The Regeneration Game

The iconic Margate seafront, including Brutalist Arlington House in the background
The iconic Margate seafront, including Brutalist Arlington House in the background
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Is Linked In on its way out?

plants photographed at Chelsea Flower Show 2010
it's a wonderful world and it's changing all the time....
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The mad bad world of the internet - and how to avoid the nasties

graffiti behind bars, London 2012
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Events and how to make them sizzle!

We've all been to professional events that fall short of our expectations. 

 

I've found myself battling the urge to wriggle and yawn more times than I care to remember and then the feedback form comes round and I'm struggling to say something nice.  Oh there's nothing worse than feeling you've wasted your precious time. A bad event reflects terribly on the organiser and everyone involved. 

 

On the other hand, the impact a really good event can have is often far reaching. There's nothing better than realising the time has flown by and you've had a great time, achieved what you wanted to and more and are leaving an event brimful of ideas and enthusiasm and singing the praises of the people who just gave you a really worthwhile experience.  

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Adventures in public speaking

not my boat, maybe one day....
not my boat, maybe one day....
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Getting Started

I created this site last week, it's still very much a work in  progress, as you can doubtless tell.

 

I've been working freelance since June 2011 but have been lucky that work has come to me, I haven't had to go looking for it. Now I'm thinking it would be good to have some more clients. I have some spare capacity and there's lots I could be doing that could make a difference for businesses I don't yet know....

 

My biggest challenge at the moment is deciding what to focus my efforts on. I don't want to restrict myself from something interesting by saying I only do X or Y. But equally I know I need to be clear and specific about my capabilities and interests if I'm to achieve any sort of cut through with potential employers. 

 

This is a short blog post because I'm really just testing the blog functionality of Jimdo! 

 

If you have suggestions for how I can make this site better as I continue to develop it, or any words of encouragement for someone starting out in freelance life, please leave me a comment below. You'll make my day. :) 

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