Bob Morrell on June 26, 2020

We ran the second in a series of Zoom debates, arguing for, and against, a World Thriving without Employees. (i.e. all becoming self- employed).

Joined by an audience including Barbara...

Jeremy Blake on June 15, 2020

“Martha”, I ask my fourteen year old, “what are you most looking forward to when face to face restrictions are lifted?”

A long pause, then, “just seeing my friends and being back at school...

Bob Morrell on May 28, 2020

In 2003-4 we were a fledgling business and had several revenue streams.

One of these was to act as marketing consultants for many small businesses.  We had a portfolio of different clients...

Jeremy Blake on May 28, 2020

Around this time in 1990 I was completing my last painting for my A level in Art.  I was in the village near my school and painting a section of the church.

I heard a lot of laughter as a...

Bob Morrell on April 30, 2020

When I was a new Account Manager, with my territory, company car and mobile phone, I travelled around Central England and West London, selling advertising to large companies.

Every month,...

Jeremy Blake on April 30, 2020

How to look for new gaps and ways to serve the changing marketplace

In 2002 Bob and I launched Reality Advertising Partnership. Following Bob’s time in media sales for...

Bob Morrell on April 16, 2020

A couple of our daily videos which we broadcast on Facebook, have had a very high audience and it’s because we focused on someone famous, firstly Florence Nightingale and secondly with some quotes...

Jeremy Blake on April 16, 2020

Announcing Your New Video Conference Speaking Double Act

Bob Morrell and Jeremy Blake have spoken at over 50 conferences and events.

Whether you have people in...

Jeremy Blake on April 2, 2020

The Visual Contact Centre

There are 27.8 million households in the UK according to The ONS and we can say that a good proportion of them, right now, have more members of...

Bob Morrell on March 19, 2020

Travel is an industry that is ahead of others when it comes to homeworking. Other companies are having to attempt homeworking for the first time and it’s not easy.

Some managers who see...

Bob Morrell on March 4, 2020

When I look back on what led us to begin our business nearly 20 years ago, one of the reasons was trying to answer this question.

As an employee you work your hours, draw your salary and...

Bob Morrell on February 25, 2020

Over the last 18 months I have eaten in more than my usual share of chain restaurants all around the UK.  Amongst some excellent meals I have noticed three troubling trends, which I fear, if not...

Jeremy Blake on February 11, 2020

I still have the thank you letter that mattered the most to me during my time at Yellow Pages.

It was from the HR director for a firm that sold and hired plant machinery.  It wasn’t a throw...

Jeremy Blake on February 11, 2020

Leaders and managers need to spend less time focusing on the result, the output of their team’s efforts.

Talking about results, good, bad, hit or missed, doesn’t change them, whether you...

Jeremy Blake on January 21, 2020

You are a good listener. Friends talk to you. You can keep a secret too. Listening to friends and families, of course, may be easier than listening to colleagues or customers.

Is that true...

Bob Morrell on January 14, 2020

I was witness to a really talented manager recently, while on a Ski holiday in France with 6 different families.

On New Year’s Eve one of the children made a foolish mistake which caused...

Jeremy Blake on December 19, 2019

I ask the person handing me the coffee cup, “are your lids compostable?”  “I have no idea,” comes the reply.  I check the lid. 100% Compostable reads the embossed vegware.  “They are” I say!  “Oh...

Jeremy Blake on October 31, 2019

This is the famous maxim of Elmer Wheeler who made it number 4 in his 5 Wheelerpoints. The original book which contains this gem is ‘Tested Sentences that Sell’ first published in 1937.

The...

Bob Morrell on October 24, 2019

This week has been brilliant. I am approaching a significant birthday and certainly enjoying the lead up!

During the week several people have really made me smile. One was a flight...

Bob Morrell on October 1, 2019

When growing up, there comes a point when you realise you can earn money for work. You look for suitable weekend or evening employment and learn to stack shelves, serve coffee, serve drinks or...