Worldview: The township and taverns

I am sitting in the veranda, stars glistening ever so beautifully, crickets in various spots shouting in unison, it's become an orchestra, quite frankly. All the while, from afar, I hear music blaring violently. It's a Sunday. The streets are dead quiet! But, I can mental-picture clusters of people, smothered, crushed together and sweating up …

A writerly love affair

Themba is writing; Writing is Jay Thus My sights are set firmly, Bravely, I may even, On my eventually becoming one of the best To ever walk – and write – the earth My writing makes me high My writing gets me by The love I have for it; Makes me cry Takes me high …

My Facebook strategy

Let me readily admit that there are people who see me as being a tiny bit unstable. Okay. That's out of the way. I change my mind as often as I make decisions. I revise a lot. When it needs to be done anyway. I started using Facebook in 2011. At the prompt of one …

Communicate Your Genius

  For a moment, I want you to imagine every single individual on earth with the ability to tell great stories about themselves in conversations. Or whenever they pitch their ideas to other people. How delightful would that be? Communicate Your Genius shares experiences, information, tools and insight on how to do this! (Especially with the emergence and …

I spoke, found myself and went from average to great 

I learnt many valuable lessons from reading Jim Collins' book, Good to Great. One of which helped create a phenomenal structure -- Crawl, Walk, Run -- for a digital strategy presentation my team and I went on to deliver to high-level executives at a leading global consulting firm, EOH. I remember vividly my paging enthusiastically through …

CERTE: why do you exist in your industry?

I have one request: determine your core values and reasons for your existence in the space in which you play and work. And after that, go eat! 🙂 Writing this post, I am reminded of a mesmerising presentation I delivered with a team of amazing individuals at global consulting firm, EOH, in August 2015. I …

Add value with what you do!

My belief: in anything you do, you need to seek out the signs that make you special in your field of work. As a way of example: Say you want to be a professional Speaker. When you stand in front of people and talk to them, how do they respond? Do they display glimpses of …

Sales: What we learned in retail

It's this place I found my voice, ditched my being timid about a lot of things, gained truckloads of much-needed confidence. I polised 'em and my people skills glistened. It's at a PEP store, Carlton Centre branch (Johannesburg) that I inched closer to unraveling my potential. Edgars Red Square (cosmetics department) in Randburg is where …

Your only option: tell a compelling story!

I have often found this to be true: tell a story that people care about and they will tell it for you. Word-of-mouth still exists and I believe it is more powerful with tools such as WhatsApp that allow one to talk to people all over the world affordably using a mobile device. Let us …

3 simple things to elevate your marketing game

I don't believe in bells and whistles. I don't believe in over-the-top marketing where the audience is promised lofty benefits that never get delivered. But how do you elevate your communications without overselling yourself? 1. Genuinely CARE about your audience Consider the personal relationships you have in your life, you go out of your way …