A review by the by Centre for Ageing Better of community contributions in later life, ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering’, calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Over 40% of people over the age of 50 contribute in some … Continue reading Making a contribution to our communities is good for us but some people face barriers to getting involved
The British Heart Foundation has found that over a quarter of Scots say they would not attempt CPR to save a life. The organisation is now urging other local authorities to follow Glasgow City Council's lead and teach life saving CPR in schools. More than a quarter of adults (26%) in Scotland wouldn’t perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation … Continue reading Scots urged to save lives through CPR training
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules amended to the current Data Protection Act (DPA) that come into effect on 25 May 2018. It is designed to give people greater control and transparency when it comes to the personal data companies are collecting and storing. The regulation insists on safeguarding personal information … Continue reading GDPR – is your business prepared?
What makes a great conference or event? Is it the venue, the food, the speakers, the delegate pack, networking opportunities or something else altogether? For me a good conference is one where you not only learn something new but one where you are challenged to rethink your position on a particular subject and so expand … Continue reading What makes a great conference or event?
Communication is not just about the written or spoken word. In fact the words we speak account for only 10% of the messages we send out. The tone of our voice, its pace and style is more impactful than the actual words used, so too is our body posture and facial expressions. Communication is a … Continue reading Let’s talk – communication with your whole body
An organisation should commit to content marketing by really looking at their own channels, blogs, podcasts, magazines, webinars, and events, in order to position itself as the expert in the provision of its relevant products and services. In essence to commit to content marketing it needs to join the dots and maximise the return from … Continue reading Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign. So what is the best way to commit to content?
The availability and accessibility of extremely qualified professionals who have decided to leave the corporate world, coupled with the changes in technology, is enabling businesses to successfully outsource tasks, such as marketing, copywriting, PR, training, design and business development. Subcontracting the business means that paying overheads associated with payroll, pension, taxes and expenses are removed, … Continue reading Who dares, wins
National Stress Awareness Day – which falls on the first Wednesday in November each year – is a great opportunity to think about our wellbeing. Considered a given part of fast-paced modern life, we all know what it feels like to be stressed but when it starts to become overwhelming, it can lead to more … Continue reading National Stress Awareness Day 2017
To help you get up to speed on digital marketing terminology, LinkedIn has published a new infographic which provides an overview of some of the more common marketing terms and their actual meanings. Do you know your ROI from your CTR? Your MQL from your SQL? Many of the buzzwords and acronyms in the world of proving … Continue reading The Hipster’s Guide to ROI [Infographic]