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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 […]



Why Are Words Not So Important? The Importance of Body Language

July 14, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Are there secrets to making a fabulous presentation? Use these body language tips to make your next speaking gig memorable for all the right reasons.

The majority of human communication is through non-verbally contacting. People generally respond and understand it very well, even though we didn’t have any formal education on nonverbal language. In order to efficiently connect with your audience, you must notice what you are saying with non-verbal cues. Much of communication comes through body language. How you […]



How To Ensure Your Speaking Business Survives During Tough Times

June 16, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Ring your insurance broker TODAY and make sure that your business insurance policy does include Tax Audit protection.

You may be new in the speaking business or a well established whichever, however or whatever, you’ve got to know how to keep your business alive during economic recessions.  Anytime the cash flow in a business, large or small, starts to tighten up, the money management of that business has to be run as a […]



Get That Gig – How Do You Get Speaking Engagements?

May 19, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Aiming to be a sought-after speaker? Here's some tips on snagging yourself some lucrative speaking gigs.

Corporate speaking is one of the most profitable enterprises, when it comes to the industry of public speaking. However, speaking in front of highly professional and intelligent people can be very daunting. At some point in time, you’ll find yourself entering this arena and you might like it because you can make a very good living […]