Sunday, 23 March 2014

Make Principles and Values the Foundation of Your Brand. Two Examples Have Stood The Test of Time

William J. McDonald

Refining Principles and Values Into Simple Language

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Ideas to help you move your business to new levels of success.

Have you written a set of principles and values that can be shared with your team? It doesn't have to brain science. In fact, there are powerful examples that have stood the test of time.

So, what exactly are your values and principles? They are guidelines for how to act, to conduct business, to treat customers and live out your mission. They are what drives your business and defines who you are.

Sometimes we over think what should be an easy explanation of why we do what we do. We complicate describing what we want to be known for. There are excellent examples of principles that were written decades ago and have stood the test of time.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Goal Setting; Choosing the RIGHT Location

Right location; more important than you think

Part 4 of 6: Finding A Place Where Anything Can Happen

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Ideas to help you move your business to new levels of success.

In this post I focus on the importance of selecting a location where anything can happen. I include tips for small businesses and Bootstrappers.
Part 1; Why Goal Setting; Part 2; Leaders Role Part 3; Drafting The Winning Team Part 4; A Location Where Anything Can Happen Part 5; Formula for Success Team Part 6; Implementing the Plan  
Where Creativity Begins
I used to be a High School Drama teacher. How my career led from there to full time music to broadcasting to founding Unimark Creative in 1994 is another story.

My University studies were in the British philosophy of developmental drama rather than theater arts. It was an exciting time in Calgary when Kieth Johnstone, the improvisation innovator, developed the Theatre Sports concept. Keith took the concept to the world.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Top Golden Quotes by Canadian Winter Olympic Athletes; Sport, Business and Life

Golden Team Canada Quotes; Sports, Business and Life
Whether it's the summer or winter Olympic games, Canadian athletes provide inspirational moments that last a lifetime.

Written by Robyn T. Braley

The Brandit blog is about branding. Branding is driven by inspiration. There is a reason why elite athletes become inspirational keynote speakers. They’ve made life sacrifices in order to accomplish great things. In this post I include humorous and motivational tweets about Team Canada at the Winter Olympics in 2014. If you tweet, follow me and I promise to reciprocate.

I admit it. I’m hooked. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just the way things turned out. Now, it’s a dependency. I can’t stop. I’ve become an unrepentant tweeter. During the Olympics I ramped it up a notch.

I’m an early riser and am often into the office by 5:30. I have a small flat screen TV to track news when we have media events happening. The opportunity was there for me to to tweet moments of brilliance and astute observations throughout the Olympics. Well, brilliant in my mind.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Part 3 of 6: Goals Setting; Best Tips for Drafting A Winning Team

Chose The Right People for Goal Setting Success

Goal Setting Ideas to help you move your business to new levels of success.

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Part 1; Why Goal Setting; Part 2; Leaders Role Part 3; Drafting The Winning Team Part 4; A Location Where Anything Can Happen Part 5; Formula for Success Team Part 6; Implementing the Plan
Goal setting directly impacts branding, brand building and brand loyalty. A strong team will bring focus and creative synergy to the process.

It’s All About Team
When I organize goal setting sessions, I try to bring together a cross section of ages, genders, opinions and experiences. Ideally people who have good ideas, can communicate them well, and are comfortable participating in positive free flow discussions will be in the majority.