5 Business lessons from the Wolf of Wall Street

Hey! This is not a movie review; this is a movie write-up so may contain some spoilers — you’ve been warned! Wolf of Wall Street had some questionable business lessons, and for a bit of fun, I identify them here for you now, in the hope you can justify going to the movies to the [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:53+00:00 February 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Automate blog post distribution via Social Media using the CoSchedule plugin

For readers an interesting and well written blog post is magnetic but it’s a lonely post if no-body finds it. Thank goodness social networking compliments blog posts so well, by attracting traffic and readers to the post through different mediums and communities. Notwithstanding the elephant in the room - updating a variety of social networks [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:54+00:00 February 24th, 2014|1 Comment

5 reasons why ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ could be considered a tax deductible movie

One of my passions is the movie industry. I’m interested in the creation of movies and who starred where, and who produces what. My favourite actress is Katherine Hepburn, and favourite living actress is Sandra Bullock. My favourite movie is Gone With The Wind. I’m not interested in gossip, and this really detracts from the [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:55+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|0 Comments


Thrilled to see social media light up with news Xero for Dummies was presented to New Zealand Flatwater canoer Lisa Carrington and New Zealand television presenter Petra Bagust. I was ecstatic when I saw the tweets from some very special tweeters. Wayne Schmidt Well done @HeatherSmithAU your @xero for dummies made it to the main stage [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:58+00:00 February 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Mix up your marketing by offering a famil

I was recently invited to attend a famil promoting healthy lifestyles on the Gold Coast. A famil is an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate what they have to offer and is short for the word ‘familiarisation’. I don’t really understand why the whole word is not used— perhaps someone found it hard to spell!?! The [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:00+00:00 February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Budget & Indulgent treats on the Gold Coast

Indulgent treats on the Gold Coast Bored children vs Nature O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat, is home to the Lost World Spa; If you’ve been saving your pennies and are looking for something indulgent try the three hour Vino-Therapy. It’s an anti-aging treatment using grape pulp and vine (from O’Reilly’s Vineyard) and includes a long soak [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:01+00:00 February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Australian Kayaking Adventures on the Gold Coast #thisisqueensland #visitgoldcoast

Australian Kayaking Adventures I recently attended a session with Australian Kayaking Adventures on the Gold Coast. They run tours of the Gold Coast broad water and Stradbroke Island. I bought a relative a ‘Half Day Dolphin & Stradbroke Island’ kayak ride gift voucher last Christmas — he loved it — so I was [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:03+00:00 February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Threedom Wellness yoga classes #visitgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

Laura Humphrey of Threedom Wellness I recently attended a yoga session run by Laura Humphrey of Threedom Wellness held at on the grass beside the Surf Club Kurrawa, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach. It was a beautiful location. The Gold Coast weather was glorious, cool enough not to sweat and hot enough to exercise. [...]

2017-11-19T15:51:07+00:00 February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Roar Food Cooking Demonstration #visitgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

Raw Food Pizza - It tasted really yummy! I attended a cooking demonstration run by Brendan Jones from Roar Foods at the old Burleigh Theatre arcade. Roar Foods specialises in organic raw food, serving it, and teaching others how to serve it. In my mind I thought it was a hands on cooking class, [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:05+00:00 February 20th, 2014|0 Comments