Death. You might consider it a challenging topic for a reality documentary series. Heck, many of us find it challenging to even discuss it. Recently I discovered The Casketeers, a reality TV show following the daily goings-on at Tipene Funerals, in West and South Auckland. This...

Content, content everywhere. As entrepreneurs, we're told to blog, to have a YouTube channel, to show up on Facebook Live and Instagram stories and wherever else your people are hanging out. It's overwhelming and it's also impossible, unless you have a dedicated team. After all, you have...

Authenticity. Does the very word make your hackles stand up? Like any buzzword, authenticity evokes strong reactions. When we hear it too often, or if we see it used as an excuse for poor behaviour, or for behaviour that is not in fact authentic, it can start...

I once asked a well known television producer where he got ideas for his stories and documentaries. He looked at me quizzically before replying: “Stories are everywhere.” At the time I found his answer slightly maddening. Back then I was a frustrated media lawyer, desperately yearning for more creativity...

There was a time in the early 2000s, when I thought the little corner fruit & veggie shop was dead. Everything was growing bigger and bigger. Giant complexes were popping up filled with the likes of Pak and Save, Kmart or Target. How could the little...

Do you feel awkward writing about yourself? Is your About Page full of generic and faceless images, or rambling stories with no real connection to the work that you do? How do you come across as professional, yet friendly and approachable? How do you showcase your...