Do you havecurb or even kerb appeal online? “Location, Location, Location!” they cry in real estate and your online real estate is no different. Here’s how you can set up your Youtube Banner with Canva when you want to be positioned as a Leader Online!
Did you at one time complete a work personality profile that revealed you maybe weren’t as creative as you thought you were? Have you avoided Youtube and other creative outlets?
Are you nervous because you don’t have a design budget, let alone a concept layout?
Are you new to designing or think that’s the marketing departments’ job?
Are you frustrated because you don’t know the SIZE of the Banner you need?
You know these are little problems that can be fixed right? Let’s challenge some of that status quo and you’ll be setting up your Youtube banner in no time!
In this #QuickTip you’ll need to have:
a Youtube channel account
knowledge of the required SIZEs for social media. You might find this Cheat Sheet helpful, if you want to design other for other platforms
a Canva account
some of your own photos – professional or organisational ready to upload
Review the results and appearance on different devices so your head isn’t cut off!
Do These 5 Steps and You Can Create Something Like This:
Okay, here’s the finished product: Note I have used optimised or Low Res images for this blog post. Originals are High Res.
Creating a Youtube Banner or Channel Art? Want to avoid your head being cut off? Use Canva and create a border around the image template and centre your images in the centre alignment using #Canva Youtube. This quick tip is brought to you by TarranDeane.com #online #leadership
Here’s the How-To in 5 Easy Steps:
Youtube channel account.
Have you got one? The company got one?- If you don’t have one, set yourself a 90 day goal to get cracking and have your own Youtube Channel up and humming within the next 3 months.
– If you DO have one, how well is it being utilised? what simple changes could you make using a Banner [also known as Channel Art or Header]Read this to learn the difference between a personal or branded channel account
a Canva account – Create it and login. It will then open up at the “Create a Design” homepage
Create Your Canva Account & Login. Notice the PLUS sign on the top right hand? Click this to open up more template size options- by @tarrandeane #Leadingonline #online #Leadership.png
Then click on the PLUS + sign, scrolling down:
You’ve clicked on the PLUS sign and scrolled down the page. Now you can see the Social Media & Email Headers. Select Youtube Channel Art and Voila! Click and begin designing by @tarrandeane #Leadingonline #online #Leadership
Have some of your own photos – professional or organisational – ready to upload instead of using stock photos and you’ll save on licensing fees.
– Remember if you do purchase images, save your invoices as proof of the purchase if you’re using them for commercial use inc. blogging
FYI: Tarran’s layout theme was achieved by selecting:
Elements on LHS > then GRIDS. That’s how I was able to upload 7 distinct images
Create your Youtube Banner, upload own images or logo Leave a border on the top and bottom to allow for devices Save the file name with the size Upload to youtube – Tarran Deane #Leadingonline #changemanagement #communicationstrategies #online #leadership
(a) You may need to make the file size smaller for uploading to WordPress. I use this free tool by Web Resizer to achieve about an 80% smaller file. This leads to faster load times on the website and a better viewer experience.
(b) Make sure you add YOUR metatags to you image file name when saving for SEO purposes and then google will also index your images with higher result. Clever huh? See how I did it in mine in all the images I have included in this article?
Review the results and appearance on different devices so your head isn’t cut off!
Canva – Want to avoid your head being cut off? Create a border around the image template and centre your images in the centre alignment using #Canva Youtube. This quick tip is brought to you by TarranDeane.com #online #leadership
I’m happy with that, but let’s check the quality when it appears on Youtube and other devices.
5.2 On my laptop Youtube it looks like this:
Notice how it has lost the top and bottom borders? If we didn’t have them then you’d likely see my head cut off! Additionally, if you have completed your Channel Profile with your website and social media links they’ll appear as an overlay on the bottom right of the official Youtube Channel. It happens by default. This is why we don’t put text on the right handside.
Canva – Now see what it looks like on the laptop version – Youtube Banner_opt version by @tarrandeane #Leadingonline #online #Leadership #communicationstrategy #changemanagement #professionalspeaker
5.3 On my iPhone 6 Youtube looks like this:
Okay, see this: we’ve lost an image on the left and right, reducing the columns from 7 to 5 and the round thumbnail now covers some of the banner.
Youtube Banner made by Canva: Now how does it look on the iPhone 6 Youtube App once uploaded? Play around with the image until you’re happy it represents you well and gets your message across. This ‘How-To’ Blog is brought to you by @TarranDeane #corporatecinderella #online #Leadership #professionalspeaker #changemanagement #communicationstrategies
You and I know the power of window shopping and drive-by’s, even in the online space. Leading change and being being an influencer requires us to understand the pull marketing of kerb appeal and the unique positioning it offers new, prospective and current clients – internal and external – who want to come live in your neighbourhood. Let’s make it easy for people to know, like and trust us.
Let’s step up our efforts!
So that’s it for this quick tutorial! Come follow me on Youtube right HERE as I begin focusing more the branding of this Channel. Check Out Other Tutorials on Our PlayLists
Our next focus will be to build brand consistency and develop Youtube Thumbnails for each of the videos already uploaded on our Corporate Cinderella ChannelSee you online at www.Youtube.com/user/corporatecinderella
adj. AUTHENTIC: not false or copied; genuine; real; reliable; trustworthy; having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence; entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; authenticated; verified.1
When we speak the seed of value over the lives we are entrusted with, a root of quiet confidence begins its journey of conviction into the battlefield of the mind. The seed is watered, valiantly breaking new ground in the face of discouragement and word storms. The leader emerges to stand not in the shadows cast by others, but rather to turn her own face to the sun, certain of her place in the world.
– Tarran Deane
Just Who Are You?
The rise of social media has led to a shifting of real and perceived authenticity. People post with certain filters. They’re now able to tag the topic and context of their post in their personal profiles. As workplaces are increasingly disrupted by automation and shifting goal posts, the leader who has a clear sense of his or her identity and is able to articulate it with word and deed.
As a compelling leader, you can inspire your team, tribe or community by providing opportunities to others to:
understand individual strengths and inspire personal accountability
promote unity and share the vision
require peak performance and set clear expectations
rejoice in the outcomes
honour the role of family in the life of the team.
It takes significant courage to lead from a clearly-stated values position in mainstream organisations. Those who do set themselves apart from the competition are fine with knowing they risk polarising some folks at work and in their target market.
So, get your brave on. Step into a higher level of personal satisfaction. Encourage your people to identify their values and take responsibility to genuinely declare the company principles or values as ‘this is how we do things around here’. is possible to be a compelling leader who has a clear vision whether you wear a pair of jeans or a pin-striped suit. It is less about what you wear and more about the vision you sow and the difference you’ll make.
Is it possible to be a compelling authentic leader who has a clear vision whether you wear a pair of jeans or a pin-striped suit? It is less about what you wear and more about the vision you sow and the difference you’ll make. Like walking your talk.
This takes time. I’ve read excerpts from The Four-HourWorkweek by Tim Ferriss2 and thought at the time that every workplace has its own context. There’s no way I could have cut down my executive hours working in Human Services.
Authentic Leadership doesn’t demand you throw in the towel and join a start-up or ridicule policies and procedures that are their for your protection and quality outcomes for the business. If you try to fake who you are or your preferred work style, then you may well live on coupons and go around the mountain a few more times before you realise that:
work is a noble pursuit and you don’t have to leave your job to be entrepreneurial
you may not have to leave your own business and ‘get a real job’ either
to serve in the shadows can be more rewarding and influential than being in the spotlight
relationships matter – it is important to be kind to one another, set clear boundaries and expect more of each other and yourself.
Often we need someone close to us or with an objective viewpoint who can challenge us if it looks like we’re ‘faking it’ or self-sabotaging. Blind spots, unconscious bias, lack of personal accountability and a readiness to blame are incredibly short-sighted and could exacerbate tensions with family and work colleagues.
If we’re afraid to pull back the layers and shy away from encouraging our people to do the same, then we may begin to see an increase in:
individual burnouts and mental health issues
loss of credibility and influence
loss of intellectual property
lack of succession planning
loss of top talent.
Trust through Transparency and Track Record
The case is strong. You’re most compelling as a leader when you’re comfortable in your own skin and committed to learning, giving your best, bringing others on the journey with you, honouring commitments and keeping the lines of communication open.
Your life experience within your community, current industry or volunteer service will continue to shape you. Spend time to reflect on your achievements and celebrate the person you have become. Encourage yourself and be mindful that the person you become in pursuit of a goal is often as important as the goal itself.
Your team will be watching. Sometimes, it will seem like the whole world is watching how you move and respond to changes and confrontations. A lousy attitude hurts your health and limits your opportunities.
If you want to go far and go together, then navigate the tension of likeability while embracing the principle of ‘It’s none of my business what other people think of me’. Your language expresses a confidence of personal conviction and teachability, leading from a position of boldness and humility.
Vision – What Are You Aiming For?
Our values become clearer when we’ve come face to face with what we don’t want. Over time, were confronted with the opportunity to become better or bitter. Compelling leaders choose to become better, to develop a thirst for finding the good in other people, to pursue a cause greater than themselves and to delight in the simple things. See chapter V. – Vision.
If I am ever stuck or become increasingly tired and forget who I am and what I’m meant to be doing, then I am too busy in my ‘doing’.
Personally, I get on my knees and read the Good Book. I spend a bit of time reading my favourite passages of the Bible, listening to worship music and recharging my soul and gaining a fresh perspective on the challenges at hand.
Your Authenticity Checklist
Here are a few questions to ask yourself. Oh, and they’re great questions to use when you’re coaching a direct report as well.
What makes you happy or sad?
What ticks you off or inspires you?
How do you like to process information?
How do you like to connect with people?
Close your eyes and reflect on the company you Are those people encouraging you to be a better person, personally and professionally?
Do you understand why you like to work the way you do? Consider undertaking a work-preference style assessment with an accredited facilitator so you can gain a deeper understanding.3
Watch the old movie Runaway Bride and ask yourself, How do I really like my eggs? What sort of woman am I? What kind of man am I? What can I do better? Do I use banter in a harmful manner that erodes another person’s confidence?
Create a Timeline of Events and update it Record the date and the nature of your feelings about various key events in your life and the lessons learned.
You can no longer justify yourself by saying, ‘It’s just the way I am!’ or ‘This happened to me when I was younger.’
If you are self-righteous, rude, have a problem dealing with anger and avoid taking responsibility for yourself, then your time is up. You’ve been outed. Get help from your local doctor, healthcare professional or career coach.
Real Leaders understand the impact they have and are wisely responsible AND Authentic.
Visit https://www.tarrandeane.com and work with us!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tarran Deane is the Author of “The Alphabet Principle ~ Your A-Z Guide to Being a Compelling Leader, for Real Life@Work”. With executive and leadership experience, covering more than 41,000 hours, across human services, non profits, workforce planning, associations and peak bodies, along with banking and tourism, Tarran has spoken at conferences and events in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States on strategic and operational elements of Leadership, Communication, Change Management, Diversity, Inclusion and Workforce Engagement.
As a wife, mum & step-mum, Tarran loves the tapestry of family life and recharges by serving others, chilling out and racing her Ducati 800 Monster through the hills of Northern NSW.
Camping: How to create memories, build resilience and reclaim your sanity on a mini-vacation!
I’m brave but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to join my new husband on a camping trip when we were first married, and merging our blended families. When Dave mentioned it, I replied, “Camping – Are you kidding me?”
I was still scarred from my pre-teen trips along the Oxley Highway, in the New England area of northern NSW where every school holidays my dad took us off-road, deep into the forest, believing ‘there was gold in them that hills’. Dad was right of course. There was. But I was a tall, gangly teenager, with glasses and lank hair standing in a river bed, filthy, desperately holding fast to the suction hose as it ran along the red soil edges of the creek. Pump and dredge noisily worked over time floating on truck tyre tubes behind me. Adventure tour buses passed by and passengers sat with their noses pressed up against the glass, wondering what on earth we were doing.
I remember the incredible self-consciousness I experienced, even as leeches crawled up my trouser legs. I discovered their swollen, blood -filled bodies only when I’d ventured far enough from camp, hoping I wouldn’t step on a King Brown snake or inland Taipan, to unzip my duds to the sounds of a blood-curdling scream that totally freaked my parents out.
As a 13 year old I was sure I was going to die.
I lived. A decade later my Dad died young, from a heart attack brought on by stress and smoking. Just didn’t wake up one morning. He was 43.
Can you believe it?
Dad and Mum worked so hard for us as a family. Dad was a builder and he taught us, by demonstrating, the importance of working together and playing together. Oh, it was messy and imperfect and I’m sure Mum was doing the majority of the work feeding us while we were away. Except for breakfast. Dad made the best poached eggs over the fire in a cast iron pan.
I must have been a right royal pain in the butt. No moaning or whining, just in that painful age of preferring books and solitude over ‘today we will have fun’.
Looking back, they gave us a priceless gift – TIME.
As working parents, blended, step, foster or any other kind, we wonder: Is there more we could be doing for our kids? When in reality all they want is to do more with us and have our time and attention.
Working full-time as a manager and volunteering on weekends in Church, juggling shared care arrangements with my daughter’s Dad, there were always going to be demands on my time and a reason not to take a weekend off. My family was and always is my number one priority. I didn’t want to miss this and I craved to get it ‘right’. I took Dave up on his offer to trust him and see how easy and stress-free camping could be.
Maybe you’re a bit like us?
My husband helped me make new camping memories as a parent myself and I love that we’ve been able to share this activity with our kids. They love heading to the great outdoors and are way more confident than I ever was in my early teens. We’re so proud of our Little Women.
Wondering if Camping is For You and Yours? Give it a Go and Find Out
Honestly, taking the time whether for school holidays, a long weekend or an overnighter, is such a great strategy for clearing your mind and getting back to nature. Burnout and mental fatigue are impacting even the most dedicated employee, leaders and entrepreneurs. Make a decision to take time out. Get your toes in the sand and grass. Turn off electronics. Use a different part of your brain and be creative. Cook on an open fire or a gas flame. Pull out that Bunnings fold up table. Camping is the great equaliser. Keep it simple.
Here are our top tips to step away from the stress, get grounded, be creative, reclaim your sanity and give yourself permission to explore over the holidays:
1. C. CLARIFY Why would you go camping. I mean, really?
Here’s some of the reasons why we did it and you might too:
family as a team – no more separate rooms or TVs. Dive right in together. Everyone has a job to do.
family as part of a greater community – go make some new friends, strike up a conversation with the older couple in the campervan, plan cricket on the beach together
role-modeling and teaching resilience and problem-solving
resetting your emotional and physical clock
chilling out and laughing at yourself – I chased a bush turkey once after the rain. Fully acqua-planed in my thongs (flip-flops), landing square on my tailbone. The boys were gob-smacked, making sure I was alright before belly laughing hysterically, noting I must have launched a foot straight up, completely airborne!
letting the kids see the ‘unhurried side of you’. They pick up on and the ‘busyness’ of our schedules. Don’t rush. Relax, draw out the conversations and be present.
reconnecting with yourself and each other
reading the books you’ve wanted to read
build your own resilience and gently reflect on why you handle things a certain way
starting them young to be strong and capable
detaching from technology – enough said
meeting and talking to strangers within the campsite, developing conversation skills
re-establish the leadership within your family i.e. Mum & Dad on the throne vs. Kids on the throne and calling the shots
affordability for a family, proximity to home and fitting in with everyone’s schedules
slowing down, clearing your mind and re-evaluating your priorities
TIP: Give yourself permission to take a mini-vacation every few months, play in the sand, walk barefoot in the grass and tell tall stories as you sit by the fire. Making memories, whether by yourself or with friends and family is the stuff that life is made of.
You sort through the above considerations and camping may just be a perfect, low cost, fun option for you, your friends or family!
2. AGREE on your not-negotiables.
For you and the kids. Choose a place that your friends recommend or search for good reviews on trip advisor. Secure your belongings in the car when you’re away from your site. Do not take valuables with you – leave the laptop and computer games at home. You may wish to leave the beaten track to experienced campers.
Tent or van
Scroll to the bottom of the article for the blooper reel and watch me try and get that tent back in the bag!
You decide on your comfort and well your outlay, parking and insurance requirements. We love the tent because there’s barely $200 tied up in and we simply stow it away under the house when not in use. totally choose the throw-out tent. The best set up, full stop.
Do you need wheel chair accessible toilets or maybe the thought of a secure shower block gives you more peace? Today’s camping grounds may range from rough and ready old school to mod con shared community areas, complete with catering fridges, toasters, kettles and some even have onsite coffee machines.
Staying in Australian campsites you can expect to pay a fee per person. The onsite managers usually only allow one car per campsite UNLESS your vehicle also has some side or tailgate awning then you could claim it’s part of your accommodation, similar to a caravan.
You know how much time you can get away from work and responsibilities in our experience if you really want to unwind give yourself time to set up, play for a minimum of 2-3 nights. Over school holidays, stay longer. 5 days maybe.
Location / distance from home
allow plenty of time to enjoy the journey in both directions. Gone are the days where you get in the car, strap the kids in and tell them to hold it till they get there! Enjoy the journey. Seriously, it’s a large part of the fun!
TIP: Check the long range weather forecast if you’re planning a few weeks in advance. You may not want to be stuck in a tent in the pouring rain for days on end, unable to light a fire or pee in the bushes without the fear of being struck by lightening! #Justsaying
3. MAYHEM – it’s the only guarantee.
Like the time to wheel fell off the trailer or I chased a bush turkey after the rain and became completing airborne after skimming across the water, to land square on my tailbone, or when the goannas came in across the boundary fence from the national park and into the tent. Honestly, they just don’t respect signage.
Or that time we tried to outrun a huge dust storm that we could see coming towards the campsite. It was the fastest tear-down and pack of the car. It chased us all the way back up the coast
Or the crowded campsites that unexpectedly happen when interstate long weekends or school holidays coincide with your plan quiet escape.
Tip: have a system for setup and tear down, that can happen fast! Always carry water, a firefighter and a torch. Have a pre-charged battery pack for your phone. Make sure you do turn the car engine completely off and don’t drain the battery listening to the radio or firing up the fridge that plugs into the vehicle cigarette lighter.
You’re not going to be able to PLAN for every contingency and there will be some clumsy, rough moments but here are a few of our favourite items we have ready to go and stored in our loft, whether we’re traveling as a couple or taking the kids with us:
CATERING or Feeding the tribe:
Cooking: a single gas burner cooker and/or a mini-weber style, enclosed fire with a grate for you to sit a pot on for heating up or making a cup of your favourite tea or coffee.
Pantry: 2 x54 Litre clear plastic containers: 1 with dry goods like condiments (anyone use that word still?), tea & coffee, tins of backup food like beans, cous cous and in the other, your cooking equipment, cutlery, mosquito spray, spray olive oil, knives, foil for those potatoes you’re going to throw in the fire
Cold Storage: an esky or plug in fridge. You may not want to take refrigerated items, but it’s up to you depending on length of time. We always take a long life milk and some of those sachet coffee packets and for short stays, a great esky with bags of ice and a cake rake. You may think this is weird, however a cake rake keeps the egg cartons and sald of the ice. I know, clever really.
Bench: Store a light weight 1500wide table for meal preparation or if you’ve got a car with a rear tray like a hatch-back or station wagon that could work.
TIP: Keep your food covered when out on benches as those bush turkeys, ibis and crows are cunning little campers and quite like picking at items left out – and your nerves!
TENTS or your accommodation of choice:
“I know, how cool is this? So easy to set up!”, says Tarran Deane
Throw out tents like the one’s pictured, that have built in fly screens and good ventilation are so easy to set up! This one of ours fits a double self, inflating mattress.
1 x self-inflating Double Mattresses
Sleeping: sleeping bags that unzip completely so you don’t over heat + pillows
1 double fitted sheet for the base of the mattress
your pillows with old pillow cases so it won’t matter if they smell like wood fire
LIGHT MY FIRE:
Take a mini-weber that you can use for an enclosed fire and a bag of wood and kindling from somewhere like Bunnings or your local service station. A lot of campsites are near national parks and have all-year round bans on collecting firewood or lighting open fires.
Fold up chair with built in side table. We love these. Otherwise if it’s your first camping trip, take a picnic rug and throw in some cushions from home.
TIP: practice folding your tent up at home in your garage and have someone FILM you on your smart phone. This way if you feel like you’re going to dissolve into a crazy person you’ll be able to reclaim your sanity, catch your breath and eventually nail it!
Now What? Do You Head Off on the Next School Holidays or Seize a Mini-Vacation?
Reflect on those 4 key points:
Consider – the pros and cons
Agree – talk about the details, include the family in the decision-making and ultimately, dive right in!
Mayhem – let go of what you can’t control
Prepare – deal with what you can
It’s your call.
I’m ultimately grateful for what my parents did for us, even though at the time it seemed like hard work. Now in our own family, we have it down to a fine art and all our kids are now doing it themselves, with friends and family.
There have been many times when I have sat around my own camp fires and listened to friends and family chat, staring into the firelight, grateful for the sanity that camping brings and what it adds to my life.
So next time you’re considering where to take the family the next school holidays or how you and a few friends can get together, consider going camping. You’ll be glad you did.
We’re heading out again in a few weeks and you know what? Dave makes the best poached eggs.
Bloopers – Trying to Fold Up the Tent and Put it in the Bag
Blooper Reel – No.1 with Tarran Deane – nope it’s not folding up
Blooper Reel – No.2 with Tarran Deane [She gets it about 2 mins in]
The four key camping commandments for these school holidays....
Whether it’s for school holidays, a long weekend or an overnighter, camping is great for clearing your mind, connecting with your kids and getting back to nature. Burnout and mental fatigue hit even the most dedicated employee, boss or student and the best antidote is the great outdoors. Get your toes in the sand and grass. Turn off electronics. Use a different part of your brain and be creative. Cook on an open fire under the stars. Tarran Deane was once a reluctant camper, scarred by teen camping adventures with her gold-prospecting father. Now she’s taken to it like a duck to water. Here’s her 4 keyCAMPcommandments 1:Consider – the pros and cons of location, climate and amenity. 2.Agree – include the whole family in the decision-making and dive right in! 3.Mayhem – let go of what you can’t control – chaos is part of the fun. 4: Prepare – plan as best you can, and let the rest go!
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What I Learnt About Leadership from a Special Effects Makeup Class
Working remotely is part of my professional life. I catch lessons from the most interesting environments and observations.
Recently I had the opportunity to support our daughter during one of her assessments in her Special Effects Makeup Class in Brisbane. Ellie was studying the anthropology of Egyptian Makeup: it’s use and significance in the culture of the day.
I knew I had the capacity to be flexible with my work and support Elle, so we headed off to Brisbane with my laptop, all set for her class and me to work in the Student Lounge until I was needed. I was helping her (and soaking up my time with her, let’s face it!) and still getting traction on my focus areas. It got me thinking as I was surrounded by all these creative Millennials…
Leadership, Makeup Artists and the Makeup of Ancient Egyptians have a lot in common:
We all need to be aware of why we are doing what we are doing AND the company we’re keeping when we set about our tasks. We all have ‘mini-empires’ set up between our ears, with thoughts threatening to rule and have dominion over moods and moments.
Get your head in the game and be fully present in your role. Serve one another, see through myths (and there were a few of those in the prosthetics class next door) and pursue truth. Oh and just because you think Leadership should look or behave a certain way, think again. I’m always delightfully surprised when stereotypes are challenged.
Political, Spiritual & Economic: It matters and if it’s not influencing you, it will be influencing members of your team and your client base. Don’t be naive. Research it.
The ancient Egyptians, male and female, believed the eye makeup they wore gave them healing powers and protected them.The same can be said about other peoples beliefs and their faith. Do a bit of reading on the different faiths; not to judge, but to learn. Be curious and seek to understand. Be prepared to confront your own bias – conscious or unconscious and reflect on what has influenced your opinions to date. Are they consciously yours or a lazy mirror of someone else’s?
Be invested. Be prepared for people to get to know you. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into the makeup chair, sitting on the high cushioned seat with the bandanna holding my long blonde hair back. My face was being examined. Skin tone, variations, patterns. It’s the same in leadership if you are prepared to be helped and supported you must be willing to take the scrutiny and feedback.People will typically look at your appearance. Your face, your eyes, your mouth. Your gestures, your movements, your hair. Are you attentive, kind, considered?
Perceptions are being formed in nano seconds like that looping sound track in that retail store right near the food court at the local shopping centre.
Know your tools. Ellie had her range of brushes and palettes, mixing trays, combs, sponges and equipment that put her at ease so she could work through the project at hand. The Ancient Egyptians used a range of local supplies to support their efforts including malachite and galena. While the ingredients formed the khol that lined the eyes, many substances were derived from lead and provided resistance to eye infections cause from local bacteria.Where are you getting your materials from? Are they healthy for you and your team to be working with? Do you have the latest MDSS – Material Data Safety Sheets?
You can be better or be mediocre. As I worked on my laptop at the National Academy of Beauty, the students were all in prepping for the practical session by researching and confirming their knowledge of the history of the Egyptian makeup, its’ history and application.In your workplace, make a point of discovering and documenting the history. You can download the Pinterest App, scroll through Snapchat and Instagram threads, but if all you are doing is glancing and NOT studying, your skill set won’t be enhanced.
Organisational story-telling AND the real facts – warts and all, empower individuals to deal with the real truth and carry out their work with full transparency.
Decide: Look at the methodology of people you admire. What do you see about their character and capability, their talent and their regard for others by @tarrandeane #leadership #speaker
Practice Your Skills with Different Models:
No two workplaces or people will be the same. Be gracious, study the individuals, ask questions, build rapport, know what is shaping appearances and behaviours.As an educator of more than 20 years I know how deceptive and risky it can be to find your delivery-style groove, a treat every audience the same way, without taking into account the different learning styles people have.
Take the images below of me with the black wig on. Some of you absolutely love it; others loathe it. Some see the eye-makeup and totally miss the deeper story or possibly think this is REALLY how I dress up for work.
When Ellie finished my special effects makeup she was content but not satisfied, always ready to improve. I like that in my team – that sense of continuous quality improvement, without being paralysed by perfection. Ellie’s teacher assessed, thought the eyes were brilliant, base blending was good and the photograph was taken with the accompanying black wig a’la Cleopatra-esque.
I liked what I saw in my daughter, this creative Millennial that is forging her own path.
The culture of their workplace was abuzz with banter over in one corner, quiet concentration in another. The natural light streaming in from a Brisbane winter 23 floors above ground was calming and gorgeous. This team of young professional makeup artists were given the opportunity to serve, nurture, lead, hone their craft, work with others and be enterprising. It felt good to be amongst them, this cohort. I am excited for them.
Here’s How I Leveraged the Makeup, the Artistry and the History of the Egyptians and you can too in your workplace
Applied various filters directly in the photo gallery. Reality can be harsh, that’s a fact. Stark highshadow is just that – stark!
So, next time you’re working remotely, take a look around and consider:
Go in Head First
Be Aware of the Environment
Put Some Skin in the Game
Check Out the Raw Materials
Study to Be Your Best
Practice Your Skills With Different Models
Review the Results and Leverage Them
Now, all you have to do is Decide and Execute!
ABOUT TARRAN DEANE:
Tarran Deane is the CEO of Corporate Cinderella Leadership Development Company. Wife, Mum and Step Mum to four daughters, Tarran is a regular Commentator on life and leadership.
Consulting across diverse industries and speaking in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Auckland, Phoenix and Orlando, Tarran has presented to more than 36,000 audience members and been featured in numerous articles, blogs, podcasts and magazines
From fleeing Victoria Bus Station in London as a 17 year old, at the height of the IRA bomb raids, to walking the runway as a National Finalist in the Face of Australis, to stepping up into key influential roles in Australia’s Not for Profit sector, and now running alongside leaders from diverse industries including finance, engineering, mining, health, ministry, associations, government, private enterprise, retail, hospitality and tourism, this woman is adept at braking under speed, cornering safely and doing what she can to help others live life by design, on purpose and full throttle, so no one gets left behind.
You’ve seen the people who seem so naturally at ease with themselves, whatever situations they’re in? The kid who isn’t self-conscious, the woman on stage, the man trying his hand at something new – they captivate you with their authenticity.
Our capacity at work and in the community is enhanced when we give ourselves permission to grow and practice, fail and succeed at things. you see we need each other – not all the time sure – but ultimately teams need to know what we stand for so we can genuinely connect, better understand and unite beneath a shared purpose.
We can all be intentional when we have a clearer understanding of who we are and what we stand for, embracing boldness and humility and setting aside comparison and rejection.
In the first of 26 Chapters, the opening chapter ‘Authenticity’ from “The Alphabet Principle: Your A-Z Guide to Being a Compelling Leader” sets the scene as we talk about real life at work, the opportunities and challenges, including:
📓Just Who Are You?!
📓Stripping Back the Layers (and really, Tim Ferris can’t have been thinking about mainstream leaders when he wrote the 4 hour work week!?)
📓What Alternatives Do You Have & the Impact at Work
📓a Bunch More Great Stuff
📓a cautionary reality stocktake
📓 and Your Authenticity Checklist
Here’s a quick video on being your #authentic self as a leader and some background vision from #ColourConf Sydney Australia during March 2017. When I first attended this conference back in 1998 the female host was truly breaking new ground. It was the first time I had witnessed genuine authenticity from a main stage presentation. Bobby Houston was disarming, engaging, feminine and strong. This Leader walked in her authority in her own style, pushing the boundaries of stereotypes.
As I listened over those few days I realised I ‘caught’ something. It was a seed of authenticity, that I have continued to water in my own life over the past 20 years.
So now my invitation to you: water your own sense of authenticity and realise when you do, you give the rest of us ‘permission’ to be ourselves in the process.
🎬 Watch the raw video below filmed while I’m waiting for this next 8,000 delegate strong conference to resume after the lunch break