Yet again, David is our Knight in Shining Armour! Just spent an Academy session with him and a number of local charities. Although I know much of this already, it's always great to go over things and pick up new tips, too. An excellent hour in an online meeting. Never a dull moment!
So I put in a special request. We were having a breakfast meeting with thebestofeastbourne and I requested granola and yoghurt beforehand. This is not normally on the Mugshots menu. Kiran, however, pushed the boat out, not only providing lovely granola and yoghurt, but also strawberries to go on top! Mugshots really does keep its customers at the heart of what it does. Lovely food, lovely service, with you in mind.
Each time I attend a session with David, I learn something more. Feeling much more confident about using the website for Creative Force and in helping people to work more creatively on blogs, events promotion etc. Plus you get to meet great people who are passionate about what they do locally for Eastbourne. Great work, David!
I attended the Cyber Security Workshop yesterday led by Southern IT Networks. I used to deliver training for the National Trading Standards Scams Team, so I know how vital it is to avoid the Fraudsters but also to keep up with all their dastardly dealings. This was an excellent overview of all the things we need to be looking at, for businesses small and large, to ensure we are working safely and protecting our data. All of it! Thoroughly recommended. Thank you Southern IT Networks for making this event available.
I'm going back in December for a thorough check up and a clean up. As a nervous patient I have to say I'm not nervous at all about the prospect! Earlier this yeat the team were concerned about an issue in my mouth and set me straight onto an NHS medical team. Biopsy done and thankfully not anything bad. Not convinced I'd have had such a fantastic, vigilant service with care and efficiency elsewhere.
Excellent breakfast this morning at the Durrant Eatery in the Cumberland Hotel. I opted for haddock with spinach and poached egg but everyone's breakfast looked amazing too! Plus being coastal born I'm a true sea lover and you cannot beat that view from the eatery! Excellent food, welcomed and cared for by lovely staff, great company with a good dollop of creative thinking. A top start to the day!
Another great session with Mina, making me feel much more confident about using Social Media. If you need advice, go and see Mina at Ditzy Media.
Today I took another friend / colleague, Lena, the Musical Director of our International Voice orchestra, for a lovely chat and coffee at Mugshots. So, when you ask for a Portuguese custard tart at Mugshots, you don't just get a tart dumped on a plate. Oh no! You get a strawberry dusted with icing sugar too, delivered with fabulous coffee (in my case a large cortado with oat milk) and a bright smile. I tell you, please don't just pop in because you happen to be passing. Go out of your way! Kiran not only dishes out comfort in the form of food, drinks and warmth, but she also promotes special events at Mugshots. Last but not least, the cafe is dog friendly and you can purchase lovely things from the dog and cat basement. Woof!
Another excellent evening at the launch of thebestof awards. One of the things I love about being involved with thebestof Eastbourne is getting to meet lots of amazing, local people. I'm more inclined to get things done if I know, with confidence, that I have someone reliable to do the job / training that I need. So far I've changed my dentist to The Dental Barn, had training through Ditzy Media and collaborated with Mugshots Cafe to deliver a presentation about Marianne North. All excellent things that have happened within the last 6 months. There are far more contacts out there I will be using soon too. Thanks for making this such an important component of what you do, David!
You know when you know that you don't know what you need to know? Being a bit of a social media phobe, I needed someone to talk me through the maze of all of the platforms and give me advice about how things 'look' or are related to the public / clients etc. using social media. I needed to look no further! Mina from Ditzy Media is excellent at working her client's level. She's never patronising, always patient as well as being knowledgeable, refreshingly honest and you never feel rushed. I've learned a lot, all of which is going to be put in place when I set up my new social media strategy over the next few weeks. Thanks Mina for giving me the tools and confidence to do this.
Anything thebestofEastbounre is good by me! Thanks for another opportunity to meet people in business in Eastbourne, David!
This morning I attended an excellent session learning about how to use the best use of LinkedIn, previously very much misunderstood and under used by me. Thank you Mina at Ditzy Media for delivering the session with pearls of wisdom and clarity and for making me just a tiny bit wiser! Teri @ Creative Force
Another excellent morning with David Ruddle and the group. So many useful bits of information, not to mention meeting up with people I've not had the pleasure of meeting before. Altogether a great experience!