Climb That Mountain! Charity fundraiser coaching promo

August 24, 2013

*UPDATE: All of the slots have now been booked; thanks to everyone who supported the promotion/Conor’s climb! You can still donate to his fund here and/or buy the charity single here.* It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a post on here – life […]

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Guest Post: Practical SEO Tips for Small Businesses

January 24, 2013

Are you baffled by SEO? The following guest post by Louise McCartan of Search Scientist should get you on the right track with some easy-to-implement, practical steps you can start using immediately. Practical SEO Tips for Small Businesses For many, SEO seems like a dark art. When […]

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Legal & Ethical Issues in Social Media

October 1, 2012

[First published April 2012, last updated October 2012] Do you know your legal obligations where social media is concerned? Are you up-to-speed with the terms of service of the platforms you’re using? Have your organisation’s communications policy and other policies been updated to encompass social […]

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Facebook for Business: The Basics

October 1, 2012

[Last updated: Oct 1st 2012] Get It Right from the Start – Save your Time, Money and Reputation Social media for business is still a relatively new field, and many business owners find it something of a minefield. Some of them are setting up profiles […]

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Sofa Sessions #6: Culture Night Belfast 2012

September 1, 2012

On Friday 21st September 2012, I’ll be bringing you another line-up of great performers in a special edition of the Sofa Sessions for Culture Night Belfast 2012. This street-level cabaret of music and dance will take place in the porch of the historic Ulster Hall and is completely free to attend. Come […]

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Tom McShane’s “The Ural Winter”: A Story of Creative Risk, Collaboration and Mojo Recovered

August 11, 2012

On January 16th, 2010, I held the first ever Soul Ambition Sofa Sessions in my home in south Belfast. With a backdrop of art by local artist Tommy Ball, I had paired visiting musician Chris Farmer, who was then playing mostly in Nice-based post-punk noise […]

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How to Convert More Website Visitors into Buyers

May 3, 2012

The following is a guest post by Kevin McCaffrey of Conversion Rate Services – download a free white Paper on conversion optimisation at www.conversion-rate-services.com. The best way to convert more customers into buyers is by using a conversion optimisation process. Conversion optimisation has been around […]

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PRODUCTIVITY BOOSTER: Learn to touch type (for free)

April 26, 2012

Want an easy productivity boost, to free up hours of your time? Up your typing skills! People often ask me how I have time to update so many social media pages, and assume it’s taken me hours, but in fact they’re usually just tiny, quick […]

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[Updated!] Stress Management, Motivation & Resilience: Free workbook! (HTML version)

April 24, 2012

[Updated 11th September 2012] This post is a HTML version of this original, downloadable workbook (PDF file), which I created for a series of free, public workshops for Health In Mind. Please share this link with anyone you think could do with a bit of help […]

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[Updated!] Stress Management, Motivation & Resilience: Free workbook!

April 24, 2012

[Updated 11th September 2012] You may have seen over on the Soul Ambition events page that I’ve been doing some free public workshops via Health in Mind over the last while, on stress management, motivation and resilience. I’ve also done free webinars for www.learningpool.com on the […]

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Five on Friday (#5onFri) – April 20th 2012

April 20, 2012

Happy Friday, people! You may know from my blog post on using Twitter effectively that I don’t really do #FollowFriday, though I appreciate the thought when people take the time to do so! There are so many people I could mention in an #FF tweet, […]

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Before I die…

March 23, 2012

Today I stumbled upon a marvellous thing on one of my favourite websites, www.lostateminor.com – a public wall where people could share their “bucket list“; the things they want to do before they die. Last year, I came across and shared this blog post by […]

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Shorter snippets: Soul Ambition elsewhere on the web

March 10, 2012

Most of my posts on here are pretty lengthy – detailed ‘how-to’ posts, descriptive travel stories and so on. But since you don’t always have time to read long posts, and I don’t have loads of time between clients and workshops to write lots of […]

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10 Reasons You Should Switch Your Facebook Business Profile to a Page

March 7, 2012

I know from my workshops and coaching that many of you are still quite innocently getting this profile/page thing wrong. Hard-working, time-strapped, resource-poor business owners with great products and services; charities and social enterprises who do fantastic work; talented artists and musicians and promoters who […]

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