Wednesday, 22 November 2017

How To Sell Yourself In 2 Minutes

It's Career-Wednesday! Imagine yourself in an elevator standing next to the biggest fish in your industry. Maybe it’s the chairman of your dream company, or a top class client you wish to have. And all you have is two minutes to make a strong impression about your strengths, your business or your company, what do you say?

Create An Elevator Pitch


This is the second time I would be attending an event where the speaker would select somebody and ask them to sell themselves in two minutes. See first time here

I got home, faced the mirror, and attempted to sell myself to myself. After about 30 minutes, I still wouldn't even buy myself.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

STYLE: Go Wild With Layering

You might think of layering as a thing that happens with jackets, sweaters and suits . . . ever thought about layering with dresses or skirts? It's style Sunday. I have something to show you. :)

Layering


You know how it feels when you find out that there is actually a common name for all those i-just-did-it and oh-wow-it-worked things you've been doing for years. That's how I felt when I understood what "layering" means in fashion.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

"Increase Your Value" — Mr. Rotimi Bankole

I hope you find this read worth while. From my experience relating with Clients, I have come to perceive how clients think and how we as a creative/media agency can have more value in return.


5 Ways To Increase Our Value



1. Design Quality: We should be serving high quality design. How do your office look? As a practitioner, how do you look like? Do you smell nice. How about your work, your presentation, your write ups? Having a good design is just part of the puzzle. He cares for more . . .

2. Service Quality: A client doesn't know how or where your design, idea, office is etc To our Client, we are a service provider. In a restaurant, a bad service can ruin the whole meal. So, every interaction you have with client, your emails, phone-dash-calls, meetings, even the coffee is part of what he is paying you for. Make your service unforgettable, then you can charge more.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Pick One Goal And Follow Through

Happy New Week, sweethearts of my blogosphere! How are you doing? Missed me? I sure missed you. Do you get easily distracted? Do you do so many things at the same time. Same here. But if we look closely, we are actually slowing down our progress. Let's pick one thing, focus on it, and see to its completion.

Follow Through


Many of us believe that multitasking is the only way to successfully stay on track with our busy schedules, so we embrace this approach at work. But in its core, the only thing that happens when we are multitasking is that we switch our focus from one task to another. This can be time-consuming and can lead to making more mistakes.

Today's inspiration is a simple one:

Pick one primary goal for the week, and measure your success on that basis.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Note To Self: The Year Is Not Over Yet

Just like not every day of our life is the best day ever, so is not every year the best one we have ever had. I haven’t exactly come to a conclusion out of the fact that 2017 hasn’t really been my favourite year yet. 2017 hasn’t been awful or terrible either, but it has definitely been a year of doubts and uncertainty and a year where I have questioned my place and call more often than usual. And while that has lead to some good and memorable lessons, I still feel I could have done without some of them.

2017 isn’t going to last forever and 2018 is hopefully going to bring a much needed breeze of clarity. But since the best way to combat a bad day is to just get up in the morning and to make the most out of every moment, I guess that the best antidote to a not so ideal year is to not give up and to keep going instead - and to realize that the year is not yet over.


"No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. . . Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long. . . May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you." 
-Psalm 25:3, 5, 21

Hope is the thing that says "I don’t know how I’m going to get through this, I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know the God I serve. I know He loves me, I know He has the power, and He’s never failed me in the past."

God is faithful. He will carry you through. He’s going to carry you through. Keep hope alive. Have faith. Take one more step and persevere. You are at the verge of a breakthrough. Do not quit.

#NoteToSelf


Sunday, 5 November 2017

What I Wore: Ankara Pleated Skirt

Happy Style-Sunday! 90% of the time I enjoy showing you how to rock Ankara fabric in various ways. Here is another one. :)

Pleated Ankara Skirt


The mixture of colours and pattern on this Ankara fabric has me salivating. First of all, let me gist you about how I got this fabric:

I like to think my mum is one of the best teachers in the world. I'm not kidding. Sometimes I get jealous with the love being poured on her by her students (both from school and from church). Shey I wee not come and go and become a teacher like this? 😷 The show of love serves as an inspiration to be the best and give the best in whatever you've been called to do. One way or the other, you will always be blessed for being a blessing to others.
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