4 essentials for running an effective team meeting

Last week I travelled to our Leeds office with a few colleagues for a team meeting. We wanted to trial a new idea to bring our marketing teams from London and the regions closer together, and to soften the expectations that everything happens in London. This made me think about the key ingredients of a successful team meeting and I want to share my formula. Read this post for more!

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The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

This month for book club I want to introduce you to The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. One thing is for sure, I knew it was going to keep me guessing right until the very end. Find out more.

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What does health & wellbeing mean?

I’ve been a bit quiet under my health and wellbeing category recently, so I want to write this blog post to share with you what I mean by health & wellbeing, why it’s important to me and what to expect from this new section of my blog.

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9 books you can’t live without this summer

With summer in full swing, I wanted to share my reading list for the holidays with you! If you’re stuck for ideas on what book to read, then take a look through my 9 best recommendations.

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10 tips for writing your PDP (personal development plan)

Read my top 10 tips for writing your own personal development plan to keep you on track to achieve your goals.

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Faking Friends – Jane Fallon

This month for book club I’ve picked Faking Friends, The Sunday Times Best Seller by Jane Fallon. Faking Friends is an original take on a classic plot line. Everyone loves a good affair story, but a revenge story is so much better.

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Give me the child – Mel McGrath

“Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. With them is your husband’s eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had. Her mother has been found dead in their South London flat. She has nowhere else to go. Would you take her in?”

This month’s book is Mel McGrath’s latest psycho thriller, Give me the child.

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Strictly Banbury 2018 – The Results

In February I volunteered to take part in Strictly Banbury 2018 for charity. Last weekend that came to an end as we (20 couples) took to the stage to perform. As this was a truly unique experience and has taken up the best part of 3 months, I wanted to share it with you. Be prepared for: #faketan #glitter #dresses #dancing & #trophies!

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Be:Fit London

This year I’m attending Be:Fit London, the UK’s only health & fitness festival for women, with my friend Becca to hear from the latest industry stars and to try out some new classes! Who’s in?

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How to be an overnight success

I came across this book on social media and immediately wanted to read it. Maria Hatzistefanis, founder and CEO of Rodial, shares her journey to success and tips and advice for following your dreams! This is an honest account of what it takes to run your own business and deal with everything that comes from being a global success. For anyone interested in becoming an entrepreneur or if you’re into your beauty and fashion then this is a must read.

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Networking: back to basics

In the Autumn I ran a session for sales and marketing executives titled the art of networking. People often feel insecure or out of their comfort zone when put in a room full of strangers and quite frankly find the situation awkward. I know I did before I started attending 2 events a week. I think practice is the key here. So for those of you who find that networking doesn’t come naturally to you, I’ve included some of my top tips to help you. These worked for me, so hopefully they’ll work for you too!

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Diversity: bringing an end to the all male panel

I wanted to take a moment to think about the increasingly important debate around diversity in the workplace. When I think about my role as a marketer and where I might be able to influence situations around diversity one thing springs to mind – event planning. Have you ever had to organise an event, webcast or interview and struggled to find a diverse panel of speakers? Have you ever been to an event where it’s been blatantly obvious that there is a lack of diversity in the line up? This is an important conversation worth having so I’m going to tell you a quick story, why this is an important conversation to have and how you can take action today.

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