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How to choose a WordPress theme: ten simple steps

Each WordPress website is completely unique.  However they all use common building blocks to create, one of the main ones being themes.  These are a type of template into which your website will conform.  Every website must have a theme, but the great thing about WordPress is that you can change at any time, and … Continue reading How to choose a WordPress theme: ten simple steps

What is WordPress? The basics.

I've been a WordPress fan since the early days and after extensive research, decided use this CMS (content management system) website/blogging tool for all my websites.  Firstly let's start with some background and basic terms, then move onto the main benefits of WordPress in another post (which I'll link to later). WordPress brief background WordPress … Continue reading What is WordPress? The basics.

Moving from WordPress.org to WordPress.com

Here are 10 steps to move your website from WordPress.org to WordPress.com  Export your content from your wordpress.org account Import your content into a new .wordpress.com account Buy a wordpress.com upgrade    Transfer your statistics from your wordpress.org account if you wishDisconnect Jetpack from your wordpress.org account dashboardTransfer your URL/domain Accept your transfer to speed up the processCheck all … Continue reading Moving from WordPress.org to WordPress.com

John Hattie: Making Learning Visible

I first heard of John Hattie last year, when his book  "Making Learning Visible" was one of our texts for the teacher training course I followed at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. As an Australian living in the Netherlands, it was a nice extra bonus to hear he's from "my part of the world" … Continue reading John Hattie: Making Learning Visible

Blogging for Creatives Book

As an Australian living in the Netherlands, I always get really excited when the local library has great English language books alongside the Dutch ones.  "Blogging for Creatives" grabbed my attention immediately with not just the topic, but also the beautifully presented pages. Published in 2012, this book is a very useful starting point for … Continue reading Blogging for Creatives Book

2018 The Hague Awards

Last night I attended the 2nd annual edition of The Hague Awards, with the theme "Innovation by the sea", hosted by the colourful Zuiderstraandtheater. Organised by The Hague and Partners (a collaboration between The Hague Marketing Bureau, The Hague Convention Bureau and The Hague Business Agency) it showcased some of the best of our city. … Continue reading 2018 The Hague Awards

2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

Two months from today, on 27 September 2018, I'll be attending and speaking at the Rise and Lead Women Summer in The Hague.  With an amazing list of speakers, you can grab a great deal on early bird tickets, but still get a bargain on full price tickets if you miss out.  Student ticket prices … Continue reading 2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

2018 Google Digital Marketing Workshops Rotterdam Business School

The Google Digital Marketing Workshops are offered at higher education institutions throughout the Netherlands. This programme is part of the Grow with Google initiative, supporting students and business owners to increase their digital skills.  Also called the "Digital Garage" there is an extensive free online training programme available: https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage. I'm one of the trainers for the … Continue reading 2018 Google Digital Marketing Workshops Rotterdam Business School

2018 Feedback Fruits Education Inspiration Day Amsterdam

Yesterday (20 June 2018), I had the pleasure of spending time with the FeedbackFruits team and other educators in Amsterdam at the "FeedbackFruits Education Inspiration Day" where I spoke about my own research about "How can elearning enhance study success..." The event was held in the very trendy "FreedomLab" in Amsterdam (yes, that is a … Continue reading 2018 Feedback Fruits Education Inspiration Day Amsterdam

2018 Google Digital Marketing Workshops Radboud University

Google offers a great programme, delivering digital marketing workshops at higher education institutions throughout the Netherlands.  I'm one of the trainers for the project, which is managed by digital training agency, How and Knower.  You can read more here (in Dutch): https://howknower.nl/digitale-werkplaats This programme is part of the Grow with Google initiative, supporting students and business … Continue reading 2018 Google Digital Marketing Workshops Radboud University

How do I comply with GDPR/AVG? Small business resources

The 25 May 2018 deadline is fast approaching for GDPR and you'll no doubt notice a frenzy of emails regarding this.  Large organisations have their legal teams onto it but for small businesses like my own, it's up to us as individuals to figure out compliance. Zestee is 10 years old this year, and I … Continue reading How do I comply with GDPR/AVG? Small business resources

2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the #ideasfromeurope final in The Hague.  Two years ago, I attended this event, which was then TEDxBinnenhof.  Again it was held in the spectacular #ridderzaal (Knight's Hall) in #thehague. Twelve innovative ideas were showcased, each addressing global challenges: Modern antenatal care, Julien Penders, Bloomlife, Belgium Supporting the development … Continue reading 2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

I am a live TEDx event addict. Here is why.

TEDx is one of my favourite things. No doubt you've seen the online videos - but I'm also addicted to live events. Here's an ongoing list of the live TEDx events I have attended, so far all in the Netherlands, from 2013-2018. Brief back story - I "almost" made it to an earlier event when … Continue reading I am a live TEDx event addict. Here is why.

LinkedIn is the Ultimate Resource to Increase B2B Sales

The digital transformation over the last ten years has completely changed the way people buy. As a result, businesses, marketers, and sellers, need to adapt to stay relevant and competitive in attracting the modern buyer. Businesses have the ability to embrace these changes in how they operate and deliver value to their clients. To attract … Continue reading LinkedIn is the Ultimate Resource to Increase B2B Sales

2018 MFMC Part time Professional Skills Classes

This year, Manuela Damant and I together delivered two full day classes to the part time  MFMC (Masters in Financial Management and Control) students at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, covering the following topics: Personal Branding Presentation Skills Negotiation Skills Networking Skills As these part time students are also working alongside their study, the … Continue reading 2018 MFMC Part time Professional Skills Classes

SOWISO: Science and Maths elearning platform for higher education

If you’re a higher education teacher or lecturer, you probably struggled with the following questions: “how do I save time” and “how do I give students the attention they need and deserve?” Finding a solution is hard. It doesn’t help that both questions seem to contradict each other; the more personal guidance each student gets, … Continue reading SOWISO: Science and Maths elearning platform for higher education

Shouty Sensationalist: Bye Bye Facebook

A Dutch TV show has sparked discussions in the Netherlands this week with a call for Dutch people to say "bye bye" to Facebook and leave the platform.  Ironically, this has been extensively shared on Facebook, with a Facebook event encouraging people to cut off their accounts at 8pm local time, today 11 April 2018. … Continue reading Shouty Sensationalist: Bye Bye Facebook