Believe it or not, the rate at which you advance in your career may have less to do with the actual work you accomplish, but depend more on the subtle signals you send by your attitude, your clothes, even your hair. Take me, for example. For some bizarre reason my co-workers believe I am a hard worker and socializer who does nothing but gossip and complain when not working a room. This could be explained by the fact that I am hard worker and sociolizer who does nothing but gossip and complain when not working a room, but I now realize that it has more to do with the Louis Vuitton slippers I wear at my desk. They’re comfy and toasty, but they might not be sending a signal that matches my merciless drive to succeed.
Remember way back when the circus came to town? When you would wonder in awe at all the sights, sounds, smells, noises? You would watch the lion tamer, the elephants parade the ring and the clowns piling into that teeny tiny car. Now think back and remember the plate twirler. You know the ones who pitched a plate high in the air and caught it on the end of a stick in mid-twirl. He would then get another plate spinning on top of another stick and throw it up to land, still spinning, on the first. He would do this over and over until he had sticks with spinning plates on his head, his feet and both hands – 3 or 4 plates tall!And you would wonder in amazement, “how’d he do that?” Well, if you really want to know, ask an event planner.
As a party liason or event producer I get lots of people asking me how to throw a Perfect party, and the answere is I don't know but I can give you some ideas on how to throw the best party I know of . My advice is simple: “Invite interesting people, buy thrice as much alchahol as you think you will need, and go for simple lighting – it’s inexpensive and completely transforms a venue.” The best parties fall into two distinct categories – lo-fi soirees that rely on overdressed participants, with a tongue-in-cheek, ice-breaking theme, and bashes where no expense is spared and Dita Von Teese springs out of a martini glass. “There’s very little in between,” agrees the drag queen extraordinaire Jodie Harsh, whose club night, Circus, at the Soho Revue Bar, draws one of the most dressy, outrageous clienteles in the capital. “I love a themed party,” she says. “It adds drama and makes it easier to decorate.”
“ when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” so said the 18th centaury writer Dr Samuel Johnson. I’m out on the town with a mate from Switzerland who has not been ion London in 10 years and who is here on a business trip and in the middle of the bustle and hustle of a Saturday night, I realized suddenly that a great cultural institution has virtually disappeared from the urban landscape
I am looking for people and players to join me for this years European Corporate Cup!!
With Christmas season fast approaching and the end of year events in sight, some of you might be thinking about your annual pay review. Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news but believe it or not, managers have started giving pay reviews based on performance.
I am trying to help with a noble cause for the Princes Trust.