We cover a variety of topics in the conversation with Darren, ranging from how to hire good people and grow a successful team to marketing tips and effective shortcuts.
Darren’s experience as a journalist brings a huge amount of insight into how to promote your business and get consistent news coverage in top publications and media outlets and we discuss the benefits of diversity and how that can elevate your business.
And Darren is only here talking because he won a competition – how different things might have looked if he hadn’t taken that small step (a running theme of the conversation and Darren’s progress).
Finally, Darren explains how Janet Jackson remains his benchmark for every challenge he encounters!
This one is packed with value from someone with a really unique story.
What led you to starting the business after leaving education
Work experience Sky News
Travelling in Australia
Working at ITN
Moving on from journalism
Starting Out of Office
Working with investors
How he’s used his journalism background and how you to get coverage
Tips for good story angles
Look bigger than you are
Personal qualities that have led to success
Coming up with ideas
Advice to someone starting their own travel business
“People are complex and different. It’s about creating and fostering diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Develop and nurture people, create an environment where they feel safe and secure they’re much more likely to perform longer term.”
Darren Burn, Founder
Out of Office
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