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How to Ace Different Types of Media Interviews

May 24, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

3 types of media opportunities

Being a successful businesswoman, you’ll no doubt want to establish your personal brand, and part of establishing your personal brand is communicating it to the media. Therefore, it’s important to be prepared for all types of media interviews, no matter the medium. Each medium – radio, TV and print – have specific requirements you should […]



Always Know Your Content Before You Speak

May 17, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

Speaking Content

Recently I attended an academic presentation at a prestigious tertiary institution. Actually it was for 2015 Academic high achievers/Award winners and 2016 Scholarship recipients. This was a formal event with guests including business leaders, local government representatives (i.e. a metropolitan Mayor!), sponsors and family members, together with the recipient students. As some of the Scholarships […]



Not Everyone Is The Same – Become The Brilliant You

April 8, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

Brilliant you

Recently I attended a Leadership Academy in Sydney where presenter Fiona Craig, who spoke about “Brilliant You”. Here are some points I noted from her presentation that I wanted to share with you: Everyone is NOT the same: we are all different · 1 billion users on Facebook · 400,000 on LinkedIn · 100,000,000 on Instagram […]



How Many Brains Do You Need To Be Successful?

March 10, 2016 | Sue Lester

Multiple Brains

“How many brains do you need to be successful?” is somewhat of a trick question. You could argue that one well nourished, trained and focussed brain is enough, or that you need many brains to create a supportive team around yourself. Actually, from the individual perspective, to be living more meaningfully, fully and authentically you need […]



Healthy, Wealthy And Wise Speakers

March 8, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

Speaker personal training analogy

Recently I attended a seminar presented by 3 well-respected professionals in their chosen industries of Personal Training (Healthy), Property Investing (Wealthy) and Business (Wise). It was a free seminar, with approximately 50 people in the audience. I noticed there were a few couples, but by far, more of the guests were women. And we know […]



Reasons People Get Worried About Public Speaking

February 17, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

fear of public speaking

Remember, speaking is an international business but there are certain tricks of the speaking trade – some definite “Do’s and Don’ts”. As you enhance your global speaking repertoire, you will need to overcome your fears so that your presentation has maximum impact with your audience. There are a few key reasons why reasons people get […]



The Psychology of Selling

January 15, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

Sales lessons learnt on the retail floor.

I recently had the opportunity to be a Brand Ambassador for a Supermarket. Ok… so it was demonstrating and promoting branded Iced Fruit Cake and Fruit Mince Tarts!! However, I made a conscious effort to make the 2 x 4 hour shifts standing on my feet, near the 4 degree fridge worthwhile. What I noticed […]



What’s The Secret To Success?

December 8, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Surround yourself with experts and entrepreneurs that can become your mentors.

Often people think there is a secret to other people’s success – whether that be personally or professionally. Well, I am a great advocate for personal (and business) development or improvement. I believe THAT this is the secret to people’s success! I am constantly reading positive or business books, listening to audios (via podcasts, Soundclouds […]



Leverage Your Time

November 3, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Leverage is the secret to time management.

We’re all busy people.  Some people, though, are busier than we’d ever imagine, yet are somehow are able to stay on top of things so well they seem to go about their life so casually, while we struggle to produce good work and maintain a household. What’s their secret? Why do they seem to have […]



Treat Your Speaking Business Like Flying in A Plane

October 2, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Speaker survival

Often when building your speaking business, you may get consumed by others who want to take time and energy from you and they constantly ask you to speak here and there, they want you help them or do something for them. You need to STOP!  Before you rush into things or help anybody else, you […]