Poor Elle Darby. I watched with dismay this week as her pitch to a Dublin-based hotel and pub went viral on twitter, after the owner shared her pitch email with ridicule. Whatever the rights and wrongs of this case ( social media bullying of a 22 year old girl is never acceptable, and the owner
“This is turning rough – and forewarned is forearmed, I suppose” Jon’s Twitter | Insta | Site | Books | Podcast One of my favourite things about this podcast is that it gives me the excuse to have really interesting conversations with people whose work I adore. This week is the perfect example, and something of
A few weeks back, in the interval at an event where I was speaking, I bumped into a woman I knew. She’d been a student on The Insta Retreat so this was our first time meeting in real life, and we did that strange thing where you slide straight from ‘hello, my name is…’ into the
“I go back to the same three to five stories of people whose lives I have helped, and I just remind myself – if I don’t share this, if I don’t do this, then this would never have happened.” Tara Swiger is a coach for people who make or create products they’re passionate about, helping
One subject we’ve touched upon in previous episodes, and that I see coming up again and again with the people who take my courses or the women I mentor is this issue: ‘what do I call myself?’ In this week’s mini episode, I’m sharing why I encourage everyone to take themselves and their work seriously, and
One of the things I hear most often from people stepping into the world of sponsored content is that they find it awkward. We worry our readers resent it, that it sounds false and salesy, that nobody will stop to read what we have to say. And honestly? A lot of the time that’s true.
There’s an annoying thing you might notice, if you ever watch Mark Hamill being interviewed. (What do you mean you’re unlikely to ever watch Mark Hamill being interviewed?! You should do it for me, ok? ?) I’d say it happens about 50% of the time. The interviewer, or perhaps an audience member, will ask a
Since sharing my successes of 2016 I’ve heard from loads of you with really specific & interesting questions. It seems like a lot of us are either running a creative business online, or would quite like to be, so I thought it’d make sense for me to start sharing a bit more about that side