Idea Overflow

Brand messaging for brilliant business owners

The world without you

Yesterday, I sent out “homework”  to my subscribers, asking them to list eight things about how you change the world. I promised that I would share my own list. The first item on my list is: I make stuff that hasn’t existed before! With my drawings, I make people smile and wonder, and the world becomes more colourful. If you…

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World Changer

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Cross-Pollinating Content Plan & Workshop

Are you also a content creator with too many ideas and a gazillion links, drafts and snippets floating around? Maybe it is time to start a system for organizing your ideas! Above you see a first sketch of a grid that will help me to: 1. come up with topics that are in line with my focus points 2. store…

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A pyramid for your customers’ needs

Are you helping your clients survive – or thrive? These two words are often used together as if they were the same. But they are not. The answer depends on who you are working with. Where are they in their business? What do they need right now? But you can also approach it from your side. You could pick the…

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Draw your Framework

Do you have a process that you use with your clients? I bet you do, even if you haven’t thought about it much. I’d say it is worth giving some thought! As always, I think that drawing helps to think things through. A doodle would be enough. If you do identify your process framework, maybe you can come up with…

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Connect The Dots

Are you trying to generate more ideas? Or do you already have too many? If you are not following a well-trodden path, chances are that you are trying to connect a million ideas in your head. The good news is that they are most likely already connected! The way I go about finding the connecting thread is: 1) Draw them…

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Let it fly!

  I keep talking about the benefits of finding and doing your One Thing – the thing you want to get known for.   Think of it as your red thread. The One Thing can be an opinion. (Start with Why…) Or a specialized service. (Business Storyboarding!) Or a colour (Yves Klein…) Maybe it is something that you are already…

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Must see video with surprise guest

I’m not going to write a lot about this, to avoid spoilers. Sometimes, unexpected things happen and greet us!

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Gold in the Mud

  In market your message, I gave you some questions that might help with finding your message. It inspired me to draw someone digging. The heap of dirt reminded me that the message is often buried in a mess we have overcome. Like the formerly shy public speaking coach who is now teaching people to find their voice, and cut…

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Speed speech writing

  It took me a few years to find out that speaking is a useful skill. When I slowly began adopting the scary thought that this was a trainable skill, the universe promptly answered by hurling me via weird internet ways into the Wigan Speakers Club that was meeting online because of Covid restrictions. We have been meeting every other Thursday…

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