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Your elevator pitch can be the difference between someone wanting to hear more and yawning.  People’s attention spans are short and getting shorter so cut to the chase.  The phrase developed when skyscrapers were first being built and lifts were slow so you had the potential for 4 minutes together.  These days, buildings are taller but the elevators are much much faster.  12 seconds may be all you’ve got to get to your floor – so make it snappy!    A great pitch has two elements aside from yo...
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by on 13 February, 2019
Networking – it’s an art.  And while we’d all like to be a Picasso, chances are we may only be a Ralph.  Who’s Ralph?  Exactly!  So here’s a few networking tips that may boost your chances of enjoying the networking experience more while deriving some benefits too.  Put these into practice and you’ll be well on your way to achieving Monet status.  First – Arrive Early, Leave Late.  This can’t be over-stated.  You can only work the room if you are in the room and the longer you’re in it the...
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by on 7 February, 2019
Whilst there are many scenarios where parents may have a child who is vulnerable for a variety of reasons, with World Down Syndrome Day in March, we have cause to consider those vulnerable family members who are disabled and rely heavily on their parents and family. There are approximately 13,000 people living with Down Syndrome in Australia, and approximately 34,000 living with cerebral palsy. Many other diseases cause children to be lifelong dependents on their parents. That means there are...
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by on 6 February, 2019
Some people think networking is a dirty word.  They regard networking events as being a roomful of tiresome, pushy and self-absorbed people trying to take advantage of each other to make a quick buck – speed dating for desperate business owners.  If that describes the events you’ve been to then no wonder you’re over it!  No wonder networking has become a dirty word to you.  To be fair, like all things, there are networkers and networkers.  Being surrounded by the type described above is a was...
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by on 30 January, 2019
Many entrepreneurs and corporate leaders are overwhelmed by solitude.  While the spread of the internet has enabled a multitude of virtual connections, we may not feel like opening up to them on matters of an emotional or business nature.  As we all know, with us girls, these are often intertwined.  After all, we put so much of our personal stock into the businesses that we often take both the acceptance and the rejection of clients personally.  The rollercoaster this puts us on can be overpower...
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by on 23 January, 2019
How Do Testimonials Help both Givers and Receivers?  We all should know by now that networking is about helping people.  This builds up a store of goodwill that flows back to the helper when the opportunity to do so arises.  After all, we don’t forget the people who have helped us and want to return the love.  Testimonials are a valuable gift because they help business owners build credibility.  Know anyone whose business would benefit from some of that?  If so, and you can give one with s...
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by on 23 January, 2019
I love this quote fromgreatday.com   “Start every day as a winner. Take responsibility. The person you are, the things you have, the life you live is up to you. You are in control. Make it the best you can. Put your goals into action. Have the courage of your convictions. If it is worth believing, if it is worth visualizing, it is worth doing. Thoughts control your actions. Actions control your life.”   Did you know that you get about 25,000 days in your adult life?   According t...
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by on 16 January, 2019
There is nothing more pleasing in business than to receive a testimonial.  Its gratitude-filled advertorial money can’t buy.  Someone standing up and saying wonderful things about you and your business is so much more powerful than you doing it yourself.  The influence it has over a crowd is remarkable.  The best testimonials convey emotional content and appreciation and describe how someone fixed a problem that may have otherwise had damaging consequences.   So – how do you put yourself in a...
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by on 10 January, 2019
  I know exactly how you may be feeling.   You were excited and planned to eat healthy and avoid temptations over Christmas. You felt confident that this time you were going to do it: but the festive season settled in and you got a little too merry and threw all rationality out the window and just went with the flow and thought to yourself, “I deserve this”   And can you guess what happened?   Those extra treats have turned into extra kilos… And you may be feeling angry a...
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by on 9 January, 2019
You’ve been to a networking event and met someone you think may become a great referral partner. You chatted easily, quickly established rapport, exchanged business cards and now it’s time to see if the relationship can progress. So what next?  Here are 5 things you should make sure are in order to help you quickly establish your bona fides, professionalism and build some trust along the way –  Social media profiles are often neglected. That’s a big mistake! Read yours and make sure ...
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by on 4 January, 2019
Is your desktop covered in files? Well, then this blog is for you. Or do you know someone whose desktop is covered with files? Please do them a favour and share this blog they may just thank you.   To put it simply a filing system is a method for organising and storing documents or information.  It typically manages operations, such as storage management, file naming, and folders. It can also include access rules particularly if you have a team as you don’t want everyone accessing confiden...
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by on 20 December, 2018
Looking to create an out-of-office autoreply to let your customers know you’re off on holiday? Setting an out-of-office message for holidays is essential so that you can enjoy your break without having to constantly check your inbox. Here are some examples of office closed templates you are welcomed to use. 1 Simple Autoreply Message #1 Our office will remain closed for Christmas. We assure you that all your emails will be answered as soon as we return to the office. Merry Christmas! ...
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