Welcome to the Zestee blog - this is a treasure trove of nearly a decade of my favourite topics, articles, resources, book reviews, summaries of events I've been to and more. You can navigate by scrolling, or via the category and archive dropdowns in the sidebar (or below if you are on a mobile device). … Continue reading Welcome to the Zestee Blog
Image: Microsoft Teams App on App Store Collaboration on documents and communicating within a team is an ongoing and important tech trend at work. Clear and efficient communication between teams in the same city, or across the world, is crucial to success in today's competitive international business environment. Microsoft have recognised and now addressed this … Continue reading Have you used Microsoft Teams? Thoughts?
I recently purchased an iPhone Xs, and as part of the set up found it very convenient to be able to transfer all my apps across automatically from my iPhone SE, including the way I have organised my home screens. How many apps on your phone? How many apps are on your phone? On iPhones, … Continue reading Tech Tools – How many apps on your iPhone and how do you organise them?
I attended this personal branding "Launch Yourself Event" at the Park Theatre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on Monday 24 June 2019. It was aimed at two target groups - those looking for work, and those with their own business. Despite the English language event name, it was held completely in the Dutch language. I'm fairly … Continue reading 2019 Launch Yourself Event
On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2019, I had the amazing experience of attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2019) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Co-hosted by the governments of the United States and the Netherlands, it showcased the depth and breadth of innovations that are improving lives around the world, and the critical role … Continue reading 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
On Wednesday 12 June 2019, Female Ventures held a lovely event at YES!Delft. It's been a while since I have been at this location and they have grown! This incubator for innovation hosts around 100 startups and scaleups and has a very cool atmosphere. Jasmijn Giohalas, Program Coordinator gave a brief talk. For more info: … Continue reading 2019 Female Ventures Delft: Double Potential
On 29 May 2019 the first BASE conference was held in Amsterdam at the Parool Theater, The Student Hotel. BASE was born as an acronym for the four pillars needed to grow a business to the next level: Build (relationships & resources), Advance (sales and marketing), Sustain (profitability and growth) and Elevate (innovation). Co Founders … Continue reading 2019 BASE Conference Amsterdam
On Saturday 11 May 2019, I had the absolute delight of spending the morning with nine lovely TU (Technical University) Delft international staff members and partners to deliver a workshop on "Networking in the Netherlands". TU Delft is well-known worldwide for their top class educational programmes in fields such as aerospace engineering (where my husband … Continue reading 2019 TU Delft Networking in the Netherlands Workshop
On Wednesday 22 May, I gave an evening workshop to Masters students of the MBA, MICM and MFMC programmes at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. This workshop will offer some insights on how to best present yourself. Not only during a face-to-face presentation or interview but also online. One of the ways to professionally … Continue reading Presenting yourself online and offline
The ICP (International City Podium) is an annual event to showcase Talent & Career opportunities in The Hague - Rotterdam region and was held this year on 23 May 2019. Organised by the International Community Platform and supported by partners City of The Hague, the World Trade Center The Hague, Universiteit Leiden, and The Hague … Continue reading 2019 International City Podium
We held our first #LinkedInLocalTheHague at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on Thursday 16 May from 10.30am-12pm. International Business THUAS - Trends in Marketing This event was part of a "Trends in Marketing" minor in the International Business programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. My colleagues teach neuromarketing and big data for … Continue reading 2019 #LinkedInLocalTheHague
On Tuesday 21 May 2019, I attended my second OMHE (Online Media in Higher Education) event, hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam. OMHE is a collaboration between the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam but all are welcome. I went on behalf of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. For the opening keynote, Jonathan Tinnacher from … Continue reading 2019 OMHE Online Media in Higher Education
The Next Web - the "Heart of Technology" - held its 14th annual conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 9 & 10 May 2019. With around 17,500 attendees from all around the world, it was an absolutely epic two days. I spoke with so many incredibly inspiring people - from wonderful WiT (Women in Technology) … Continue reading 2019 The Next Web Amsterdam #TNW2019
For the last six weeks, from February-April 2019, I've had the absolute privilege and pleasure to teach Social Media Management to the part-time students in the MICM (Masters in Communication Management) class. I graduated from this program myself almost two years ago, which you can read about in My MICM Masters posts. I've been teaching … Continue reading 2019 MICM Social Media Class
I've been a huge Apple supporter for almost a decade. In our house, we have a MacBook Pro, iMac, three iPads (iPad 2, iPadAir and iPadPro) and two iPhones (SE + iPhone5). I also recently bought some AirPods, and we've had Apple TV and AirPort for a while. We also have a series of older … Continue reading Why I’m a little less in love with Apple lately. You?
Photo credit: Florence , Google On 9 April 2019 I had the opportunity to visit Google Amsterdam for the DWQT training. DWQT stands for Digitale Werkplaats Qualified Teacher. For the last year (2017-2018), I was a trainer myself on the Google Offline Training, read more about that here: https://zestee.com/category/google-digital-marketing-workshops/ On that project, I represented Google … Continue reading 2019 Google Amsterdam DWQT
On Monday 8 April 2019, I attended an event at the teaching lab at TU Delft about learning analytics in higher education. A number of workshops, presentations and panels explored this topic. Opening and keynote Marcus Specht opened the event, followed by a keynote by Hendrik Drachsler. Learning Analytics Workshops It was a tough choice … Continue reading 2019 Learning Analytics in Higher Education
On Thursday 28 March 2019, I had the absolute pleasure of talking to members of the Women's Business Initiative International in The Hague about First Impressions Online and LinkedIn. Petra Fisher was scheduled for this presentation, but sadly was sick, so Lisa Hall asked me to step in at the last moment. I was previously … Continue reading 2019 WBII First Impressions on LinkedIn
The 5th edition of the Spark Conference in Amsterdam helped #entrepreneurs to create, elevate and celebrate today, 26 March 2019. With a fabulous line-up of speakers and panelists, I learned a lot and connected with lots of wonderful women (and a few men). I attended Spark in 2015 and 2016 but had to miss the … Continue reading 2019 Spark Women Amsterdam
The Road to the TEDx Stage Exclusive Event Masterclass, TEDx Panel and Boring to Brilliant Book Launch Barbara Rogoski, Senior TEDx speaker coach, invites you to her exclusive event where you can learn the insider secrets for how YOU can bring your story to the TEDx stage. By attending, you will: join a masterclass to learn the … Continue reading The Road to the TEDx Stage Masterclass Amsterdam
Scheduling meetings is part of being in business. Calendly can help cut down the hassle in organising meetings, particularly online calls and webinars as it automatically calculates time zones. Using the popular freemium model, Calendly offers a free plan with limited features, with upgrades available. What I love about Calendly I can programme it to … Continue reading Calendly