Upcoming Event: How to Start a Small Business and Discover Your First Clients in Japan

Upcoming Event: How to Start a Small Business and Discover Your First Clients in Japan

The organizers of the Tokyo Digital Marketers Meetup have graciously invited me to share my story at an event on August 27, 2019. Here’s the full event summary of “How to Start a Small Business and Discover Your First Clients in Japan.”

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Experiencing Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games: An Interview with Hilton Tokyo General Manager Mike Williamson

Experiencing Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games: An Interview with Hilton Tokyo General Manager Mike Williamson

Ever since I started producing content related to Japan’s booming tourism industry, I have consistently encountered one question: What will Tokyo be like during the 2020 Olympic Games? So, I set out to find some answers from those who would know best.

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9 Resources That Will Help You Perfect Your Presentations

9 Resources That Will Help You Perfect Your Presentations

During my latest workshop on making successful presentations, I received several questions on a wide range of topics related to public speaking. Since we didn’t have time to cover everything in person, I decided to do a deep dive into these topics here in this blog post. Even if you weren’t able to join the workshop, you’ll still find some useful advice among the links below.

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Enhance Your Presentations with These 4 Free Stock Photo Resources

Enhance Your Presentations with These 4 Free Stock Photo Resources

In the spirit of Presentation Zen, my seminars on advanced presentation techniques emphasize clean slides and powerful images.

After a recent seminar, a participant asked me where I sourced my photos--a good sign that my message was hitting home. Finding the right images for your presentation without breaking the bank can often be as challenging as giving the presentation itself.

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Join Us at the 2018 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit

Join Us at the 2018 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit

Once again, we are proud to collaborate with LIFE.14 to produce video interviews and social media content at the 2018 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit. This year's event will be held at the Hilton Osaka on September 13. For those attending, look for us during the reception for a chance to share your thoughts and impressions on video.

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Event Summary: Social Networking on the Global Stage

Event Summary: Social Networking on the Global Stage

Last month, I gave a 30-minute version of Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage for Global Taskforce at an event in central Tokyo. This quick presentation focused primarily on global social media use, emphasizing LinkedIn as a key tool for Japanese professionals who want to expand their global professional network.

As with previous versions of this presentation, the main takeaways are:

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Creating a Blueprint for Diversity in Japan: An Interview with Yoko Kuroda

Creating a Blueprint for Diversity in Japan: An Interview with Yoko Kuroda

Read the news about Japan on any given day, and you’ll be bombarded with stories and opinion pieces on how the country needs to internationalize. There’s a lot of talk and discussion about fostering diversity in Japan, however concrete action plans to achieve this goal are hard to come by.

That’s why I was excited to meet Yoko Kuroda, executive director of the Global Human Resource Career Support Association (GHCA). Through this organization and its flagship product, the Business Skills Test for Global Human Resources (G-ken), she has transformed words into actions with a practical process to gradually globalize Japan’s workforce.

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Get to Know Arakicho

Get to Know Arakicho

We are proud to announce our collaboration with Tadaima Japan to introduce the historic Arakicho district to the world. Located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Arakicho is famous for it's rich history and bustling nightlife. Arakicho is like a time capsule, and a walk through its back alleys will quickly transport you to Showa-era Japan and beyond.

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Stepping Into the Unknown

Stepping Into the Unknown

So you’re comfortable with the basics of presenting and training, and you are ready to integrate something new into your presentation. Most people face a dilemma at this point.

Your existing presentation or routine is probably cozy and safe. It gets the job done, but deep down, you know that you can push your audience or class even more. Of course, changing things up poses a great risk. Most people would rather have a safe, by-the-book presentation than risk failure for something greater.

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Leaving Your Mark

Leaving Your Mark

If you live in Japan, at some point in life, you are going to have to acquire a “hanko” (name stamp). Like a signature in western countries, a hanko is a way to represent yourself in correspondence and business transactions.

The other day, I was staring at my own hanko and wondering how I could get more use out of it. The only place that requires me to use it is my bank—I can simply sign for everything else. Then it hit me: “This would make a great blog post!”

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Event Summary: Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage

Event Summary: Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage

The Japanese-language event summary for "Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage," is now online thanks to Crossover and Zesda, the two organizations that co-hosted the event. Be sure to visit the links in the previous sentence to learn more. Read on for the seminar's three main takeaways.

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Join Us at the 2017 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit

Join Us at the 2017 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit

We are proud to collaborate with LIFE.14 to produce video interviews at the 2017 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit on September 19. For those attending, look for us during the reception for a chance to share your thoughts on what is sure to be another inspiring event.

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