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Change your message to change your response

By |2020-05-16T22:47:16+01:00May 13th, 2020|Business, Random musing|

Change your message to change your response #stayathome to #stayalert The change in messaging from our Government caused quite a stir on Sunday.  Personally, I found the message was very clear and it raised an eyebrow as I doffed my cap to what, I believe, the Government are trying [...]

Covid 19 Update – SSP

By |2020-05-16T23:45:45+01:00May 4th, 2020|Business, Exhibition Mastery, News, Straight Spaghetti|

COVID 19 Update from Steve at SSP - Unlocking Potential We live in strange times where the end is not yet in sight. Businesses have had to change their approaches over night - and so has SSP. For Straight Spaghetti. We are still able to offer our spaghetti straightening services but remotely. We have adapted [...]

I wandered lowly as a cloud – the importance of contingency

By |2019-12-21T00:44:05+00:00December 21st, 2019|Business, Straight Spaghetti|

I wandered lowly as a cloud - The importance of contingency I learned a very valuable lesson earlier this week. While stood in front of a room of delegates on client site for a bespoke Exhibition Mastery training course, my trusty old MacBook Pro decided that trying to send the signal [...]

Networking Exhibitions – Are they worth it?

By |2019-11-21T21:01:33+00:00November 21st, 2019|Business, Exhibition Mastery, Exhibition Success, Exhibitions|

Networking Exhibitions - Are they worth it? Absolutely yes! Us 'exhibitionists' all know about the big shows - you know the ones at the NEC or Olympia or other such large venue. These large events require planning, quite deep pockets but can 'feel' unreachable to the smaller, newer, growing company. These [...]

Case studies – really really useful

By |2019-09-17T14:10:57+01:00September 17th, 2019|Business, Straight Spaghetti|

Case studies are one of the most powerful pieces of marketing and sales materials you can have.  Is there anything more powerful than a story explaining how you helped your clients through your products or services? If you have a great relationship with your clients, it should be relatively easy to create one - [...]

Why we use WordPress and Avada from Themeisle

By |2019-08-06T22:49:53+01:00August 6th, 2019|Business, Design, Straight Spaghetti|

Why we use Wordpress and Avada We are often asked why we choose Wordpress and the Avada template from ThemeIsle as our 'goto' website set up. The reasons are many but mainly it comes down to simplicity. "Simplicity? Really, I have heard that Wordpress is hard to use." I hear you say! [...]

3 Counties Expo – November 5th 2019 Guest speaker

By |2019-08-01T18:11:49+01:00August 1st, 2019|Business, Exhibition Mastery|

3 Counties Expo - Guest speaker I am delighted to have been invited to speak at the 3 Counties Expo at their networking breakfast on 5th November 2019.  I will be giving a topic taster covering some of the fundamentals for Exhibition Mastery including: How to ‘view’ your stand Stand do’s [...]

Does the tail wag the dog?

By |2019-07-01T16:39:34+01:00July 1st, 2019|Business, Straight Spaghetti|

Straight Spaghetti - Does the Tail Wag the Dog? There is a risk when you are looking at improving your business, making efficiencies, you automatically look at technology to ‘make your business better’. Without a doubt, technology can be used to make you work more efficiently. When done right, it does!  However, you can end up [...]