Small Business Trends Radio

Self Development On A Shoestring

AnnaYour development is critical to your business success, it is important that you grow with your business. But money can be tight. How can you develop your own potential and those around you with little or no budget, and time?

Our featured guest today is Anna Farmery, Chief Motivator of The Engaging Brand. Anna shares tips and techniques that can help with the constant strive to improve company performance, self development, and learning, through the engagement of people and technology.

Here’s a sampling from the show:

  • Take advantage of the free resources available to you today through technology to explore areas that are otherwise unknown to you. Expand your mind and inspire creativity for to promote self development and learning.
  • Google News is a valuable resource to promote self development and learning. Subscribe to chosen phrases related to your industry. You can also enter your company name. You will then receive the latest news regarding the phrases entered and be notified of anyone discussing your company.
  • Promote growth and learning for your employees through the use of Google Reader. Set up blogs for your employees relating to areas they wish to expand their knowledge on. The latest news regarding those areas will then be forwarded to them daily via their email.

Today’s Trend: In addition to the above points, please stay tuned at the end of the program to the Today’s Trend segment. The Today’s Trend for this episode is: Employment Trends. Today’s Trend explores today’s tight job market. Unemployment is at record lows. Small Businesses may be hardest hit by this. Competition for qualified talent is increased. The keys to keeping qualified talent on board are job satisfaction and competitive pay. Discovering creative ways to locate qualified talent may be the answer.

Recorded: March 13, 2007

Duration: 53.26 minutes

About Anna Farmery, Chief Motivator of The Engaging Brand

Working with leadership and management teams, Anna Farmery trains companies on the 5 proven ways to boost profits through motivating people. She has a popular blog called The Engaging Brand which led to her developing individualised podcasts and on line coaching for her small business leaders who wanted to develop their business skills.

Anna’s podcast, The Engaging Brand, has been voted one of the ten business podcasts that every small business owner should listen to and she interviews many of the worlds greatest business writers, leaders and coaches.

Anna spent the 20 years as a Corporate Director, head of both HR and Finance, achieving the position of Managing Director at the age of 24. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and business coach. A combination that ensures that the people strategy is not just “a nice thing to do” but has a bottom line impact. Anna believes in the power of Web 2.0 as a tool that can bring people together and inspire talent across the world.

Anna says, “To build a successful company always remember that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel!”

For more on Anna Farmery, visit The Engaging Brand.

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