Mel Gard – WSI Internet Marketing Consultants

Position in Company
Managing Member

Years in Business
5

Describe what your company does in 2 sentences.
We help companies to understand how powerful a good presence on search engines and social media is. What good is a website if nobody ever sees it?

What is the first thing you do every morning?
Meditate for 20 minutes. I know it sounds hokey, but it is very helpful in relieving stress, and getting the day started in the right frame of mind.

What is the best business advice you ever received?
Go with your gut. We now select our clients based on our intuition, not based on how much money they can give us.

Who would be your top three people to invite to dinner? Think celebrities, historical figures, whoever you like!

1. My husband
2. My mom
3. My father in law

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be and why?
You know when you leave them in the sun and they melt into a really cool rainbow? That’s me.

What is your favourite place on Earth and why?
The lookout point at Oliphants Camp in Kruger National Park. Was my happy place as a child and I still feel very connected to the African bush.

Where do you see yourself in five year’s time?
Running around like crazy. Oh wait, that’s now too?

Tell us one random thing that few people know about you.
I have a BSc Honours in Animal, Plant and Environmental Science. As a 2nd Year Anatomy project, I had to render down the skeleton of a juvenile crocodile and reassemble the skeleton. It involved Scrubbs ammonia and a pair of very small tweezers. Revolting!