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Post Event Wrap Up

July 8, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Sharing knowledge with like-minded individuals positions you as a valuable contact.

I have just returned from an international annual conference in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.  Wow… what a huge venue it is.  Actually, the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao has just been held there.  I can absolutely guarantee I did not pay $3,000 per ticket to attend my conference! I sat […]



Be…Do…Have

June 15, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Sharing knowledge with like-minded individuals positions you as a valuable contact.

I was at a recent out of town marketing event.  It’s very powerful when you are an “outsider” at events, meaning, I was not intimately involved in the event management side of things. My ‘Be…Do…Have’ mantra relates to Be Prepared, Do Your Due Diligence and Have A Great Team. Be Prepared Make sure that you […]



It’s Not What You Know Or Who You Know…It’s Who Knows YOU

May 11, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Are you staying visible and connected, so new opportunities come your way?

It’s amazing how networking, building relationships and not being afraid to actually ask for something can get you (or your client) somewhere. If you are reading this, then you would be aware that I am a regular contributing author to the WNA blog.  Something I treasure, value and appreciate.  Thanks Lynette and the fab WNA […]



5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Media Training

April 16, 2015 | Catriona Pollard

Expert Media Training

If you want to get more media coverage for your business or company it’s essential you’re seen and heard in the media on a regular basis. Journalists are constantly looking for interesting and engaging stories they can develop for their viewers and listeners. When you make yourself available for commentary in the media, you are […]



Success In Relationships

April 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

There are many keys to successful relationships - communication, trust and making time for each other are some of the most important.

I am sure you all understand that communication is one of the keys to successful relationships.  And remember, we have two ears and one mouth…use them in that order. Whether it is with co-workers, friends, family or partners, some relationships are worth nurturing. Sadly, often unintentionally, people tend to ruin some of the most precious […]



Give First Impressions A Second Chance: Great Customer Service At Events Matters

March 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Never burn your bridges. Regardless of the reception you receive always be the bigger person when networking in the community and at events.

It’s amazing how things can turn around if you continue to work on building relationships, are ethical and provide good customer service.  Upon first meeting a prominent local businessman, he asked what I did and if I was a member of a certain business organisation.  After explaining what I did and that I was not […]



Success In Business – Are You Being Different?

February 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Being different from others is one of the easiest ways to stand from your competitors.

At a business networking breakfast with PR and Marketing Guru, Max Markson, he was asked the keys to succeeding in business.  It got me thinking about being a speaker and how this relates. In between the fun, frivolity, song and dance, Max replied by saying 3 things: Persistence, Enthusiasm and Focus. Max also told us […]



Who Are You? The Importance Of Your Biography (Part 2)

November 19, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Here are some tips on what should and should not be included in your Bio.

Last month, I wrote about your Bio and its importance to your clients, potential and exisiting. This month, I have some further key points: – Bio vs CV: Remember that your Bio is not your Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae). You can however summarize your professional history, but you also want to give a sense […]



Who Are You? The Importance Of Your Biography ( Part 1)

October 23, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Here's how to shine the spotlight on your guest speaker Bio so you stand out in the crowd.

So why would anyone want to hear you speak? You must have a great message and, just as importantly, a great Biography (Bio). In September 2010, I attended Ultimate Success Summit in Sydney, Australia. What an amazing line up of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs…who also happen to be talented speakers. And have […]



Some Easy to Do Tips for Your Speaking Success

September 22, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Professional speakers don't just wing it, they fully prepare before each presentation.

Want to impress your audience and attract more speaking engagements?. Then you will need to leave nothing to chance and be fully prepared in every aspect of your presentation. Here’s some great tips that will help your speaking career shine: Practice: Practice, practice, practice! Practice in front of the mirror, practice in front of friends […]