We live and work in a world where it is increasingly difficult to ‘switch off’ and detach ourselves from the things that demand our attention, whether that is news, social media, or work. For some of us, this is sadly having a negative impact on our mental health, as we feel like we always have to be ‘on,’ with little opportunity for genuine down time.
Posted on 28th April 2015 in Bits & Bytes.
In this world of freelancers, independent professionals and start-ups, the need for an office space of your own is at the top of most people’s checklists. However, it is not always a viable option to go out, sign a lease and commit to a yearlong contract for a multitude of reasons.
Posted on 25th July 2014 in Bits & Bytes.
The Heartbleed bug, a major security flaw at the heart of the internet, had everyone scrambling to change their passwords. But now the dust has settled, it’s time to choose strong passwords which will have the best chance of protecting your personal information – to help you out, here are a few tips.
Posted on 22nd July 2014 in Bits & Bytes.
I find writing humorous speeches a real challenge. I can often weave a bit of humour into a serious speech without too much difficulty but for some reason, writing a deliberately humorous speech seems much harder.
Posted on 11th July 2012 in Bits & Bytes.
When Jamie Oliver burst onto our television screens in 1997 as that cheeky chappie young TV cook, who would have thought that he would use his experiences, fame and fortune into such a powerful force for the good?
Posted on 3rd November 2011 in Bits & Bytes.
It’s natural to be a little anxious when you start speaking but your nervous gestures can give the game away to your audience. Here are the most common and most distracting ones along with some preventative tips on how to reduce or eliminate them.
Posted on 28th September 2011 in Bits & Bytes.
A lot of people ask me when they first join Twitter, they want to hook up with celebrities and have a conversation, and I think that there’s a place to follow when you get involved with celebrities.
I think the first thing to remember is that if the celebrities are doing Twitter properly, it’s not about business, so stop this idea that you can immediately contact Richard Branson or Duncan Bannatyne with your business plan. By and large they’re not interested, that’s on their website.
Posted on 30th June 2010 in Bits & Bytes.
More and more people are having cosmetic or elective surgery, either privately, or via the NHS and operations such as breast implants, nose jobs, or face lifts are now widely available, with many employees undertaking such surgery. Given the often intrusive and complicated nature of such operations, employees are often unable to return to work and will have a period of sickness absence. Do employers have to pay this?
Posted on 14th April 2008 in Bits & Bytes.