Monday, July 24, 2006

WHAT BEEN GOING ON?

Well, I guess it's time to update you all on what has been going on in the world of Karen Bremner. I am now into my fourth week with Talk107 as their Business Correspondent. It is a struggle to get up at 0600 every morning but I am really loving the buzz of live radio and think that the presenters on the morning show are amazing. They are up even earlier and always sound full of life - really sharp and funny. You can listen live by logging onto www.talk107.co.uk and should definitely give it a listen.

I am still plugging away at the TV companies and trying to persuade them that I do have a future on the small screen. It is definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time so I will just have to make sure I keep being as many places as possible! The one thing that has stuck me when I have been lucky enough to have meetings with people is how amazingly positive people are and how genuinely nice. There is a perception that the media is full of false 'luvvies' who are short tempered and full of c**p - but that really hasn't been my experience at all. People have, without exception, been friendly and given me good advice. Long may it continue - although a bit of work would be even nicer.

The end of July will be really busy with a presentation in Milton Keynes on business planning and being in London for the judging of an innovation competition run by i10 - really looking forward to those.

I guess I can't end this without wishing Michelle and Syed loads of congratulations on their latest 'merger' - baby Dewberry/Ahmed - good luck to you both!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

IT'S PLANNING - NOT MONEY - THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND

Throughout my military career there was a huge emphasis placed on the importance of planning and communicating that plan. There were times when I was on the Apprentice when the frustration of watching poor planning nearly drove me to lose that infamous cool exterior (some are still saying 'ice queen!').

I am delighted to have been asked to speak at a business seminar in Milton Keynes on the 27 July. The focus of the seminar will be the importance and relevance of planning in business and there will be a wonderful opportunity to network with like minded business people.

The numbers of places are strictly limited and I would urge you to book as soon as possible. Action International are currently the number one business coaching business in the world and come highly recommended.

To book call 0845 1304838.