The Geek’s Handy Guide to Improving Self-Confidence

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of social interaction. It can make or break any first impression and any conversation. As many of you know, people are more likely to trust someone who appears sure of himself than someone who exudes uncertainty. What many don’t know is that confidence is a skill that is built up over time …

Twitch 101 with Bex from Trista Bytes

It’s Twitch 101 with Coaching for Geeks and Trista Bytes! Twitch is a beast of a platform, and with the demise of Mixer (Twitch’s only true rival), everyone’s streaming on Twitch. If you want to be a streamer then you need to get the right kit, grow your audience, grow your confidence, and learn some new skills. Whether you’re starting …

4 Things You Should Never Do When Playing Online – Our Guide

Are you planning to head into the online world of gaming? Player One, Ready? While you can jump right in and enjoy your game, know that the online gaming world is the Wild West; territory where anything goes – it’s dangerous to go alone – take this guide to ensuring that your online multiplayer experience isn’t tainted and to manage …

CfG Free Training – May 2020 Schedule – Learn stuff and/or things

Geeks need skills – not just to get the most bells for your turnips in Animal Crossing New Horizons, to paint those miniatures (don’t forget your basecoat!) or to avoid cosplay catastrophes. Life skills, business skills, personal skills. Get good, scrub. During lockdown the most important thing is to take good care of yourself. But of you can pickup some …

The 6 Best Apps for Introverts Looking for Friends

As an introvert, you probably cherish the time where you get to unwind alone. Other times, though, you may want to reach out to a friend to talk. Luckily, with today’s modern apps, you have the resources to easily meet like-minded people.  If you find making friends intimidating or are just having trouble doing so, give these apps a try. …

Camp Wildfire Review: Updated for 2020

Final release tickets are now on sale! Use our Camp Wildfire link to get £10 off your ticket! There is a magical place in the woods near Sevenoaks and I have just returned home the better for having visited. Camp Wildfire, hidden away on the St Clere Estate, in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK is billed as a half music festival and …

6 Tips for People Who Want to Try Live Action Role Playing for the First Time

Every year, thousands of like-minded individuals gather for LARP (Live Action Role Play) festivals, complete with their swords, shields, armor, and a warrior-like dedication to their fandom. And their numbers continue to rise. For a newbie, embarking on the first LARP can be intimidating if not prepared for. Here are some useful tips for first-time LARPers: 1. Research the Event …

Hey introvert! How to take a compliment you smart, sexy, beast.

You’ve gone out, maybe to a show, convention, party, or perhaps to work. Danger could even be lurking in your own home with friends, family, partners, or guests. The worst has just happened – someone has GASP praised you, your work, something you’ve done. They have given you a genuine, heartfelt, compliment. How dare they? Now you feel awkward and …

‘Showing up Daily’ as an introvert

If you’re growing a business, Twitch/YouTube channel, or following of any kind, you’ve probably been told the importance of Showing Up Daily. After all “80% of success is just showing up. ”Turning up and engaging with your people. Sharing content. Responding to comments. Leading. Selling. Promoting. Showing off your products, your services, your channel, your show, your wins, and your …

Become the ultimate NERD!

Most people think that to have a successful career or business you need to be a born leader, or have a level of arrogance that would make Hal Jordan blush. I thought that too. Until a few years ago…. You see, growing up, my best friend was my Spectrum 48k+, then a SNES, then an Amiga, and then….. Well, you …

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Top 5 Basic Men’s Fashion Must-Haves for Winter 2019

by Ian Dallimore It wouldn’t be a winter article if I didn’t start out by complaining how bloody dark it is all the time now – but just because it’s dark, doesn’t mean you need retreat into your “comfies” and hibernate for the season. Winter presents an opportunity to be comfortable and look great all at the same time. The …

12 Social Events for Introverts

Introversion has a bit of a bad rep in today’s “always on” social online world. We often get mistaken for being rude and antisocial. As humans, social events are a must. It keeps your mental state healthy and confidence. They are fun, entertaining and a great way to meet new people for friendships, relationships and work. Introverts, like extroverts, shine …

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COSPLAYERS AND GAME DEVS NEEDED – VG:IRL at EGX 2019

Who would win in a gaming battle to the *death? Game devs or cosplayers? Game developers. Massively important to the world of EGX. Without them, there’d be no games and Euro Gamer eXpo would have a pretty large hole in the content. No Mario. No Sonic. No Fortnite. No Call of Duty. No FIFA. No Last of Us. No Night …

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Face-To-Face: Setting Up a Club IRL

I have been thinking about what content I can add to CfG that would be useful and not the same old marketing content that I usually write about. So today, I want to share some ideas about running a club or weekly/monthly meetup. But what do you know? Currently, I run:  3 martial arts groups that I run weekly in …

Can Grammarly improve your typing confidence?

I am a terrible typist. Despite hours following Mavis Beacon’s instructions, killing zombies with hastily typed words in The Typing of The Dead (which is abandonware and you can get for free), and giving Nanotale – Typing Chronicles a few goes at various gaming event over the last year, well… this screen is currently covered in red squiggly lines. So …

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How to be Confident with Swamp Ass

The Swamp Thing movie may be cancelled, but that doesn’t stop other swampy things from having the potential to knock your confidence. The summer heat can cause a terrible case of swamp ass. Especially if you make less effort than the writers of the Swamp Thing cartoon theme tune. “What’s swamp ass?” I hear the lucky ones cry. Swamp ass. …