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Loneliness: Are You Talking Yourself Into It?

November 13, 2017 | Sue Lester

The solution to that feeling of loneliness is always re-connection, though the methods and how easily that is done depends very much on the individual, their personality, interests, confidence levels, past experiences and willingness to be vulnerable in meeting and allowing others to get to know them. The first step to change is always awareness.  […]



Industry Assoc. and Conferences – Why it’s Important to Get Involved and Participate.

November 9, 2017 | Simone Pentis

The annual National Franchise Convention just took place on the Gold Coast, where over three days franchisors, franchisees and various suppliers to the franchising industry from throughout Australia (with some international attendees), came together to learn, discuss and celebrate the positives of franchising. This event also provided an opportunity for government representatives to get in […]



5 Way To Get The Most From a Less Than Great Event or Conference

July 24, 2017 | Catriona Pollard

We’ve all been there, sitting in a packed conference room thinking to ourselves, “Well this event is pretty ho hum”. It is so disappointing when this happens – and let’s not even mention when the speaker turns up late or is disorganised. So how can you get your money’s – and time – worth when this […]



5 Steps On How To Overcome The Expert’s Dilemma

April 11, 2017 | Catriona Pollard

The challenge facing many women in business is figuring out how to overcome the Expert’s Dilemma. I’m sure you have experienced it. If any of these strike a chord with you… you’re not alone. This is the Expert’s Dilemma! I have struggled with this for a long time, so I wrote a book to help […]



Can You Outsource Your LinkedIn Activity?

March 16, 2017 | Robyn Henderson

Yes there are parts of your LinkedIn activity that can be outsourced – but overall it’s worth making the time to do the bulk of it yourself – unless you can be specific with your outsourcing. Before you totally disagree with me, let me share a recent experience. I met with a client regarding writing some […]



Are You Making It Hard For People To Find You?

February 10, 2017 | Robyn Henderson

In today’s busy world, are you guilty of making it hard for people to find you on LinkedIn? This week I had an interesting conversation with Lynette Palmen, the Founder and Director of Women’s Network Australia (WNA). I was desperately looking for a web designer for a NFP client from another state, who had been […]



Is Your Message What You Intended?

November 18, 2016 | Sue Lester

Spot the mistake: “Dear info, would you like more customers?”   Oh, that’s right, I forgot to tell you I’d changed my name from ‘Sue’ to ‘info’, and sometimes call myself ‘admin’, depending on my mood. Seriously, why on earth would you trust or spend your money with a company which obviously has no idea […]



Why You Need To Become A Storyteller

September 22, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

In today’s business, communications and media climate, you also need to know how to be a storyteller. To be competitive in your business, you have to learn how to tell your narrative and share it widely. Although long-form and conventional journalism now share the stage with messages of 140 characters or less and images that […]



Why Aren’t There More Women Speakers?

August 25, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

I want to shed light on an issue that impacts women stepping into the spotlight, and ask the question, why aren’t there more women speakers at business events? The all male speaker line up at conferences and panels, frankly, annoys the hell out of me. Considering how many amazing women there are who want to […]



What Marilyn Monroe Can Teach Us About the Power of Mentors

June 24, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

Marilyn Monroe was admired for her beauty and allure. However, she definitely was not the ‘shallow’ stereotype her acting roles portrayed her to be. It was primarily her determination and goal driven nature that made her into the household name she is today. She did not wait for fame to find her; instead she went […]