Incidents at Schools- Lessons and Tips for Better Recording and Reporting

Prevention should be the Name of the Game

Over the past few months I have followed articles in the newspapers about incidents at schools with interest. My take is that many School Management teams fail to understand what incidents are, how to define and track them, and why the reporting and recording of them are so vital. This blog post may shed some […]

New Training Offering: Online Reputation Management (Social Media Marketing) Training

Learn How To Manage Your Online Reputation & Social Media Marketing

Deon Binneman, the Reputation Go-to Guy has added Online Reputation Management Training (Social Media Marketing Training) to his list of training offerings. Said Deon: ” I certainly learned a lot immersing myself into this field, equipping myself with Social Media Marketing and Online Reputation Management skills and know-how since last year. I learnt a lot […]

Cricket Ball Tampering Scandal Epitomizes Lack of Understanding of Reputation Risk

The Cricket ball tampering scandal has raised important questions about the understanding of Reputation Risk by sport organizations. Not only has it damaged Australia’s fine reputation as a leading cricket playing nation, but it has irreversibly damaged the reputation of individual players. Whilst Cricket Australia can be commended for their quick response to the crisis […]

Reputation on the Decline, International Surveys Show

Two interesting research studies results came out the past week. The Reputation Institute (RI), released the results of the World’s Most Reputable Companies 2018 survey, the company’s annual Global RepTrak® 100 (RT100) rankings. The 2018 RT100 is  the world’s largest corporate reputation study of its kind. The RT100 is based on more than 230,000 individual […]

New and Emerging Issues in Reputation Management

New Opportunities for Practice Areas

More and more issues are emerging that are affecting reputation. These include sexual misconduct in the workplace, state capture, diversity, inclusion, corruption, fake news, power politics, cyber risk and school safety. The phrase ‘STATE CAPTURE’ was awarded ‘word of the year’ by eNCA who claims the phrase was used more than 20,231 times in over […]

Four Ways to Define Reputational Risk

Check your Own Definitions

Wikipedia defines Reputational risk, often called reputation risk, as a risk of loss resulting from damages to a firm’s reputation, in lost revenue; increased operating, capital or regulatory costs; or destruction of shareholder value, consequent to an adverse or potentially criminal event even if the company is not found guilty. Adverse events typically associated with […]

Reputation Risk Never Ceases To Amaze

2017 - The Year of Reputation Shocks, Revelations and Impact in South Africa

The impact of Reputation Risk never ceases to amaze me. I have never seen so many politicians, government employees, executives, managers and just generally run of the mill people so hell bent on destroying their own reputation and names in South Africa. The utter destruction of carefully crafted institutional reputation by people focused on their […]

“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of – for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” (Socrates – 469 BC – 399 BC)

My 2017 In Review

An Introspective View of my Accomplishments

This is a review of my 2017 year and it includes a glimpse of my biggest accomplishments in 2017. My personal highlight for 2017 was being invited to not only be one of four keynote speakers at the BCI 2017 in London, but also to facilitate a Crisis Management workshop at the same event that […]

For Immediate Release: Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever – Start the Year With a Brand-new Marketing Plan of Action

The international reputation management consultant Deon Binneman will facilitate a workshop called How to Market your Consulting Practice (Marketing Professional & Consulting Services) on the 19th January in JHB at the Hotel Apollo in Randburg.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide delegates with an opportunity to benchmark, tweak and add to their Marketing plan of action for 2018, so that they can start the New Year with a definite winning plan of action.

Every independent professional needs a marketing and sales plan in 2018 that constantly generates new clients and prospects. This one day workshop will provide valuable insight into building and implementing a winning program to build a client base that will exceed a delegate’s expectations. This workshop explores practical methods and tips to market a consulting practice dynamically and cost-effectively.

Delegates will gain valuable insights that will help them to establish, refine and implement effective marketing plans for their consulting and professional practices. The workshop is an opportunity for independent professionals, consultants,  business development managers and professional sales persons to deepen their learning as marketing strategists, strengthen their consultancy marketing skills and ability to be rainmakers*.

Topics that will be discussed range from how to create a lead generation system to 23 ways to build reputation, obtain visibility and exposure and becoming known as a thought leader. More information on how to register is available at:

Background Information:

Every independent professional needs a marketing and sales plan in 2018 that constantly generates new clients and prospects. This one day workshop will provide valuable insight into building and implementing a winning program to build a client base that will exceed a delegate’s expectations.

Delegates will receive tools, tips and hacks that will provide them with a menu of options to identify what is missing from their current marketing activities, and it will enable them to create their own personalized marketing plan for success.

Using detailed worksheets and exercises, delegates will be able to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of their current efforts. This powerful workshop will provide delegates with a set of options and simple, elegant and effective tactics that they can incorporate into their marketing plans.

This constantly updated and revised workshop is based on more than 25 years of international and local research amongst consultants, professional service providers, rainmakers and business development managers, and takes an in-depth look at what works and doesn’t work in professional services and consulting marketing. It includes not only a wealth of tips and hacks, but also information on how to take advantage of new developments in the online world.

Delegates will learn how to integrate online and offline marketing approaches, and will also learn how to:

  • Become Rainmakers*
  • Use social media to their advantage
  • Use Internet marketing techniques such as blogging, email campaigns, design, search engine optimization and online networking techniques
  • Become known as thought leaders and extend their influence and reputation

* The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “Rainmaker” as a person (as a partner in a law firm for example) who brings in new business; also: a person whose influence can initiate progress or ensure success. Specialists often find in their careers that as they become associates or partners that they now also have to bring in new business. Often this transition from being a producer and a specialist to becoming a marketer and responsible for new business, influence and sales can be difficult for individuals used to traditional ways of doing things. This workshop will help a delegate to become a rainmaker, influencer and a thought leader.

Deon Binneman is an international keynote speaker, seminar leader, thought leader and management consultant on building, protecting and restoring business reputations. He has worked in 17 countries the past 21 years. Access his professional profile – or visit