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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March 2018 – Call me by your name

So who managed to read John Grisham’s Camino Island last month? What did you think? This month i’ve chosen to read Call me by your name by André Aciman, a tale you may recognise as winning an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Read on to find out more.

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Strictly Banbury 2018

I have volunteered to take part in this year’s Strictly Banbury 2018 dance competition which is all about raising money for charity, spreading the joy of dancing and having fun!

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UK Marketing Conferences 2018

Attending events is an important part of keeping up with market trends, but is also a great way to network with like minded peers. Navigating the market can be tricky so i’ve picked out my favourite big ticket marketing conferences and events for 2018 to help get you started.  

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