to be Twankful – thanking Twitter for 2012

I try not to get caught up in the whole Christmas/New Year "thing" and I know that 2013 is only a week away and not a whole year, but as the world stops around me for a few days, I can't help thinking about the last 12 months.One thing I loved doing this year, which … Continue reading Reasons to be Twankful – thanking Twitter for 2012

Keep Your Options Open…

... and you'll get more out of life.I've never considered myself an adventurer. I'm not a great risk-taker. I don't mind going out of my comfort zone but sometimes I consider myself a bit antisocial.But every now and then, I just push myself to do something because I know it will be good for me.Such … Continue reading Keep Your Options Open…

Kindle and A Love of Words

At the age of 14, I had the choice of either continuing my education in English, or switching to Spanish.The reason why I took my 'O' and 'A' levels and not BUP and COU (if you know what I'm talking about, please don't give away my age!) was my love for the English language. Well, … Continue reading Kindle and A Love of Words

If "Smoking Kills" why are you still collecting its tax revenue?

Those of you who know me will probably know how much I hate tobacco.You might also know (if you've been unlucky enough to get stuck with me across a coffee table where there are cigarette packets) that I can't stand the "health warnings" that come with the bundles of cigarettes.My argument has always been that, … Continue reading If "Smoking Kills" why are you still collecting its tax revenue?

Why Your Voice is Like your Fingerprint

Remember your voice is part of your body and therefore, part of yourself. I grew up in Spain, watching dubbed films and television series. This caused me quite a lot of confusion sometimes and often took the joy out of watching t.v. Still does. In the 80s, the dubbing industry was a closed shop. So … Continue reading Why Your Voice is Like your Fingerprint

Five Ways to Get the Most out of Your Kindle

Are you the proud owner of a Kindle? Are you thinking of getting one? Will you land one for Christmas? It's a simple device, so it's easy to get the most out of it. Here are five of my favourite features. It will come as no surprise to most of you that I love reading … Continue reading Five Ways to Get the Most out of Your Kindle

Have we learnt yet to use the Internet?

I've had quite a few conversations lately about the Internet, the privacy of sites (or lack of it) and generally, the fact that as a technology-enabled society, we have not yet learnt how to use it properly. We can't have, it is such a new medium.Only today I was looking through a book I got … Continue reading Have we learnt yet to use the Internet?

When You are Forced to STOP.

I was so looking forward to "going back to work". I put this in inverted commas, because I freelance and so "going back to work" might seem a bit strange, as it involves crawling to my lounge table and switching on my computer, but I suppose it's a mindset.As I was saying, I was looking … Continue reading When You are Forced to STOP.

Is Twitter the new Direct Mail?

I have been using Twitter for a small while - can't quite remember when I opened my account, I think Autumn 2010. So far, so good. I have a very small number of followers but they all seem to be interested in some of the stuff I have to say. Having recently opened two other … Continue reading Is Twitter the new Direct Mail?