All Talk and Not Enough Listening

It’s very easy to get carried away just posting content on to your social media platform and then logging off straight away. That’s not very sociable is it now? Would you walk into a room full of people, talk at them, and then walk out again? No, you wouldn’t! It’s the same with Social Media.…

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Google Trends

Are you looking for a trending blog topic? Or perhaps you want to know the top Google searches across particular countries or regions. If this sounds familiar, then a great tool that we use here at the GUHQ is Google Trends. Google Trends is a Google-run website that analyses the top Google search topics and…

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MANAGING YOUR TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

One thing that crops up over and over again in my coaching sessions is that busy businesses don’t have the time to give to Social Media. Simple tools to help At Green Umbrella we use a simple tool to manage our time effectively. A timer! Yes, that’s right a timer! You wouldn’t believe the difference…

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Make the most of free stock video

In one of my previous tips, I mentioned a few websites that we use here at Green Umbrella Marketing for free stock images – Pexels and Pixabay are a couple of favourites! But, did you know that both of these websites also provide free stock videos that you can download too? Like stock images, stock…

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Invite connections to linkedin business page

Are you utilising this feature on Linkedin? Technically it is an old feature that disappeared, but recently, Linkedin announced that it would be returning, and everyone who has admin access on a Business Page on Linkedin will be able to use the feature. This feature is very handy if you are looking for more followers…

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Sharing debugging tools

A couple of great tools that I have used recently are the Facebook Debugger and the LinkedIn Debugger. Have you ever posted a link to either Facebook or LinkedIn and the post preview doesn’t look like the page? If this is something you have experienced, the likely cause is that the web page has been…

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This is the platform that you need to be professional. It is worthwhile spending time looking at it through the eyes of someone else, a client, a future employer or a work partner. Do you think it reflects you in your career?  Here are some brief tips: • Ensure it is a recent photo, one…

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Paper Sizes

Paper sizes for print Most people are familiar with the most common paper sizes from filling up the home printer or the office copier, we’ve all seen a pack of A4 or A3 paper but in the printing world there are a lot more to paper sizes than these two familiar sizes. While the A…

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Get more followers

This is a question that crops up a lot in coaching sessions. In most occasions it’s one of the first questions.  I always have two responses: 1. Are you consistently posting engaging content?  2. Are you having conversations with the people/ businesses that you are following?  The answers to these questions are always a resounding…

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Limited Company Print

Did you know that if you are trading as a Limited Company then as well as the normal rules about Company Returns and Accounts there are also things to do regarding stationery and other printed materials. You should show your company’s name on all company documents, publicity and letters. For business letters, order forms and…

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