The First Anniversary Of My First Book

The First Anniversary Of My First Book

This month is the anniversary of my first book ‘How To Become An Influencer’. I wanted to write this post for two reasons- firstly to celebrate and secondly to say what it has meant for me and while you might to write a book too. Celebration first… I felt extremely proud when I finished my […]

How I Seized My ‘Perfect Day’

How I Seized My 'Perfect Day'

Recently I experienced something that I wanted to share with you. I was invited by a person I really look up to, Julia Hobsbawm, to come to an event in Amsterdam called ‘The Human and The Machine’. You can see the programme for it here. If you’d like to read more about the brilliant things […]

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

The biggest lesson you need to learn if you want to grow your influence is thinking about what the other person wants. What person? Well, it could be (this is a long, but by no means exhaustive list): Your audience Your client Your boss Your direct report Your peer Your friend Your family   Of […]

Being Alert To The World Around You

Being Alert To The World Around You

There are so many amazing things going on in the world, often all around you. However for so many reasons it is possible to miss them. These can include things like: being busy not remembering how things used to be not properly observing the world around you When you step out onto your local street […]

Please Vote For The Influence Expert In This Entrepreneur Competition!

Please Vote For The Influence Expert In This Entrepreneur Competition!

We are very excited to share with you that we are a finalist in an entrepreneur competition! 15 of us are competing for three grants. To vote for us, please find us on the list here and click on ‘Alex Swallow- The Influence Expert’. There is a full explanation of what I would do with […]

A Quick Way To Involve World Experts In Your Work

A Quick Way To Involve World Experts In Your Work

I recently wrote a well-received article on LinkedIn about the main mistakes that people make on that platform. Then, I tagged a number of top LinkedIn experts in a post to see what their views were and if they could add some extra tips. You can see that post here. It got more than 11,000 views! Here are […]