Archive for the ‘blog’ Category

Business cards – a new blog posting.

April 23, 2010

Business cards – a new blog posting. What do you think? http://ow.ly/1C9Uv

More on the Antidote

April 22, 2010

For those of you who were not at the Antidote last night, and may wonder why there has been such interest in this blog, the speaker, Graham Jones the Internet Psychologist
( http://www.grahamjones.co.uk/ ) spoke on “How to guarantee website success”.

This included why social media (blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc) are essential for marketing for both large and small businesses. This confirmed the advice that we were given by Gill Keeble of S3 Web Design in Great Yarmouth over a year ago ( http://www.s3webdesign.co.uk/ ).

By using social media we have managed to get the Research Plus+ website ( http://www.research-plus.co.uk ) on page one of Google searches for “Research Norwich” for most of the time.

Graham gave a practical no nonsense presentation on this critical subject. Thanks go to Nial, Roy, Chris and Steve for organising the event ( http://www.theantidotenetwork.co.uk/ ) . Who will they have speaking next month?

Following the advice last night, what have you done today to promote your business using social media?

Following a great evening at The Antidote

April 21, 2010

Following a great evening at The Antidote this evening the speaker suggested using Hootsuite to post to blogs so this is a test to see if it works.

Networking tips – badges

November 30, 2009

Last week was busy for networking events. One thing that struck me, and it has come up in conversation before, was name badges. If you go to networking events on a regular basis do you have your own badge or do you rely on the event organiser to provide you with a badge?

If you rely on the organisers, you lose some control of  how you present yourself to other people. The organisers may use the badger to advertise the event or their own business. If you are lucky your name spelt correctly with your company name as well. But is it the duty of the organisers to get that correct every time? It might be yours. Also producing badges for people is a time consuming job so it adds to the cost of the event.

At one event recently people were offered sticky labels to place on their jacket and there was a biro to write their  name on the label. What does that say about your business? Is it as professional as you wish?

The alternative is to make sure that you have a badge already prepared. You can then have your company  name and logo to remind people what you do. You also can make sure that your name is printed in a suitable large font. Chris Liles- The Relationship Doctor said in a recent talk that the font should be at least 28. This is so that when someone has scanned the delegates lists and are looking to talk to you, they can see you from a distance.

Where do you put your badge?  On another course we were advised to place the badge on the right hand side lapel. The reason for this is that after shaking hands your eyes easily travel to the shoulder on the way to the face, picking up your name and company on the way. Chris Liles adds that one place not to put your badge is on your belt as who is going to look there?

Jenny Wilding of Research Plus+ suggests that for women it is advisable, have your badge high up,  as you don’t want to give men the excuse to stare at your bosom, when you want them to be concentrating on what you are saying not bits of your body.
Well that is it for badges for now so go and get a badge, your business cards & lets go networking 🙂

The start

August 10, 2009

This is the first post on this blog space. I am trying WordPress to see the differences between it and blogspot .

Feedback is welcome so here is the email address.
info@research-plus.co.uk
When I have worked out how it will all be integrated somewhere !

Hello world!

August 10, 2009

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!