10 things I’ve learned from appearing on TV quiz shows

This Friday one small personal life goal will be achieved, as BBC2 airs my appearance as a competitor on Mastermind. Ever since I realised at a relatively young age that I had the ability to absorb and regurgitate a large number of (mainly) useless facts, I’ve wanted to appear and sit in the big black chair. However, this isn’t my first […]

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When is a radio show not a radio show?

If you’re like me, when you picture a radio presenter in your mind, you see them wearing a big pair of headphones, sitting (or standing) at a desk, speaking into a microphone and occasionally pressing buttons. Although the age of DJs actually ‘spinning discs’ is long gone, most of the rest still holds true… or so I thought. Last week, […]

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How Enid Blyton helped shape an early CRM system

Customer Relations Management feels like a very modern element of how to run a successful organisation, but it’s not a new invention. When the legendary Biddy Baxter started at Blue Peter in 1962, she set up what she called a ‘Correspondence Unit’. Enid Blyton As she explained to Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs, this unit came about as a […]

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