John Githiri

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Mother of Ten and Talented Photographer Captures Wonderful Natural Light Portraits

Lisa Holloway might be a super-human. Until we get her near some kryptonite, we can’t be sure, but the self-taught photographer somehow manages to …

Writer's Favorite Lens - 70-200mm Zoom

What is the best lens for taking flattering portraits? ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM! “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what …

Improve your Images with Photography Projects

Have you ever been in a situation where you are stuck for ideas about what to take photos of? I certainly have, and a lot of it comes from being so …

6 Ways to Make the Most of Night Time Photography

Night time photography is surprisingly similar to daytime photography in the sense that it’s all about finding the right light. Obviously, things are …

Landscape Photography

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat. I know this to be true because instead of enjoying the movie myself, I am measuring the brain activity of a dozen viewers. …

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps.<p>Here are five of the most common, along …

5 Reasons Not to Feel Weird on Your First Portrait Session

Sometime around 2004 I took a job serving tables at a local Thai restaurant. It was my first experience in the world of face to face customer …

How Companies Can Profit from a “Growth Mindset”

Download this podcast<p>When Carol Dweck was a graduate student, in the early 1970s, she began studying how children cope with failure—and she quickly realized that “cope” was the wrong word. “Some didn’t just cope—they relished it,” she says. “For some people, failure is the end of the world—but for …

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

Crucibles of Leadership

As lifelong students of leadership, we are fascinated with the notion of what makes a leader. Why is it that certain people seem to naturally inspire confidence, loyalty, and hard work, while others (who may have just as much vision and smarts) stumble, again and again? It’s a timeless question, …

Making Sense of Owned Media

Marketers often distinguish between paid, earned, and owned media. While the strategies are different, the goal is the same — to generate awareness and engagement. Paid and earned get most of the attention, but the new battleground is going to be <i>owned</i> media. If you want to get ahead, and stay …

Five Ways to Get a Real Smile From Your Portrait Subject

One of the challenges photographers face is posing. It’s a conundrum because it requires a kind of authority most of us aren’t used to having: The …

Focus on the Shot

Inside Flipboard / September 12, 2014<p>It took three decades for Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to take the world’s first photograph: a black-and-white grainy …

15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Must Read

Reading is an essential life skill. It’s how we record our history and share stories. Sure, there are countless books jam-packed from cover to cover …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

See the Amazing Transformation of These Big Brand Logos [Infographic]

Ah, yes. The logo. That emblem which represents the essence of a brand in a way that communicates its purpose in mere seconds. Or at least that is …

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to SEO

Since I started working in online marketing a few years ago, my head has gotten pretty crammed with acronyms. Alphabet soup like KPI, PPC, SoLoMo, …

How Klout Can Guide Your Online Marketing Strategy

A law industry business development consultant I know says it takes on average 17 "touches" with a prospect before turning him or her into a client. …

RSS Syndication, Social Media RSS Feeds, Syndication Marketing

MarketingProfs uses single<br>sign-on with Facebook, Twitter, Google and others to make subscribing and signing in easier for you. That's it, and nothing …

Facebook Is Crushing All Other Social Networks In The Time Each User Actually Spends On The Site

Why does this matter?<p>New social networks seem to debut every week. And as people adopt these networks, people's social activity becomes increasingly fragmented. While it's easy to sign up for yet another social service, it's important to understand which social networks really are capturing user …

Six Strategies to Compete In Business

The business strategies used by a small company competing against a big company are actually sound strategies for a company of any size. By the way, …

Unilever Careers

Tune into Kenyatta University FM 99.9 at 4:00pm today and listen to Team Nexus, as they prepare themselves for the Future Leaders League, that will …

5 Biggest Flip-Flops from Apple

In the last decade, Apple has transformed itself from a garden-variety technology company with an especially rabid fan base to the most valuable …

Food Brands Try to Wake Up Sales With New 'Energy' Appeals

Are you exhausted? Food marketers think you are.<p>From cereal to snacks and even dog food, brands are pushing energy as a selling point like never …