The Bottle Your Brilliance Blog
Every fortnight, or thereabouts, you’ll find super-useful posts and videos on bottling your brilliance in words, connecting with your customers and breaking through to the next stage of growth.
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Anybody can just open a Google doc and start typing. Set up a WordPress blog, or a Tumblr page and start blogging. Anyone can just write stuff and everyone should. To write is human.
But that doesn’t mean anyone can write copy for a living.
Twelve years ago, I went to hear Tobias Hill read his poetry and have never forgotten his...Read More
Over 2000 years ago, Odysseus pulled off the greatest security breach in history and broke into the city of Troy, ending a 10 year siege.
Just in case your memory of Greek legend isn’t quite up to speed (hey, no worries, we can’t all be Virgil nerds), here’s a super-quick recap:
Having had no joy gaining entry to Troy by force,...Read More
Are you one of the many millions of viewers who’ve watched Simon Sinek’s TED talk on how great leaders inspire action?
(If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it above)
I especially love the section from 2:08 to 4:28 minutes where Simon explains the way Apple communicates and why it’s not only the opposite to the way most...Read More
You may have heard marketing people ask “are you making it easy for people to buy from you?”
What this usually means is:
Can people tell instantly what you do and how to hire you?
Do you have your services packaged up so that they’re easy to buy?
Are your contact details easily...Read More
Last week I found myself at the Wiltshire Women in Business Conference facing a room full of people I’d never met before, about to lead a workshop I hadn’t had time to prep for.
At 9pm the previous night, the original facilitator cancelled and I was given the option to take her place. At the time, I very nearly said no. Honestly, I was...Read More
There are a lot of reasons to love Kiva.org, the organisation we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives.’
Aside from the obvious - that it’s a spectacular platform for enabling entrepreneurs without access to traditional banking systems to fulfil their potential- it is also an...Read More