Charley Speakes

Quietly shouting in a world of noise – exposing a nerve.



Bullshit, backchat and clenched teeth. Well most of us have to work in the life, and this is where the work related posts get put. They are mostly personal points
of view but I have worked for quite a long time now, so have quite a few points of view to share. And would LOVE to hear your thoughts on the matters too.

How to Write in 3 easy Apps

I have been writing a book for a couple of months now. Maybe 'been' is a slight exaggeration, and I should say attempting to write a book. It won't be the first, but it will be the first fiction thing... Continue Reading →

Social Media or Social Marketing – Part Two

When we do our ’social media’ jobs are we being social or are we just trying to find the best way to market and sell?

Social Media or Social Marketing – Part One

One of the biggest misconceptions, as far as I am concerned, is this belief that just because someone is young and spends their life on snapchat or their phone...

How Facebook costs 2 weeks holiday!

Anyone who spends much time on the computer is aware how easy it is to fanny around instead of doing what you are supposed to. I just had a very worrying calculation.  I probably spend 20 minutes in the morning... Continue Reading →

Qualifications -Why do they matter so much? Part 2

Arriving mid 30s with just one GCSE makes for an interesting time of it. Changing the rules I entered into a profession that accepted me with the skills I had, not the qualifications I had. Until one day my boss called me... Continue Reading →

Qualifications – Why do they matter so much?

I left school at 16 with a few CSEs.  I hated school with a passion, I had wanted to be a hairdresser since I was 4 and I didn't need to stay on at school for that.  This was back during... Continue Reading →

The X Factor Generation

I started work in the days of office juniors.  I can remember after about 5 years being given the task of giving the new office junior some jobs to do. I showed him the things I had done, and he... Continue Reading →

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