Kent B2B – November

Kent B2B – November

We’re back from another awesome day at the Kent B2B at the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

The networking event, hosted in Medway by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, was a great day out of the office for the teams at Giant Campus and Sleeping Giant Media.

The day started with an introduction from Jo James, Chief Executive Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. Followed by our very own Luke Quilter, telling the tale of the #DiningRoomStartup and the journey that has led us to become who we are today.

Just before we enjoyed some lunch, we got to hear from Adrian Cole, from Frameless Glass Curtains, talking about growing a business during a recession. There were loads of amazing, fascinating speakers throughout the day.

We really enjoyed talking about our story, meeting new faces and seeing some of the old. We love seeing local businesses flourish. We were even treated to a cheeky glass of bubbly by Quinn Estates, fancy!

SGM at Kent B2B

There were some pretty awesome pitches, with loads of creativity floating about the rooms all day. We were surrounded by growing businesses and the history of old businesses all day at the Dockyard.

Massive thanks to the guys at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce for yet another amazing B2B. We can’t wait till the next one.

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Amber Vellacott

Amber Vellacott

Content Marketing Lead

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President Trump – The Lost Tweets

President Trump – The Lost Tweets

President Trump – The Lost Tweets

11 minutes that the world missed out on in 2017!

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On Thursday evening US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account vanished from our screens in a mysterious attack on the Presidents freedom of speech (or just his twitter account).

According to the BBC, ‘An employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account… it had been their last day on the job.’

Whilst his account was down, the world, including his 41.7 million followers, missed out on hearing what Mr Trump has had to say, but worry not! We have managed to get our hands on Trump’s lost tweets that never got to see the light of day.

Check them out below to see what the President had to say during the lost 11 minutes:

Trump’s lost Tweets

The latest incident has sparked debate about the security of the President’s account, given the potential consequences of posts falsely attributed to Mr Trump being published. This should also highlight to anyone online the importance of making sure your website and social media is secure and protected.

Here are our top 5 Tips for securing your social media

1.Create a difficult-to-guess password for each social account

We know this is easier said than done, try avoid using personal information such as birthdays, family or pet names, numbers in a pattern, and especially the word “password”. Mix up your lower case and capital letters, numbers and punctuation. If this is too complex to remember, store it in a password manager. Once you’ve got your password, we know you’d like to re-use it everywhere, but don’t!

2. Two-factor authentication

The big social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or Google+ support two-step authentication. Besides your username and password, you have to enter a one-time password that gets sent as a short message to your mobile device paired with your account. Even if your username and password leak out.

3. Constantly review your account activity

Many social networks send notifications when your account is logged into from a new device when account information is changed or when multiple failed logins are detected. These notifications are sent via e-mail or text, depending on your preferences. Keep an eye out as any these alerts are the first telltale signs that somebody is attempting to get in.

4. Be mindful of what you click

Clicking links in phishing emails might be the first point of entry for many hackers and scammers. Protect yourself by not clicking on links you are not familiar with.

5. Review apps and browser add-ons

You may have granted third-party applications, such as online games, access to your feed so they can update your friends. Some applications can read your profile and post on your behalf. Remove access to applications that you longer use.

Don’t be like Donald, protect your social media!

Danny Windsor

Danny Windsor

Head Boy

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7 Free Apps to Help You Beat Stress

7 Free Apps to Help You Beat Stress

7 Free Apps To Help You Beat Stress

using technology to improve your mental wellbeing

Stress means different things to different people. We get that, but in this world of ever-growing connectivity, digital doesn’t have to be the bad guy.

We have put together some of the best Apps on the market to help you reduce or at least try to manage some of the stresses in your life.

We are not recommending you purely use apps of course, there are many ways to find help for stress. Counselling, massage, or exercise, for instance, are all great ways to keep the mind healthy.

There are apps now for almost any kind of stress therapy, be it meditation, mindfulness breathing, cognitive behaviour therapy, relaxation techniques, colouring in, or online therapy chat services.

The guys and gals here at Giant Towers have put together a list containing 7 of our favourite apps that are designed to help improve your mental health.

1. Headspace

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Headspace is a comprehensive meditation app with guided and unguided meditations to help you through all phases of your life. It uses a UK narration (which is great if you find the USA style of motivation a little off-putting) The free app offers ten sessions, some lovely animated content with extra content available if you love it and want to subscribe.

 

2. Stop, Breathe & Think

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Stop, Breathe & Think aims to give you exactly what it says in the title. The chance, and skills, to stop everything. Just breathe, and think. Sometimes that is all we need. The guided meditations cover a range of goals and are built to help you take some time out and concentrate on yourself.

3. Calm

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It should come as no surprise that Calm is designed to help you be calm, shocking right? With beautiful backgrounds that you can stare at for ages, and a range of meditations, Calm provides a space for you to get away from it all without having to go anywhere. Perfect for those hectic days in the office.

 

4. Happify

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Happify is all about positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. As the name suggests, Happify’s number one goal is to help us all feel happier and more emotionally fulfilled, and who wouldn’t want that right?

 

5. Pacifica

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Pacifica is based on cognitive behavioural therapy and meditation, it has some great benefits like, tracking your mood and your health, daily goals and a thought diary. Pacifica is great for both stress and anxiety.

 

6. Mindshift

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Mental health issues can affect people of all ages, ability and position in life, so having a resource like Mindshift is fantastic. Designed primarily for teens and young adults, Mindshift focuses on issues that cause stress and anxiety within that specific age group.

 

7. Colorfy

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So this isn’t new, but squeezing into an app is a great idea for those on the move. The mindfulness colouring book has become digital! Colorfy provides flowing and relaxing shapes and patterns for you to colour, allowing you time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here at Giant Towers we love a bit of colouring to calm the mind.

The Apps we have looked at here are a great at helping you self-manage the stresses of life. However, be sure not to use them as a substitution to speaking to a healthcare professional. If you need to disconnect for a few minutes then these tools could be just for you.

Danny Windsor

Danny Windsor

Snr Brand & Marketing Manager

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