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Seven Steps to an Awesome School Leaver’s CV

    That’s it! School’s out! For… summer, for… ever!     You might have booked that road trip, that holiday, and planned that EPIC night out. Or maybe, you can’t quite afford it yet. Maybe, you are fired up with passion at the very start of your career.   Because right now, it is time. Time to enter the real …

Coaching for Geeks Levels Up Dating – Welcome Kurtis Kehoe!

Kurtis Kehoe joins the Coaching for Geeks team to add his expertise and experience to our dating coach services. You’re in for a treat with Kurtis Kehoe as our new dating coach! With his quirky sense of humor and unique experience with the matters of the heart, you’ll surely find something that you can relate to and learn from, whether you’re …

Tabletop Warlords – Salute 2018 – Convention Survival Guide

Aaah Salute. The first con of this year, and the first time that I’ve personally gone along to it. What is it? Salute is a tabletop wargaming convention, featuring various companies selling miniatures, paints, and tabletop accessories, and/or giving live demos of the new games that they have coming up, based at Excel London.   Now, before going really into …

Gamification 101 (or How I Turned my Dead Facebook Group Around Using Stickers)

  This blog post first appeared in the Coffee With Dan Facebook group     Cast your mind back, Wayne’s World style, to July of this year; Spider-Man: Homecoming had just come out and I had written a piece on it that I was fucking proud of. **Crickets** Awesome. My group was on life support and needed a kick up …

Relationships: 30 Life Lessons to My Younger Self

I turned 30 this year, and I reflected on some life lessons about my relationships and the nature of love. It really does feel like a significant number, because I’ve learned so much in this time and yet I know there is SO much more to learn. (And re-learn!)   Looking back, I wish I could go back to my …

Top Ten Tips for Volunteering at Conventions – Convention Survival Guide

Comic Con! (and other conventions). They don’t happen by magic and  vast teams of volunteers are on hand to make sure they work like… erm… clockwork. Sarah Wilson, CfG Queen of Cons,  shares her top ten tips for surviving comic con as a volunteer. All of us conventioneers have seen people running around cons, wearing crew shirts, helping the guests …

Music and Sound Effects – D&D Tips with James Gifford

  My players had finally found the flooded Crypt. They inch down into the dank stone entranceway, fear gripping them as they watch out for the ghost of a blind witch Morvane. As they emerge into the main catacomb, all is still… then they see her, manifesting above the alter, her hair splayed out like white tendrils, milky eyes wide …

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How to Earn More Money – It’s Your Responsibility

TOUGH LOVE TIME, KIDS   Your job is YOUR responsibility. The amount you earn is YOUR responsibility. It’s time to take charge.   Here’s a pattern I see all too often. 1) You hate your job 2) You feel like you should and could be earning more 3) You keep doing your job 4) You hate your job even more …

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How to Start a Wizarding Emporium – Podcast 45

Magical Items! Whilst the precious things of Oliver’s Brighton may not actually give off a glow if you were to cast ‘detect magic’ upon them, they are very fancy indeed. Oliver Dall had an idea to open a Wizarding Shop, and not just to open a shop, but to make it an experience. His strong belief that life should be …

Making Treasure Valuable – D&D Tips with James Gifford

Making Treasure Valuable “You find 40 gold pieces. Two level 1 scrolls and a dagger.” A collective yawn ensues. Sound familiar? Making treasure sound ‘valuable’ can be tricky, but there are ways to make it catch your player’s eye without simply throwing more gold or more magic into the pile. Name your items. Treat key objects and weapons like NPCs, …

History of Video Games Exhibition – Interview with Mark Ashmore

Episode 42 – It may not be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but the history of video games is also very important Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping soundtracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 …

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Sam Pogue, Onnit Warrior

Onett Town? Coach Austin calls upon one of the highest ranked coaches in the fitness Industry, Sam Pogue, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Onnit & founder of the Fitness Breakroom Podcast to share his XP points with the Coaching for Geeks tribe.  Fitness Breakroom Launches December 4th 2017 http://www.fitnessbreakroom.com/ About Sam Sam Pogue is the co-founder of Fitness Break Room, an online …

Do You Like Yourself?

Self-Love Simple question: if you don’t like or love yourself, how can you expect someone else to love you? I see this all the time. People will come up to me and say “I’m looking for someone to love” or “I’m looking for the perfect person to complete me”. The problem is, these people often don’t have anything to offer …