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Lessons from….. Holiday Inn

I had a meeting at the newly opened Holiday Inn Winchester this week, and felt compelled to share my experience; for once – in a good way! I arrived on a cold grey morning to a bright, warm lobby, and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Dale Carnegie (who?)

Dale Carnegie’s now infamous self-help book How to Win Friends and Influence People published in 1936 still holds true today.  I particular like his Six ways to make people like you.  These are: Become genuinely interested in other people. Smile. … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: Final Thoughts

My final blog post on the Henley Regatta, and some final thoughts for you.  I had a thoroughly enjoyable time and will bring away some fabulous images and experiences with me I’ll probably never forget.  My final takeaways and how … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: The People

People watching – what a terrific pastime it is!  I’m a very visual person, with a background as a professional photographer, so I really enjoyed all the outfits, hairstyles, personalities and characters that Henley Regatta had to offer.  Boaters, blazers … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: Our Day

“Didn’t we have a loverly time at the Henley Regatta……” It was fantastic!  I went along with my husband Michael and my baby sister Kathy (the very talented photographer Katherine Ashdown), courtesy of a client of my husband’s.  We dressed … Continue reading

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Lessons from Henley Regatta: The Brands

My family and I were lucky enough to be invited to the wonderful Henley Regatta recently, and I had some great takeaways from it I wanted to share with you.  I always see marketing lessons wherever I go, and feel … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #5 Trust your coach

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, our final lesson number 5. However on top of their game tennis players are, they will always defer to their coach for advice and, well, coaching!  They put their trust and faith … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #4 Compete

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, lesson number 4. The top tennis players are exceptionally competitive.  Think of the Williams’ sisters, or Nadal – to them, winning is everything.  Coming second is no consolation – it just means … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #3 Adapt

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, lesson number 3. In his book, Adapt – Why Success Always Starts With Failure – Tim Harford explains we must adapt—improvise rather than plan, work from the bottom up rather than the … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #2 Innovate

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, lesson number 2. The top tennis players are creative in their game.  They innovate continually, coming up with new moves, slices, serves and techniques in a constant effort to improve their game. … Continue reading

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