Online event with psychologist Unzela Haider. Hosted by Renee Tentori.
WaterBear: like Netflix for Nature
Here in the Netherlands we are in our second lockdown, as well as in the middle of a cold, dark winter. Netflix is the most popular pastime for many of us looking for entertainment and escape. Personally I've enjoyed series such as Bridgeton, Outlander and my 13yo daughter's favourite - RuPaul's Drag Race! Salad for … Continue reading WaterBear: like Netflix for Nature
Organising a decade of digital photos
I've been experimenting with different apps and workflows for my 250,000 digital photos and videos from the last decade. I'd like to be able to view, edit and organise these images. After a few weeks I have to say that there is, unfortunately, no one perfect solution that meets all my needs. Here's a summary … Continue reading Organising a decade of digital photos
Advertising during COVID-19
As COVID-19 has changed our world in 2020, marketing and advertising has had to make a lot of changes along with it. This post is to gather a few examples. Google Ads This Dutch advertisement to "Claim 75 euros of advertising credit to get started" encourages businesses to reach clients online with Google Ads. Certainly … Continue reading Advertising during COVID-19
Impact of COVID-19 on labour market in The Netherlands
Today, 03 December 2020, I attended an online event organised by Volunteer The Hague. General impact of COVID-19 in The Netherlands on jobs Uneven impact: some industries are needing more Reskilling: People working in restaurants for example, can they be reskilledLess expats: fewer people moving to The Netherlands this yearMore competitive: more candidates for same … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on labour market in The Netherlands
I've been a huge TEDx fan for many years, attending several live events in the Netherlands...due to COVID this year, we are practically living our lives online. So no surprise that TEDxAmsterdamWomen was online on 02 December 2020. It was held as a hybrid event where the participants gave their talks in person at Theatre … Continue reading 2020 TEDxAmsterdamWomen
Tech Tools: Google, Microsoft or Apple?
I was logging into my Trello account today and this sign in screen really summed up my "tech troubles" lately. I'd LIKE to choose just one of these three and stick with it - however the way things work, it seems I need to use (and pay for!) all three. How many products are you … Continue reading Tech Tools: Google, Microsoft or Apple?
2020 ImpactFest The Hague
#ImpactFest2020 is happening, online! On the 27th, 28th and 29th of October, impact makers from around the world will connect to accelerate innovations for the new economy. Through online interactive workshops, international speakers, dedicated roundabouts, matchmaking, investor pitches and much more, ImpactFest once again provides impact makers with the opportunity to take new steps in their … Continue reading 2020 ImpactFest The Hague
2020 TNW The Next Web
On 1 and 2 October 2020 I attended TNW Amsterdam - from home. https://youtu.be/FOlNb0FvHpc Last year, I attended this two day event in person in Amsterdam, and it was amazing: 2019 The Next Web This year was a little less exciting in terms of atmosphere - despite the fact my daughter's bunnies were in the … Continue reading 2020 TNW The Next Web
Which social media channels are companies choosing in 2020?
One of the most common questions I receive as a communications coach is “Which social media channels should I use for my business?”. This can be quite an in depth answer, depending on your business goals, strategy and resources. Most importantly - which channels are your (potential) customers using? To find out, you can of … Continue reading Which social media channels are companies choosing in 2020?
Inclusiveness in marketing images
The goal of most marketing materials (websites, brochures and more) is to appeal to the target market and build a positive brand image. Personally, I believe companies also have a social responsibility. Much marketing is seen by those well beyond the target market, and can influence the ways we see ourselves and each other. It … Continue reading Inclusiveness in marketing images
How to broadcast live on LinkedIn?
I've noticed a trend on LinkedIn of live broadcasts, so I did some research about how to do this. LinkedIn help answers the question here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/100225/broadcast-with-the-linkedin-live-feature?lang=en You need to apply to become a LinkedIn Live Broadcaster, and they are looking for people who will commit to broadcasting regularly. I've applied....and will let you know how … Continue reading How to broadcast live on LinkedIn?
2020 Rise and Lead Summit
The 3rd annual Rise & Lead Summit took place on 24 & 25 September 2020. Last year, I attended this event in The Hague, and this year online. Hybrid event in The Hague Founder and organisers of Rise & Lead, Ebere Akadiri, is originally from Nigeria but now living long term in the Netherlands. She … Continue reading 2020 Rise and Lead Summit
2020 TU Delft Networking in The Netherlands workshops
This is now my second year of teaching TU Delft PhD students and their partners a "Networking in The Netherlands" workshop. Offered through the "Coming to Delft" service, the purpose is to support those who have moved to the Netherlands to build their network here. I moved to The Netherlands from Australia many years ago … Continue reading 2020 TU Delft Networking in The Netherlands workshops
2020 BASE Conference
On 17 and 18 September 2020, I attended the BASE Conference. Last year I very much enjoyed the 2019 BASE Conference Amsterdam, but this year due to COVID, the event was held online. Online conferences With regulations worldwide during this pandemic, many offline conferences converted to online. Scaleups Scaleups Day #1: 17 September The first … Continue reading 2020 BASE Conference
LinkedInLocal book launch: How a hashtag changed the world
https://www.amazon.com/How-Hashtag-Changed-World-LinkedInLocal-ebook/dp/B08HD9ZVT9 The LinkedInLocal community has had a positive aspect on many people around the world in the last few years, including mine. Great news is there is now a book which captures some of the stories of this movement. It was wonderful to be part of the launch afterparty live with authors Anne McAfee and … Continue reading LinkedInLocal book launch: How a hashtag changed the world
2020-21 MICM The Hague Graduate School
Alongside my work at Zestee, I am a permanent part-time senior lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I work 2,5 days a week there and am currently based in The Hague Graduate School, which offers Masters and Professional Courses. 2020-21 MICM Master International Communication Management I'm delighted to be working with a new … Continue reading 2020-21 MICM The Hague Graduate School
COVID19 and the effect on entrepreneurs
2020 has been a hard one for entrepreneurs. If you run your own business, it's nothing new to deal with a series of challenges. However many have been hit incredibly hard by COVID19 and the restrictions that governments around the world have put in place to curb the spread. Though there are some financial support … Continue reading COVID19 and the effect on entrepreneurs
#KeepConnecting – We have a bigger problem than COVID-19. Choosing connection, courage, kindness and creativity.
With my daughters and parents in Australia, August 2019 We have a bigger problem than COVID-19 It’s 2am. And I’ve awoken with the sharp realisation that Corona is perhaps no longer our biggest global fight and focus. Instead, (lack of) (physical) Connection is. Worldwide Crisis Last night, announcements were made in the Netherlands, and worldwide, … Continue reading #KeepConnecting – We have a bigger problem than COVID-19. Choosing connection, courage, kindness and creativity.
2020 Final Day Yes!Delft EdTech Validation Program
This evening, 22 January 2020, I had the great pleasure of attending the Final Day of the EdTech Validation Program. Hosted by TU Delft, and powered by Yes!Delft, it was a really interesting event centred around eight EdTech startups who had just completed the three month program. Led by EdTech Focus Area Manager and Startup … Continue reading 2020 Final Day Yes!Delft EdTech Validation Program
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