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[ 26 Oct 2015 | No Comment ]

New adult learning report reveals online tech revolution
The What Britain’s Learning Report from Udemy, the global online education marketplace, reveals that 390,000 UK students taking 1.3 million courses are turning to online learning to keep up with the pace of change in working life and manage their wellbeing. This is the first report of its kind on online learning in the UK.
Top report findings include:

There have been more than 660,000 enrolments in Udemy’s technical courses to learn to programme, build apps and games, or design websites in the UK to …

business, business planning, Headline, marketing, training »

[ 6 Jul 2015 | No Comment ]
Find out about: Improving Your Sales Skills

Family Friendly Working is packed with articles on all sorts of topics, whether you want to run your own business, join a party plan or direct sales business, or buy a franchise. On top of start up tips, we also have lots of tips on how to succeed. In this article. I round up some of our news and advice about sales and selling, one of the toughest yet most essential areas for all business owners.
There’s much more to selling than meets the eye, and developing a process can make …

business, training »

[ 26 Jun 2015 | No Comment ]
Learn new skills and add value to your business

Owning and running your own business when you’re a mother is incredibly rewarding, empowering and fun. However, it’s important to add that running a business is hard work too. But with so many parents choosing to work for themselves, how can existing businesses make their work more enriching and profitable? By learning new skills, of course!
What skills should I learn?
This is quite a personal question, as it will depend on your business and the types of services or products that you offer to your customers.
However, for some, a new skill …

business, training »

[ 1 Jun 2015 | No Comment ]
Petra Wilton-1

When it comes to the lucrative job market, investing in your skill set is paramount if your goal is to up the stakes and exceed the competition out there. One of the best ways to ensure that you’re really setting yourself apart from fellow job seekers applying for the same job is to hone the skills you know you’re already good at. Employable qualities are likely to encourage recruiters and potential new employers to look out for tell-tale character traits and past experience when they’re deciding which candidates to …

business, business planning, training »

[ 18 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]
Kieran Hearty LR (2)

 Ever had a great idea – but not followed it through? The most common excuse is “Too busy”, or “Not enough time”.
The decision to prioritise work that is more important to you than for the good of the business is a recurring theme that lies at the heart of many workplace problems.
Kieran Hearty, author of ‘How to Eat the Elephant in the Room’ believes this is a misplaced work ethic that damages results.
 As you follow your upward career trajectory, are you too willing to make personal sacrifices and out-work your …

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[ 17 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

Having, and projecting, confidence is probably the single most importantaspect to get right when delivering a speech or presentation.
Sandy Eifion-Jones, of Toastmasters International offers some tips to help you build your confidence when delivering a talk:
1. Imagine yourself
If you are concerned your confidence will falter then mentally ‘role play’ your way into the scenario several times, beforehand.
Close your eyes, visualise yourself in front of your audience. Let the words run through your mind. Envisage how good you will sound, in front of an appreciative audience as they engage with you.
Watch …

business mums news, training »

[ 13 Aug 2013 | No Comment ]
writing ticklist

‘In Frame: reboot your editing career’ is funded by the Creative Skillset TV Fund.  It aims to help women editors and edit assistants back into work after a career break of a year or more.
In Frame is developed and delivered by Career Savvy Women and VET Training to provide the mix of technical updates and personal skills updates. The programme will run for 6 months from October with a mix of webinars, technical and personal skills workshops and coaching. There are places for 12 women.
For more information and the application form …

business, Business Events, online business, training »

[ 29 Jul 2013 | No Comment ]
Suzanne Dibble

Lawyer Suzanne Dibble is offering a free webinar tomorrow at 1pm BST where you can learn 3 of the most common mistakes made by small business owners in taking on freelancers and the simple steps you can easily implement to avoid these mistakes

You will learn:

1. Why one events organiser had to pay an additional £5000 to a freelancer in order to be able to use the work she had already paid £5000 for and how simple wording would have prevented this.
2. How one marketing consultant had to significantly reduce her …

business, training »

[ 22 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]

If you want to be better qualified to deliver training, check out this Diploma in Training Excellence. It involves 12 days of training over a 14-16 day period and can help you improve your training and presentation skills, whatever your subject:

12 days jam packed with information and learnings of the highest standard. Lots of practice delivering and perfecting each module.
Be trained by top UK Master Trainer, Terri Ann Laws, writer, author, presenter and international human development specialist.  Terri Ann is much sought after world wide and is the very best …

business, education, Headline, retraining, training »

[ 2 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]
by imagery majestic

If you have an interest in complementary therapies or beauty there are many possibilities open to you. Most local colleges offer courses in a range of relevant subjects which could start you on the road to a new flexible career. Look at the length and structure of the courses. Some qualifications can be gained part time or by attending weekend workshops over a period of months. It can take several years to train to in therapies such as osteopathy, chiropractic or homeopathy.
Working as a beauty therapist or complementary therapist can …