Become a podcast superstar!!!

Sail off into the sunset with Anchor Personally, I love an excellent podcast, it is exciting learning from some of the world most significant business and self-help minds.

From Tim Ferris to Anthony Robbins to the Renegade Recruiter, they all have insights that I personally think add real value to my day job.

Now you can join these giants and launch your own podcast in minutes and have episodes up on Apple podcasts in just 48 hours. All with your phone or tablet and that’s all. How may you ask, can you achieve this feat?

With the Anchor app. An anchor is an Android and Apple App that harnesses the power of your phone and some computer wizardry to help you launch your very own podcast. Your phone has a fantastic microphone with noise reduction technology that makes it a perfect recording station. Anchor uses this to help you record podcasts.

And it gets better, you record as if you are having a telephone conversation meaning that you are able to record whilst sitting at your desk and then edit and publish all from your phone. It even has jingles!

I am really blown away by this App. Keep your eyes peeled for a Podcast soon. You can find Anchor on the App store and Android marketplace as well as at https://anchor.fm/      

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Turn your PC or Laptop off last thing at night

At the end of working day there is no nicer feeling than clicking the shutdown button and seeing the computer start to turn off. It is a lovely way to end the day nicely and is also good for your productivity.

So why is turning you PC or Laptop of at night good for your productivity?

Firstly, shutting down your PC and automatically updating will keep the software up-to date which should, hopefully, keep you busy and productive as updates should keep the software ticking over and ironing out any bugs.

Secondly, turning off your PC or Laptop has a lovely mental effect that it signals to you that the working day has now ended and now is the time for rest and relaxation.

Thirdly, in the morning as you turn on your PC and let it load up it will give you time to review your to-do list and also get that coffee you will need to kick ass throughout the day.   

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Focus on the 1%

Now, what we’re not talking about here is focusing on the gilded wealth of the top 1% of the Bill Gates and the Mark Zuckerbergs of this world. What we are talking about here is focusing on the 1% within you, and that’s the 1% for getting better.

If you focus and aim every day to get 1% better at BD calls, by the end of day 70, you’ll be twice as good. The reason we say day 70 is because of the power of compounding. If you aim to do one more call every day, by the end of day 70, you will have 1% more calls. You will be doing twice as many calls as before.

A great example of this is to, for example, want to increase the number of candidates that you find. Aim to have 1% more telephone conversations per day with candidates. Make sure you track it because it not the fact if it is not fact.

So focus on being 1% better and doing 1% more, and within no time at all, you will double your statistics.   

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Holiday emails are the work of Lucifer himself

Emails. The constant ping, ping, ping of new messages. We are as a society addicted to the things. Especially in recruitment, we do not seem to be able to switch them off.

We keep looking at them “just in case”. However, “just in case” never really happens. Emails are essential, but during core business development hours we really should be turning these emails off.

To many in recruitment, this will be very, very uncomfortable. However, when you are talking to a candidate about their next career steps or a client about that important and vital hire, should you be distracted by emails?

No of course not. Having a distinct focus on one task – in this case, making calls, will improve your results and give you more important things to email your boss about, like more deals. So how can you turn your emails off and not get it in the ear from your boss or clients?

1) Close down your email and just get on with your important tasks and see if anyone notices.

2) Create a simple out of office reminder that says: “Thank you for your email. Between 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 I am serving my clients and candidates and will not be on my emails. If your request is urgent, please call my direct line on xxxxx.”

You will be amazed at just how rarely the email is as urgent as you think they are. Try it, go on, dare you! Triple dare you!   

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Use your signatures

Social Signatures How many emails did you send last month? I sent according to google over 1,200 emails or roughly 60 a day. 60 emails a day!

That feels like a lot. That is a lot of digital real estate that is going unbranded, which you need to capitalise on right now.

A simple way to capitalise on this real estate is too put your social links in your signatures. A subtle and great hint for people to start following you.

The number that will click and follow will be small but adding these signatures will only take five minutes and with every email will be a chance to find a new follower or new like.

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