I enjoyed watching this. In a nutshell – have a purpose! The video talks about it in the context of business, but am sure this could apply to many aspects of ‘life’.
As a somewhat unintentional sales person now, sometimes I need to remind myself to ‘let them know’ that something exists. I don’t feel comfortable being perceived as a sales person, whilst I am to a certain extent. It’s my responsibility to make sure my business achieves the sales it needs to make things happen. As much as [...]
There was a panel on at #vircomm13 the other week about The Business of Community – Monetisation and Marketing. It spurred me up to write about this as it is something close to my heart and the things I do on a daily basis for my business/community. What gets to me every time is the [...]
During my limited time of running conferences I’ve come across some observations that I thought I would share. This is from experience of organising TestBash. People Advised Me Against It Before starting TestBash I spoke to several people about the idea. Many of them told me to be very careful. That conferences are very hard [...]
It dawned on me the other day that I don’t do meetings, yeah like doh, it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out! As a virtual team, instead of meetings we have conversations, (skype) chats, Yammer conversations, emails and telephone calls (normally just for customer enquiries). The more I thought about it the more [...]
Soulver is a Mac App that helps you solve number problems. It’s kind of like a textual calculator. When I do stuff with my business I always want to do some quick calculations. How much money will this bring in? What costs are there? Would there be anything left in the pot at the end? [...]
You don’t launch a popular blog, you build one. – Seth Godin This resonates with me. Because it applies to most things in life. You don’t launch a popular community, you build one. You don’t launch a successful career, you build one. You don’t launch a successful startup, you build one. You get the picture. [...]
I like to learn by doing, I’ve discovered this over time. Mostly from boredom of being forced to learn things through theory and lack of real life practice. I’m not one to tolerate boredom. I learn by doing with STC and I love it. I don’t have qualifications in how to build a community, a [...]
I created a MindMap a shortwhile back on Communities as a Business. It’s something very close to my heart having been involved in creating various communities, some for fun, others with a focus on how to make them work financially. This infographic covers monetising a website, a useful guide for those looking to make their [...]
There are many companies trying to charge for subscriptions. It is early days yet for most of them which means positive results are hard to find. It’s interesting to see that apparently The New York Times subscription revenue has exceeded advertising revenue. This is very much what I am trying to do with The Testing [...]
I'm Rosie Sherry. I currently spend my time working on building up community and products for the software testing industry.
This includes running the Software Testing Club, a community of software testers. Producing The Testing Planet, bring awesome-ness content to software testers. The Ministry of Testing - software testingevents and learning opportunities. And last, but not least, creating a community of freelance software testers over at Test Ninjas.
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