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Speaking is an international business, but there are certain tricks of the speaking trade and some definite “Do’s and Don’ts”. As you enhance your global speaking repertoire, you will develop your own style. This is about YOU and what you need to know so that your presentation has maximum impact with your audience. DO: Be […]
You madly tap away, sweat dripping onto your keyboard, brow furrowed in concentration. You hit ‘send’ and your newsletter/blog post goes off to your database. Whew! Then an unsubscribe notice or two pop into your Inbox. How do you react? What you feel, think and do next can impact enormously on your business. Do you […]
They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. So I ask you: What does your Facebook Profile and Cover Photo say about you? Remember a few years ago when the banks decided to provide you with the direct contact numbers for your branch and contact details of people who can help you instead of […]
I’m sure you have heard from hundreds of people that you should be marketing your business on Facebook. And why not? Not only is it the world’s largest social networking platform but with almost 12 million Australians on Facebook, over half the population of Australia is using it! Before you jump on the Facebook bandwagon […]
I am really not sure who came up with the idea of “treat ‘em mean to keep them keen” and I would wonder where this ever applies – and it certainly doesn’t apply in your business. In order to keep people keen on having a relationship with you and your business you need to treat […]
Have you ever heard from a friend that you have not spoken to in ages and been really pleased to hear their voice? To catch up and hear all of their news? I was speaking to a friend of mine in the UK recently. We were at school together and have therefore been friends for […]
Whenever I am asked the question, do men make better networkers than women? – I always highlight the differences in communication styles. I don’t believe one gender is better than the other at networking. However, many women incorrectly doubt their networking ability. So let’s explode a few myths. Here are 5 things that contribute to […]
Recently the CEO of Yahoo – Marissa Mayer declared that her 27,000 employees were no longer allowed to work from home. A Twitter meltdown kicked in to voice a variety of opinions on teleworkers. Even Richard Branson blogged his opinion – in stark contrast to Marissa Mayer’s. “Many employees who work from home are extremely diligent, get […]
Sometimes, particularly in small business, it can seem you are doing a great deal for not much return, that is, of the hard cash kind. It can be easy to get fed up, resentful and lose enthusiasm, which in turn puts potential customers and clients off, starting that downward spiral. Once you realise there are […]
Networking is all about building relationships and there is a strong social component. However, at some point it also has to make financial sense for it to be worth continuing with.
How can you turn relationships established via networking into referrals?