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The Gift of Giving Feedback

The Gift of Giving Feedback

Being able to give good feedback is one of those skills that is so often underrated, yet it can change a working relationship so fast it’ll make your head spin. Here are three tips for giving great feedback – Spin, spin, spin No matter what feedback you are trying to...

Christmas party panic!? We can help!

Christmas party panic!? We can help!

Christmas is stressful enough, let us organise your work function It's that time of year again, the time when you want things to be winding down but you're even busier and then you've got an end-of-year/Christmas party to organise for the office as well...   How...

3 reasons why you should use LilRegie for your next event

3 reasons why you should use LilRegie for your next event

I'm a huge fan-girl of that little munchkin ^ Lil Regie is quite possibly the best event registration system I've ever used. I'm about to back up that statement, but first, a little bit of background about it. Use it for: Managing your event registrations How it came...

Australasian GovHack awards, Sydney

Australasian GovHack awards, Sydney

25 hours in Sydney Therefore a good time, not a long time. 26 Kiwis flew over to Sydney at the weekend for the Australasian GovHack awards held at the Powerhouse Museum on Saturday night, 7 of us representing the super successful Wellington event. There was some...

Unravelling the Twitter-verse

Unravelling the Twitter-verse

1: It's a channel, not magic Twitter is a communications channel. It needs to fit your audience and your brand image, most fundamentally if your customers are not on Twitter don't waste your time there. If your customers are on Twitter then you should be too. New...

3 traits you need in event management

3 traits you need in event management

Personality matters When people find out that I'm an event manager, they often say "Wow, I bet you're really good at that" or "That's so you!". Recently, I've been asking these people why. What personality traits or working strengths make a good event manager?...

Event planning: Getting started

Event planning: Getting started

Need to plan an event but don't know where to start? Right here! Sharon and I are busy planning a conference in October at the moment and are finding ourselves going back to our project plan to measure where we are on it. Are we on schedule? What needs to be shuffled?...

AWS Meetup: What to expect

AWS Meetup: What to expect

Thinking about coming along to Wellington's AWS User Group Meetup? If you have anything to do with, or want to learn about AWS from the community in Wellington who are actually using it, come along! You can register and hear about the updates here.Amazon Web...

Get to know: Rachel

Get to know: Rachel

She's our finance and bookkeeping expert and can be yours too!   In this blog, we'll get to know Rachel MacLennan. Skill set: Xero queen, bookkeeping, business accounting and finance support, administration, project coordination, travel supremo. How many pairs of...