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  • Adam Franklin Social Media Speaker

    How to get paid to speak

    With over 100 keynote presentations and dozens of workshops under my belt after 5 years as a professional speaker, I want to share what I’ve learned about being a better speaker and a better paid speaker (and the two don’t necessarily go hand in hand). […]

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  • Book Adam & Toby

    What I shipped in 2014

    Here my reflection of 2014. Business Book: Toby and I published our first book Web Marketing That Works (Wiley 2014).  This has been a goal of ours for many years and it was a proud moment when it came out.  Now of course we need […]

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  • Jump offs Bali

    The Uluwatu surf camp business experiment

    The goal since day one of our business has been to be able to do the work we love and do it from anywhere we choose. I’ve fortunate enough to have spent the last week working remotely in Bali as a very fun business experiment. […]

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  • Adam Franklin

    How to present

    I picked up Michelle Bowden’s book How to Present when I realised I’d forgotten to pack a book for my flight to Brisbane. I always love to pick up little tips that I can practice to make my presentations more exciting and keep the audience awake. […]

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  • Tobes wedding

    What I shipped in 2013

    Each year I record what was and wasn’t shipped (Seth’s vernacular). Most are documented goals, but some pop up and are worth writing in the blog post for the record. Here goes for 2103. Business Got a book deal with Wiley for Web Marketing That […]

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  • Elephant bath

    Where to go in India in June? Kerala – God’s Own Country

    If you’re wondering where to go in India in June?  It’s easy. Kerala, God’s Own Country. But firstly I must say that if you are going to India in June, it is monsoon season. And the rain really buckets down hard, but it also makes […]

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  • dancing-lizard

    Dancing with the lizard

    The lizard brain, the resistance, the voice in your head that you wrestle with as you contemplate bigger things. Seth Godin has called this the ‘lizard brain’ and labels it dangerous because it traps you in your comfort zone. In Ch 49 of Seth’s latest book The […]

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  • core_values

    How to define your core values

    Your core values can typically be discovered and defined once your team has reached the size of about 3-5 people.  If your team is larger, that’s OK too, just focus on your best people  – the ones you would enthusiastically rehire. Examine the qualities of your best people and […]

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  • Bluewire team on the couch

    Would your team walk out on you?

    Having just finished What Got Your Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith, I was most thrilled with literally the last two pages of the book. Here he reveal the reasons why your team will or won’t leave your organisation.  It is based on […]

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  • Toby Jenkins, Jim Collins & Adam Franklin

    What I shipped in 2012

    Inspired by Seth Godin,  I am pleased to document my 2012 list of what I’ve shipped (and also what I didn’t). Business: Ran my first Social Media Down Under event in Sydney (72 registrations and it broke even). Ran my first Web Strategy Summit in Brisbane (101 registrations […]

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