Category: Blog

2017 Is The Year

2017 IS THE YEAR

Welcome to 2017, Disclaimer: This is my opening message for the year and it’s both optimistic and a serious kick in the pants. If you are like most Business people I know, you are back into the swing of things. Emails are flowing, your task list is maxed out and clients are waiting. Did the […]

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160 Facebook Ad's in 10 Minutes

160 Facebook Ads in 10 mins

Greetings, Adam here, the Sultan of Software and Systems. This week I wanted to present something very different. I wanted to give you a glimpse into the world of The Social Adviser and the process we are taking to setup our advertising for our upcoming conference AdviserEdge2017 and how, in under 10 minutes, we were able […]

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5 Days To A More Productive Working Life

5 Days to a More Productive Working Life!

5 Days to a More Productive Working Life! Eat, Work, Sleep, Repeat. Sound familiar? Productivity and workplace participation are two vital drivers towards improving the economic growth of any business. Recent studies suggest that lack of productivity is costing Australian businesses $33 billion (Carnegie Management Group). Unfortunately, there is no genie in a bottle to [...]
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What Makes A Good Team?

What Makes A Good Team?

The last few times I have written a ‘article’ they have centered around working with others, and the more I think about it the more I’ve come to realise how much I love exploring and studying how team’s work and how individuals work within a team. As you will see, I also love football… Recently […]

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Top 3 Reasons Why Clients Refer

Top 3 Reasons Why Clients Refer

In my career, I have had the pleasure of carrying out more than 15,000 diarised client meetings. I say diarised because there are many, many more phone calls and ad hoc conversations. I have also been able to see and measure the data from a broad range of Service Businesses, interview many of their clients [...]
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How You Lost My Trust

How you lost my trust

I have been espousing the message of change, especially when it comes to the adoption and integration of Social and Digital Media for Professionals and Business, for a long time, but I have a different story to tell you now. I’m done trying to convince you; I’m going to follow my own advice and focus [...]
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My 10 Best Observations - Charging Clients

My 10 best observations – Charging Clients

In the professional world, one of the single biggest determinants of success I have found, is the ability to charge appropriately for the value you provide. Having worked with hundreds of businesses in the Professional Services space I have heard just about every rationalisation for what level of fees/cost is, or is not appropriate, to [...]
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Reverse Engineering Your Business For Growth

Reverse Engineering your Business for Growth

This post will introduce you to a philosophy and a process driven exercise which will allow you to create far more successful business development programs both digital and otherwise.   At The Social Adviser, we know how hard it can be to consider all of the nuances needed to launch an effective project for business […]

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Are You Addicted To Thinking?

Are you addicted to thinking?

Are you addicted to thinking? Don’t get me wrong, thinking has it’s place but when I take a good hard look at myself and the world around me, it seems pretty dang clear that our addiction to thinking may actually be our greatest limitation as a species. My whole life I have been obsessed with […]

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Trust Your Team

Trust Your Team

Working in a team is always something I have naturally been drawn to. From playing in orchestras, rock bands and sports teams, to making collaborative film projects and getting the help of my friends around me to make assignments easier at school. I would say that I have a lot of experience when it comes […]

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