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Guilty as charged: 'Letting yourself down with lazy communication' Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Have you found yourself relaxing in the way you communicate with people online? Perhaps you drop formalities when it comes to direct messaging on social media?From not using formal language to signing-off with your name, social media is often a place for informality. This can also be the same for long email ...

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What knocks your confidence? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) In January 2017, Tamara Gal-On, a business coach for creatives and I set to surveying what knocks confidence and empowers it, with a focus on artists and creatives. The responses have been illuminating, so much so that my mind keeps returning to the subject. And, since it was anonymous, respondents felt free ...

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"What is your budget?" Post

"What is your budget?"

Feb. 12, 2017

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) At a recent Be Smart About Art event in London, I was part of a conversation about the significance of these four magical words. It immediately shot me back to an experience I once had as a gallery owner...Recognising the importance of building a network, I had developed a database of decision-makers, ...

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Business card UX Post

Business card UX

Feb. 5, 2017

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Have you ever been given a business card that looked impressive, yet you couldn’t make a handwritten note on it owing to the laminate finish? How about being handed a card with a black background that appeared smart at first glance, yet much like the one with the laminate coat, you couldn’t ...

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Making BIG changes with small steps... and hula hoops Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Arriving at the end of January, many people are letting go of resolutions. Whether or not you commit to resolutions every year, and regardless of keeping them (or not), there's something that you can readily implement at any point in the year: making BIG changes with small, consistent steps.Want to learn a ...

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#hashtag lessons from the Women's Marches Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) On 21st January 2017, approximately 700 “Women’s Marches”* took place around the globe, with representation on all continents. As an outspoken gender equalist, I joined the event in London, England, along with 80,000 – 100,000 others, including many “misters for sisters” (as one sign read), and people across the age and ethnic ...

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Why you need a boat house Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Have you ever been inside a boat house? Or have you discovered the weird and wonderful varieties of them out in the world? I hadn’t particularly thought about boat houses until recently happening upon the one presented in the image, which has room to house two speed boats that glide the waters ...

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How to reflect upon how far you've come without even trying Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The beginning of a year represents an opportunity to start afresh. And in my own case, I’ve implemented something that I want to share with all readers: the use of a 5-year diary.  While this exact tool may not be up your street, the ideas behind it are will be helpful for ...

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Starting the new year in the right direction (for you) Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Here we once more at the dawn of a new year. The days can seem slow and long, while we reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. For many, the end of 2016 couldn’t come fast enough, following the upheaval of politics as we know it (no matter one’s ...

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Itching to do a solo show? Don't forget the many benefits of group exhibitions Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I’ve come across many artists who are set on finding a gallery and diving head first into doing a solo show. Thing is, while the appeal of this is alluring, it’s much more advantageous to initially participate in group exhibitions.First and foremost, it gives you an opportunity to assess the creative fit. ...

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