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Business Papers & Presentations

1 week, 5 towns, 3 talks

Today I worked from home – focused on study and preparation. It comes after 19 days of work (in Brisbane, Caloundra, Gold Coast, Barcaldine, and Toowoomba). Just so nice to stay put and not need to drive anywhere.

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Blog Business GOAL SETTING

Logging off … not really … but more than usual.

So I’ve logged off Facebook. I know it must seem like “yeah and …. ?!” to a lot of people, but to me, it’s not so straightforward.

Why?

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Business

Workshops in the rainforest with Edgeware

Today I ran a digital marketing for artists workshop with Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship‘s Cultivate the Arts program. Each of the participants was an emerging, established or aspiring artist and it was interesting to shape my usual marketing and digital media workshop to that specific industry.

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Business

If you build it, they don’t always come: when does having a Facebook page not really work for your client?

For the past month I’ve been negotiating undertaking training for some Gold Coast/South Brisbane Indigenous business owners in the construction industry. With the upcoming Commonwealth Games, governments are trying to ensure that there’s room for Indigenous business owners to take advantage of any opportunities. Most of the blokes (at this stage they’re exclusively men) are small owner-operators. Tonight I had my first one-on-one training session. He was a good hard-working guy who is strong in his trade but isn’t confident using the computer nor social media.

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Business

Snap with me

Last year I joined Snapchat. When I started I thought it was completely nuts as a platform as it’s counter-intuitive to everything else around – nothing stored, lots of swiping left and right and up and down. From a business perspective, there are some who play on Snapchat but I suspect the folks who get the most success are already well-known and Snapchat is an addition to their digital presence rather than making your name on Snapchat.
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Business Life

My number 7 tip to help you blog more …

My Tip: Delete the Facebook app off your phone.
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Life

Being ridiculous on Snapchat

I know I’m in my mid-forties, but for some reason, God only knows why, I find the Snapchat filters hilarious. I’ve been logging on every 24 hours or so and checking out the new ones, and God help me, posting them to my Snapchat story.
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#austracism Papers & Presentations

Reterritorialising Social Media: Indigenous People Rise Up – My work-in-progress notes

I’m presenting next week at the University of Woollongong next week at the Reterritorialising Social Media: Indigenous People Rise Up.
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Business Papers & Presentations

Promoting your work using social media – focus on relationship building

Two years ago I presented Blogging for Beginners at the First Nations Australia Writers National Workshop at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. This year I’ve been invited back to talk about how writers can use social media to promote their work.
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Business

New pic and playing with Photoshop

Two years ago I took a leap and invested in a Certificate IV in Design at TAFE. It was fantastic. I often felt waaaayyy out of my comfort zone, but I learned so much about Creative Suite. I’ve used that knowledge EVERY day since.