Teach a man to shoot: My first shooting lesson at Arnhem Gun Club Nhulunbuy

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for life. That age old saying was echoing in my head as I experienced my first ever shooting lesson with Sam Walker from the Arnhem Gun Club, pictured left. In the city, most of us immediately […]

Aqua Kids Swim School, Nhulunbuy: Making a splash on YouTube

Have you ever had to explain to a mum that your have video of her daughter in a bikini that you plan to show to almost a hundred business people? Last night in Nhulunbuy I had to do just that as part of my October Business Month presentation, Lights, YouTube, Blog. The thrust of the […]

The stars of NT October Business Month: The business people of Alice Springs [VIDEO]

Something different at a Steve Davis October Business Month keynote presentation: the audience became the star of the show. Thanks to Tom from Earth Sanctuary, Alice Springs, a group of OBM participants volunteered to be ‘stars’ in the world’s first even Human Astronomy demonstration. Nothing new under the Sun Earth Sanctuary, Alice Springs, offers night […]

A town like Malice: Alice Springs meets Roller Derby

We had some anxious moments at my October Business Month event tonight as the local Roller Derby queens from the Malice Springs League took to the stage. I interviewed Melotov Cocktail while Armedreddon and Carnivorous waited for their chance to pounce. Getting deep within the sport In just a few seconds we were not able […]

Another trip out from Alice Springs, another marketing insight

On a short trip to Simpson’s Gap and Standley Chasm today, I was struck by something relating to ‘familiarity’, and why we find it hard to know what to blog about for our own businesses and organsiations. On the road to these wonders of nature, my ‘local’ commented upon how ‘nice’ but ‘mundane’ the bush […]

Smart phone photography is a crime in Alice Springs region

If I had my way, the sign you see here at Simpson’s Gap, 15 minutes from Alice Springs, would say ‘smart phone photography forbidden’. Don’t get me wrong, I still think your smart phone can be important anywhere (that is what I am in Alice Springs to talk about Tuesday night, October 8, 2013 at […]

Dear Google, Alice Springs is more than escorts, rape and eyesight

What a mixed collection of suggested links Google compiled for me today while researching Alice Springs ahead of my keynote talk and free workshops next week for October Business Month. It was almost like there was a thick dust storm of content choking out the usual array of tourism stories and NT Chamber of Commerce […]

Alice Springs has texture: Capture it on video

One thing that has struck me whenever I visit Alice Springs is that there is texture everywhere. From the Todd River bed to the rich, red dust of the desert, the vibrant rock faces to the local art; there is texture everywhere. So it makes sense that when you do whip out your smart phone […]

Alice Springs: Where worlds collide [video]

The countdown has started to my 2013 October Business Month return to Alice Springs on Monday and Tuesday, October 7 and 8, 2013. And as luck would have it, as I began preparations for my keynote about using smartphone-shot video as a marketing tool, I stumbled upon this YouTube clip by Zac Mitchell that is […]

Darwin has used Google to put itself on the map: Watch out New York!

Google has announced that Darwin is one of Australia’s most web savvy towns, by shortlisting it in the second eTown awards. Judges from Google firstly looked at town centres around the country with above average use of Google AdWords advertising. From there, the team analysed areas where businesses were using websites and other online tools […]