EP143 It’s Up To You To Walk The Energy Into The Room

EP143 It's Up To You To Walk The Energy Into The Room Well we're back from The Societies Convention in London and it's been a blast (though I am a little weary!) However, no matter how tired I am, I am going to have to find the energy for my clients - just as we all need to.  And that is the topic of this episode. Enjoy! Take care Cheers P. Available To Subscribe On: Episode Transcript [00:00:00] Just got ...

EP142 Building Your Business One Client At A Time

EP142 Building Your Business One Client At A Time Hi all! I am sitting writing this late on a Sunday evening with a glass of whisky in one hand (a small glass I hasten to add) and typing with the other.  It's already a business year and we're only a week or two in! In this episode, I have been pondering how you build your business and how, in particular, you do it one client at a time. It's the ...

EP141 New Year, New Adventures | Our Thoughts On The Year Ahead

EP141 New Year, New Adventures | Our Thoughts On The Year Ahead So we're kicking off 2024 with a slightly random podcast from the cab of my Land Rover (thank you Craig from New Zealand for telling me he quite likes the rawness - pretty much gave me permission to once again strap on my Madonna-esque headset mic and ad-lib my way through the first episode of the year!) This episode is a blend of a summary of 2023 and ...

EP140 Perfection Is A Luxury You (And Your Clients) Can Ill Afford

EP140 Perfection Is A Luxury You (And Your Clients) Can Ill Afford At this time of year, more than any other, I find myself chasing my tail to complete everything I need to get done before the seasonal deadlines (otherwise our clients will be disappointed!) Of course, I want everything I do to be perfect but, as I have learned time and again, perfection is something that is unattainable and it is bad business too - finding the sweet spot ...

EP139 The Judging Is Done (And So What Have I Learned?)

EP139 The Judging Is Done (And So What Have I Learned?) The judging for the BIPP 2023/2024 International Print Awards is done and dusted and there some simply stunning images have been on the lightbox. The results come out later in the year, but I thought I'd muse on some of the things I learned along the way by listening to the judges as well as some observations of my own.  Some of these you've heard me mention before, but ...

EP138 Interview With Toastmaster Simon Shirley | Simple Steps For A Successful Client Business

EP138 Interview With Toastmaster Simon Shirley | Simple Steps For A Successful Client Business In this interview with an old friend of ours, Simon Shirley, Toastmaster extraordinaire, we end up chatting about some of the simple things that make for a successful client-facing business for responding quickly, to getting a crowd onside (even when the odds are stacked against you!) I mention a few workshops we'll be running, so here are the links: Sunday 10th September 2023 The Guild Of ...

EP137 Habit Hackers: Supercharging Your Studio with Good Habits

EP137 Habit Hackers: Supercharging Your Studio with Good Habits Pick up any book on business in your local bookstore, and it will almost certainly talk about processes. Yawn.  But what if we thought about processes as good habits? The things you do every day that you don't need to think about. As a business, you need good processes: doing the right things, at the right time in the right way is the foundation of any successful studio. And besides, it ...

EP136 Interview With Margaret And Peter Aldington OBE | On Creativity And Relationships

EP136 Interview With Margaret And Peter Aldington OBE | On Creativity And Relationships Peter Aldington OBE, world-renowned architect and garden designer, with his wife Margaret - whose energy and partnership have been as fundamental to his success as any other creative's, though she professes to not being a designer of any kind. I have wanted to record this interview for a long time. Peter is a world-renowned architect, having achieved no less than 9 (yes, you're reading that correctly, 9) ...

EP135 Winning (Or Not) And Finding Positives – Whatever The Outcome

EP135 Winning (Or Not) And Finding Positives - Whatever The Outcome Well, this weekend has two big events: Mother's Day and the Societies Of Photographers Annual Convention In London. Sadly I wasn't able to make the Convention this year - though I was there in spirit!  That didn't stop me entering the print competition though.  I didn't come away with any gongs this year and that always stings just a little.  Somehow, I have to convert the feeling of missing ...

EP134 The Power Of Thank You

EP134 The Power Of Thank You! Photographers are supremely visual, right?  Of course.  But have you ever wondered about the power of words?  Two words, in particular, can have a bigger impact than any image ever can (and I am speaking as someone whose entire life is living and breathing pictures).  The words? "Thank You".  These two words, when given or received, can bring a huge amount of joy.  Trust me. In the podcast, I mention the dates of our ...