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Welcome to Mel Kettle Consulting

In 2006 I quit my job to become a marketing communication consultant, and I haven’t looked back. My first client is still a client, as they, like all my clients, seek to create a positive difference to people’s lives.

The most important factor that comes into play when I take on a new client is that we share common values – gratitude, integrity, honesty, a sense of social justice and a willingness to work hard for a successful outcome.

I work with my clients to help them build strong relationships that will create communities. This is done using a range of communication strategies and tactics. I am particularly determined to encourage my clients to embrace social media as it is a great tool to increase awareness of your brand, your product, your expertise, and, when done well, it enhances the service you provide to your stakeholders.

– From the Blog –

Finding my why

Finding my WHY

I'm still thinking of much of what was spoken of at ProBlogger, now nearly two weeks ago. One of the biggest points that resonated with me was Find Your Why. Yes, it deserves upper case. Because It's Important. Sorry Susan and all my other spelling and grammar loving friends. So what is My Why?  Well… Read more

Filed in Conferences, personal stuff

Announcing - a new podcast

Announcing – a new podcast

At the end of the Problogger Training Event I attended over the weekend, we were encouraged to focus on just one thing to do after the event. For someone with a brain that whirls constantly, and is perpetually distracted by that bright new shiny thing, this is hard. Very hard. In my last post I… Read more

Filed in Conferences, Podcasts, Speaking

ProBlogger Event 2015

My top 3 takeouts from ProBlogger 2015

I have just had THE BEST few days at the ProBlogger Training Event 2015. For those not in the know, this is an annual shindig for bloggers. Over 700 bloggers. By which I mean about 685 women and 15 men. Ok, so apparently there were closer to 50 men, but I know I only saw… Read more

Filed in Blogging, Conferences, Networking, Social media

Networking tips for introverts

Networking tips for introverts

Most people who meet me don't realise I am an introvert. I probably even have a few family members who don't even realise I'm an introvert. And that is because I'm that not-so-rare social introvert. This means that while I love socialising, I also need my alone time to recharge - physically, mentally and emotionally. … Read more

Filed in Conferences, Networking

solopreneur

Travel tips for the solopreneur – or how to have 12 weeks holiday a year

One of the reasons I started my own business nine years ago was because I wanted greater flexibility with life. I had (and still have) many interests that aren't necessarily work related, and I wanted the time to be able to fit them all in. Probably my biggest non-work interest at the time was travel… Read more

Filed in Consulting, Customer Service