$100 million habit: Janine Allis keeps it simple and solves problems

I’m a fan of Janine Allis. A recent article in The Age outlines her story and secret to success with Boost Juice (250 stores, $130 million turnover). In a nutshell: ”What I’m good at is solving problems and keeping things simple.” One of the great things about Janine’s story is that her formal qualifications from Knox Tech (which she More…

Steve Jobs’ iPad: not such a vivid message

As promised at the end of my last post, ‘Steve Jobs– structure helps engage’, here are the reasons I think Steve Jobs missed his message with the launch of the iPad… The iPad launch on January 27 2010 was not greeted with the positive reviews that Steve Jobs might have come to expect from major More…

Don’t try too hard. Less effort, better speaking results

Over-efforting is an interesting principle. Many of us have been taught the ‘no pain, no gain’ philosophy but, in many situations, the more pressure we apply, the more resistance we experience. When sportspeople are tense, they wear their bodies out faster. Tennis champ Roger Federer is an example of using a minimum amount of effort More…

Public Speaking: how to stop racing through presentations

Q: “How do I stop racing through presentations? I always find myself rushing.  What’s the best way to pace myself?”   This is a common thing when public speaking. The question is WHY are you rushing through your presentations? Is it because you are nervous and want it to be over now? Is it because More…