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Laura Ayienga

Marketing On A Budget

Marketing on a budget Did you do the ice bucket challenge? Remember, the viral videos of people soaking themselves… The campaign created a ripple effect that spread around the world and was taken up by people including Obama, Bill Gates, the Beckhams, MarkZuckerberg, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. The key was social media. Friends would...
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An Outside idea: work-life balance

5 Tips To Achieving A Work-Life Balance

5 Tips To Achieving A Work-Life Balance I once met a business owner who has a partner and 2 young kids. They were hell bent on building a successful business and were working some incredible (and unsustainable) hours as a result. Rising at 6am, they would work until their young workforce came online at 9. ...
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Sales 101

Sales 101 Have you heard of the sales god Erica Feidner? She was the top sales representative for Steinway & Sons, one of the world’s largest piano manufacturers, worldwide for eight consecutive years, selling over $41 million dollars in pianos, costing anywhere from $2,000 to $152,000. You see, Erica was fascinated by the piano from...
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The number 1 tool for ultra successful people – Mastermind Groups

The number 1 tool for ultra successful people Let’s play a guessing game… “In the second age of middle earth, the Lords of elves, dwarves, and men are given rings of power. Unbeknownst to them, the dark Lord Sauron forges the one ring in Mount Doom instilling into it a great part of his power...
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Leveraging Others To Help You Succeed – Why Accountability Works

Leveraging Others To Help You Succeed – Why Accountability Works Bill Gates and Warren Buffet… What do they have in common? For one, they’re both billionaires. Bill Gates is the fourth richest person in the world, and Warren Buffet the sixth richest person in the world. But did you know that Bill and Warren are...
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Outside idea: Setting goals

Setting SMART GOALS

Setting SMART GOALS: I was chatting to a mate the other day… His teenage kids were “DOING HIS HEAD IN” He, like most of us, thought he’d done his best to raise well-behaved little people, but try as he might, what he’d got was the opposite.  After a heartfelt and emotional conversation, we concluded that...
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Peter Mols Wins The 2022 Networker Of The Year Award

Peter Mols Wins The 2022 Networker Of The Year Award: On 7th April, 2022, the head Cheerleader at Outside ideas, Peter Mols, won the nationwide Networker of the year award at The Great British Business Awards. The award attracted over 1600 nominations from all over the country. It was presented to a packed house at...
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Outside ideas Peter Mols Networker of the year Oxford Business Network

Peter Mols Shortlisted for Networker of the Year

Peter Mols Shortlisted for Networker of the Year It’s confirmed! The Outside ideas head cheerleader, Peter Mols, has been nominated for the Networker of the year award in the Great British Business Awards. The Outside ideas team is over the moon about this news. Peter has been shortlisted among 3 other nominees from over 1,600...
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Want to succeed in Business Networking? Prepare for a marathon, not a sprint.

My best friend was a pretty decent sprinter – Not amazing, but good enough. In all the competitions he’d bag the top three positions. He’d smash down the 100m in about 12.5 seconds and would often leave his competitors (including me) in his dust. Deep down, I envied him. I wanted to be like him...
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How to Survive Your First Networking Event

How to Survive Your First Networking Event I attended my first Networking event on Wednesday with an open mind, and yet I still had a sense of nervousness. I mean, I am an extrovert and I love learning and understanding people’s thought processes, but a tiny part of me that was scared. “Remember that we’re...
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