This post is part of a series about communities I have either created or have been a part of. Connecting Women has been bringing together internationally minded women in The Hague, The Netherlands for over 20 years! It has been one of my favourite communities, where I have made many friends and learned a lot. … Continue reading Connecting Women The Hague
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
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
I've heard the term #bigdata used a lot in the last few years. Just came across this video from Freedomlab Amsterdam with a great clear, visual explanation. I'm only a few minutes in so far but wanted to share it. Renee https://player.vimeo.com/video/59789706
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
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
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'm a live TEDx event addict. Here's why.
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
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
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
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
On 8-9 March 2018, the WEF (Women Economic Forum) was held in The Hague, the Netherlands. Around 250 participants from 50 countries delivered and attended 70 sessions with a theme of "Women Empowering Agriculture, Circular Economy, Sustainability and Cyber Security". Due to work commitments on the morning of the 8th and then unfortunately being sick … Continue reading 2018 WEF (Women Economic Forum) The Hague
On Wednesday 14 February and Wednesday 14 March, Manuela Damant and delivered two full day classes to the full 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 These classes were held on the main campus. We really … Continue reading 2018 MFMC Full time Professional Skills Classes
I'm a live TEDx addict and 2018 TEDxDelft (22 March 2018) was the 11th live event I have attended. It didn't disappoint, with an impressive line up of speakers delivering yet another inspiring day, again held at TU Delft's AULA. At time of writing, the programme can be seen here: https://www.tedxdelft.nl/programme/ (Depending on when you are reading this, … Continue reading 2018 TEDxDelft
As the video below describes "All around the world, something wonderful is happening. People are building beautiful connections on LinkedIn and now those connections are meeting face to face at local LinkedIn events. Image the collaboration, opportunities and fun that you could have meeting your LinkedIn connections F2F or making new connections F2F". I'm a … Continue reading LinkedIn Local Den Haag (The Hague) February 2018
After 10 years of teaching and working in "social media", it's been interesting to see the terms which have emerged as core concepts. One that has not only grabbed my attention over the last few years, but become one of the main areas I now focus on is Content Marketing. So what is this exactly? … Continue reading Content Marketing Resources
Happy New Year! It's now 2018 and I've just returned from an amazing month in Australia and New Zealand visiting family and friends. Now that I'm back to reality and "real life" where I live in The Hague, The Netherlands, I've been using this great new energy of the new year to get myself organised. … Continue reading What is bullet journaling?
Natali Drake is a communications consultant, author and public speaker. At The Hague University of Applied Sciences she is a guest lecturer in the Masters programme on Corporate Storytelling and Self Branding. Her fiction novels are written under the pen name of N J Simmonds.
On 23 November 2017, I had the absolute pleasure of delivering the Google "offline Digital Workshop" to a delightful group of young students and entrepreneurs of Fellow Rotterdam. This programme is part of a project offered via a partnership of Google with digital agency How & Knower, offering students throughout the Netherlands and Belgium the … Continue reading 2017 Fellow Rotterdam Google Digital Workshop
Google offers digital marketing workshops at higher education institutions throughout the Netherlands in partnership with 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 owners to increase their digital skills. Also called the “Digital Garage” there is … Continue reading 2017 Google Digital Marketing Workshops University of Amsterdam