I tell stories for a living. And sometimes I get to tell great ones!

My kids laugh when I say I tell stories for a job. They laugh even more when I say I help other people tell their stories. I get it, it’s funny. They get my stories for free every night and are curious how I can make a living telling other people’s stories. Why would someone pay me to tell a story? But that is what I do. I tell stories to …
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How can I be confident my RTO is compliant, at all times?

You might think that this is a no brainer but there is a tendency in RTOs to only think seriously about compliance when an audit is approaching.  Why is this? Because the day to day pressing issues overshadow the compliance tasks. Many RTOs are reactive in their approach to compliance and quality, they deal with issues as they arise but they may not have systems in place to systematically review …
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5 Steps to Get Your Ideas Out of the Shower and Into the World

Everyone Has Ideas “Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. But it’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” Nolan Bushnell We all have ideas. Especially when we’re having a shower or walking the dog. But only a few people turn their ideas into reality. So how do we generate ideas and bring them to life? …
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Facebook are you my friend or my foe? Will Facebook’s changes make it harder for you to market your organisation?

“Sometimes I just want to scream and punch facebook in the face!” I laughed and snorted my coffee. We were in a local cafe and one of my client’s was frustrated after reading about Facebook’s new changes. After we laughed a little more and the frustration settled, my client earnestly asked, “Seriously, what are we going to do?” I replied, “Pretty much what we have always done. We continue to …
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What I Learned About The Power of Restriction from a 50000 Word Novel Without The Letter ‘E”

I just read a novel by Ernest Vincent Wright that did not contain the letter “E”. Why would someone set themselves that kind of challenge? Guy Kawasaki explains in his book APE, According to the book’s introduction, Wright was tired of hearing “it can’t be done; for you cannot say anything at all without using the letter E, and make smooth continuity, with perfectly grammatical construction.” Wright used a typewriter …
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