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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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    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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    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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    13 brilliant business tips from Aussie John Symond

    You’d know the voice, you’d know the face and I’m sure you’d all know the name “Aussie” John Symond.  He has a huge profile in Australia thanks to the distinctive “at Aussie, we’ll save you!” adverts. He was the draw card speaker on Day 1 […]

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  • Adam Franklin Sean Bowes Melbourne

    What’s harder – running a business or a marathon?

    I just finished my fourth marathon on Sunday and I’ve nearly completed eight years in business. Are the similar? You bet. But they are both as hard and rewarding as each other. Here are 5 things I’ve learned that are the same in business as marathons. […]

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  • Adam Franklin Keynote Speaker

    My 10 Point Checklist for Keynote Speaking

    Having done over 60 social media keynote presentations, I swear by this 10 point checklist to avoid embarrassment and ensure that I’m properly prepared. 1. Use your own pointer & laptop If you don’t use your own gear, stuff breaks. Nearly always.  I don’t know […]

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