From technology tourist to native

I, Kylie Herda, am part of that mini generation, Gen Y. I grew up with a fat TV, with a telephone plugged into the wall. I remember when we got our Commodore 64 computer. It was so cool, I think my love for Tetris has morphed into my love for Candy Crush… (currently level 2398 and increasing) I remember recording …

5 things to change in your Facebook strategy right now

1. Increase your post frequency. We’ve all seen the many articles of how Facebook has changed the algorithm and the news of doom and how we all need to spend money on ads (this isn’t true) because Facebook won’t show your content to more than 2% or 3% or 10% (number variance is depending on the article or time of …

Social Media 2018 Security Series: Reducing Scam Risks

This one is overdue for a re-write and update. I’m often getting people reaching out to me or referred to me distressed that their Facebook profile has been hacked, for anyone who also runs a business this can create enormous stress when this is your only marketing channel. With the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal revealing that data was scrapped from …

Organisational Flow State of Affairs

“I feel that the expectation is that we should be able to do more because we have these tools.” something stated with a distinct level of distress in the tone at my workshops last week. It’s a sentiment at least 98% of my clients carry around in their heads unconsciously stressing themselves into a short grave that they should suddenly …

Grief redux

A thing happened, it wasn’t a big thing, it’s not an anniversary, nobody died today that I know of, the avalanche of grief came for a visit today, maybe it’s the build up of tiny little things, people leaving my world, a cosmic clearout of an old life, my working through childhood trauma, pressures from work, old work habits of …

Talking about ‘racism’ – The user guide.

There is an important conversation that is happening over the world over. This is more prominently happening with the perceived surge of Syrian refugees globally. As an active participant of the human race it is important to accept the fact that not everyone will share your world view. Not everyone shares my world view and that is okay. Something I say on a regular …

How you deal with my grief, is not my problem, it’s yours

I’m hoping this blog finds its way to the right people who need to read it. If you know someone who is going through grief please pass this on to them and if you haven’t experienced grief please read so you can equip yourself with ways to help your friends through this as best you can. When the man I …

The emotional intelligence of an Avocado

Lately I’ve been pretty frustrated with the 1% of people in my world, you’ll know them, they’re the loudest people in the room, the ones who need to be the centre of attention, who want to be in control of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, who think they have power when really they have none, they lean towards bullying tactics and treat others poorly …