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Charity of the month – Dream Catchers Dance Nigeria

To start off 2020 properly, let me introduce you all to my charity of the month. This month, the charity I am supporting is Dream Catchers Dance Nigeria. I have been following this charity for months now after finding their Instagram page by chance thanks to P Diddy’s feed. He shared a clip of some of the children dancing to a track and I was super impressed. The amazing dance moves of the cute kids caught my attention and have had it since. The lady behind this charity – Seyi Oluyole, is doing a fantastic job getting the kids off the streets and providing for them. She created Dream Catchers Dance Nigeria in 2014 to help street kids and children from low-income families get an education.

 

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Poverty in Nigeria

In Nigeria, many children have to go without basic stuff everyday, education being one of them. Around  10.5 million children, between the ages of 5 and 14 years, are not in school. And only 61% between the ages of 6 and 11 years regularly attend primary school. These stats are disheartening, which is why I am glad there is a charity like Dream Catchers Dance helping the education invest in their future. This amazing team are doing a lot to help the children, getting them off the streets, giving them a home and keeping them busy with dance.

I read Oluyole’s story on the Aljazeera website and I was blown away to discover how far Seyi Oluyole has cone with the kids and how they got to where they are now. Here is a brief quote from the interview –

“Millions of children are out of school, poverty levels are high, and thousands loiter in the streets,” she says. “Addressing these challenges take really a lot of time – with our work we’re doing our own bit, and hopefully with more funding and support we can scale it to reach much more children even though that doesn’t necessarily reach everybody.”

 

 

 

You can find out more about Dream Catchers Nigeria on their Instagram page. The children are so adorable and will definitely put a smile on your face.  Also, please join me in supporting the Dream Catchers here.

Thanks for reading, sharing, liking and commenting. All these are ways to support the charity as well, as it means more eyeballs will see this post.

 

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Top 3 Tips For Boosting Your Brand’s Reputation

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No matter what industry your business is in, it’s vital that your brand has the best reputation possible. In order to be successful, your existing customers and prospective customers need to know that you’re trustworthy and what you’re offering is credible. 

Even if you’ve successfully built it and are aware of how to protect your brand, it’s imperative that you continually strive to maintain it and boost it as much as you can. But how do you do this effectively?

Here are the top 3 tips on how you can achieve brand loyalty and boost your brand’s reputation to ensure that it retains its place within the industry. Without doing so, will result in your business being deemed untrustworthy, and your customers seeking a similar product or service from one of your competitors. 

 

Strive For Extraordinary Customer Service

You want your customers to have an exceptional experience each time they purchase one of your products or use your service. Therefore, it’s essential that you put customer service as a priority within your business. 

From helping your customers with any queries that they have, to handling any complaints that come in efficiently, it will showcase that your brand is reputable and that it cares about each of its customers. No matter if you’re a startup or a long-established business, this factor should never be ignored – it could even be the difference between business success and business failure. 

 

Showcase Positive Customer Reviews

To effectively boost your reputation, showcase any positive customer reviews you receive on your website or in-store. Customers often seek the opinions of others that have used a certain service or bought a particular product. Which means that you could be missing out on potential sales by failing to represent reviews you get in. 

By providing a forum for them to post opinions (or by integrating software from platforms such as Trustpilot), you can also get an idea as to which aspects you need to improve – making your product or service even better in the future. This will also help to boost engagement and show customers the reasons why they should opt for your business over others.

 

Utilize Key Statistics

Everyone loves a good statistic – especially when it’s relevant to something that they are interested in. Customers tend to trust statistics and other hard data that represents how successful/popular products and services are. 

By gathering statistics – such as how many people use your products/services, you can use it through marketing and branding. With this, however, you should try not to overdo it as it makes your business look less authentic. 

 

Final Thoughts

So, there you go. Those are the top 3 tips you can use to help boost your brand’s reputation. The path you take, of course, is up to you and what your business model includes. But if you conduct thorough research and are aware of the key tactics, there’s no reason as to why the credibility and your brand’s reputation won’t thrive now and in the future.

 

Goodbye 2019 and hello to a new decade

I can’t believe I am actually saying goodbye 2019! Today is the last day in 2019 and it is amazing to see how far I have come this year and decade. 2019 was a year of lots of ups and downs for me personally. The ups outweighed the downs which is good. The downs were really more about me finding myself and seeking my higher self in moving forward with my goals and aspirations. I am glad the year has ended on a high note. I have spent the last few days just resting up and chilling with the family.

This holiday is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time. I can’t remember the last time I took so many days off at once. My laptop has hardly gone up these last few days and I am not stressing over the fact that I am not working (like I normally do). I am just taking things very easy which is not how I usually roll. I usually work even when I am on holiday but I decided not to do so this time. The mind and body needs rest and that is exactly what I am giving them, good old fashioned rest.

 

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I am looking forward to the year 2020 and what the new decade brings. I really don’t do the whole new year resolutions thing because I tend to forget all about them by March/April.  When it comes to goals, I prefer to stick to monthly goals so I make sure I smash them. That will carry on into the new year as normal. My goals are not usually shared as well as I don’t see the point in doing so but I may share them after ticking them off the list 😊

Regular blog posts will resume in the new year. I have many give-away posts lined up as well as review posts and I am looking forward to publishing them all. Until the next post, wishing you all a very happy new year. I hope 2019 was good to you and I pray 2020 is even better for us all.

Goodbye 2019! See you in 2020!

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