Mid week

I have had to leave this blog a couple of days to give me time to catch up with all my emails and do some marketing for my various businesses activates.  Still quite a bit to do, but I have started with some of it so there is information for people to read.

Over 1000 messages to read on LinkedIn, some of which are invites that never seem to diminish.  I don’t connect with everyone these days.   I have stopped connecting with people who are going to write to me to ask about me finding them work i.e outsourcing to India  I am only connecting with people that may be interested in something I am offering or they have something I need or are willing to network. People that are just adding me to get their numbers up I will decline, also people that have no profile or no picture.

I really need to go back through all my connections and re-connect via email.  I never will run out of people as “The Connector” I always have lots of people interested top connect with me.

Julian, Sonia and I sat up late and watched the “Shutter Island – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/  with Leonardo DiCaprio,  my advice is don’t watch it before you go to bed like we did

On Empire Avenue, Nokia invested in me – sometime since I invested 10 in them.  Quite an achievement to receive a reinvestment.  I have two accounts (e)TheConnector and also (e)IveyBusiness and so I have to play every day to maintain the score.

I am currently putting the (e)eaves aside to be able to buy extra shares in other people and it takes a bit of time to do this but it is part of the game and helps to raise the score.

We bought the whole set of Harry Potter and then watched them all in a week and went to see the last film earlier on in this month.  I never realised it was Alan Rickman that played the part of “Snape”.  Since this time I have been following Alan Rickman’s acting career

There is an amazing amount of information on the Internet and video clippings on Youtube.   I have created two playlists – one called Alan Rickman – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL281FE6D0A24CD2B4 and the other is anything to do with Harry Potter itself http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDB2A94CB70EF35A1

There are quite a few people that have set up accounts on Twitter that post info on Alan Rickman and art-work created by fans, it is all quite interesting. Quite a few people are pretending to be Snape and I have connected to a few

Well, since I have been more vocal on Twitter I have had quite a few new people follow me this week, this has helped my Klout score.

I was to be part of the team with the Digital Brighton Conference at the end of this month and have to tweet details about that so have also had a few local followers.

I found out yesterday that the DBC has been postponed.  I am glad as I need to concentrate on my own business so I don’t let down the people that depend on me to develop their lead generation.

I am also still tweeting about the £5 million Penthouse and the paper is still being circulated around my Twitter Accounts though it could do with more subscribers.

I have had a good response to my Digital Marketing and was able to book appointments for 3 way calls later on this week.

Today I will be networking on Empire Avenue and re-vamping my profile on LinkedIn..



Update-Five years on….


I originally wrote this blog five years ago, quite a few changes have occurred so just thought it was a good idea to update.

Started of as a Sole Trader/Founder of  Ivey Business Services in 1992, still operating the same. Became know as TheConnector – changed this to TheConnectorInt

Marketing is via Networking –  all about relationships as Rob Peter’s would say #RelationshipCapital. – the art of getting to know people and finding out what they need.  They in turn maybe interested in what you have to offer or maybe interested to give you referrals or advocate you or even better collaborate with you.

Collaboration is great because  different people bring different skills to the table and so forming a team with everyone working towards the same purpose brings outstanding results.

I am delighted to be collaborating with Simon Barry from KiplingandKirbyVentures and also Rob Peters founder & CEO of StandardofTrust.com 

I have always enjoyed Networking events and Simon needed to have a regular monthly meeting as an incubator for start-ups.

We have decided to hold this in the Southwark area of London as our 1st meeting of this autumn is on 7th September 2016.  Please register your commitment to attend here 

Rob Peter’s wrote this really useful article called ” 10 Benefits of The Digital Start-Up Incubator Today”

I post information about the products and services that I represent on the following Facebook Pages.

Social Media Tutorials – Stella Holman, Personal IT Coach.

Information about the VIP Travel club and #Dreamtrips on  The Connector, working with a “Vision, plan and purpose to make a difference.

Ivey Business Services,

Digital Marketing for Creative People 


Organo Gold Team-Kusadasi

Weekly, I am still active on Empire Avenue on – it is now called Empire.Kred http://www.empireavenue.com/theconnector Over five years i have used this platform to make lots of new contacts, some of which have become really good online friends.  Remarkably a good platform to assist others build their brand online.

My Klout scoring fluctuates as it doesn’t let you have a day off!!

Five years ago i was running two blogs this one and also Stella Holman’s Blog ) and now i also have RecipeToSuccess FriendsOfKusadasi IveyBusinessServices EarnWithStella.