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[ 3 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Entrepreneurs: you might have succeeded in getting your business set up but the hard work isn’t over. In fact – it is just about to begin.
Now you have set the wheels in motion you will need to do everything you can to make sure that your business is a success. One way you will do this is via marketing. Because, if no one knows you exist, how will they be able to use you?
There are many ways you can do this – you might want to start by setting up …

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[ 27 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Sue Fish, Toastmasters International
If you are running a small business then networking can be a very cost-effective way of generating new sales and finding new clients.
However, in my experience far too many people get it wrong and do their business more harm than good.
So, let me share with you seven classic mistakes I have seen mumpreneurs make at business networking events – so you can avoid making the same mistakes!

Mumble, mumble, mumble

At some of the female networking groups I go to, it is unfortunately common for …

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[ 16 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Working women in the UK feel they face a number of challenges to make their voice heard in business environments, according to new research.
A study conducted by RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art which provides communication skills training for corporate individuals, found that just 8% of women find it easy to make their voice heard at work. In comparison, 15% of men reported being able to express themselves with ease within a work environment.
The research also revealed that women are 68% more likely …

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[ 21 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s only free, child-friendly, flexible work and business exhibition comes to London for the first time on 25th September. With over 60 exhibitors and nearly 3000 attendees already signed up to attend the event, being held at The Business Design Centre, Angel, this event promises to be the biggest yet for the dynamic mum duo behind the events.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow, winner of the Jaqueline Gold #WOW award, is touring the UK with the aim of showcasing the very businesses, services and support available to working mums, helping them navigate …

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[ 1 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

If your voice is a pleasure to listen to you are already ahead of the game when it comes to sharing your message and getting a positive response to your presentation (or indeed any other communication) – says Andrew P. Bennett from Toastmasters International.
Unfortunately, most of us fall into habits of speaking that make our voice sound a bit dull, even monotonous.
If we want to develop our vocal variety to hold an audience’s attention we need to discover our vocal potential.
Here are Andrew’s tips for enhancing your vocal delivery:

Stand relaxed …

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[ 28 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

The sharing economy is here; from ZipCar to Uber, Airbnb to Couchsurfing. We’ve come to realise that by sharing our assets we can make extra money, save money and increase efficiency.
But according to André Roque of Homeit this new economy has a lot of challenges ahead:
If we look at some of the biggest names in the asset-swapping game, Uber and Airbnb, it doesn’t take very long to dig up plenty of information on both platforms’ ongoing struggles with regulatory hurdles. And these hurdles come from governments that are trying to …

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[ 16 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

In the main, presentations benefit from brevity and clarity. When time is limited you need to decide what’s essential for your clients or colleagues to know.  Too much information may confuse them about what’s most important.  Sometimes, however, you’ll find that your audience wants to know more about something you’ve said and you need to expand the point.
Paul Carroll from Toastmasters International has tips for getting the level of information right and creating a successful presentation:
Understand your audience
When addressing new people (e.g. potential clients) do your research. Learn what they want. Learn …

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[ 17 Jul 2017 | No Comment ]

Long summer afternoons extending into sultry evenings are the perfect time to throw an outdoor family party. Stay safe and make sure everyone has a good time with these 3 top tips for a successful event that’s memorable for all the right reasons.
Fire Safety
From barbecues to candles and patio lights, where there’s flame there’s the chance of burns. Keep children and pets under supervision at all times if you’ve got open flames anywhere people are gathered:

On still summer evenings, candles are gorgeous, but floaty skirts, little fingers or party games …

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[ 3 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Christine Rusk used to be terrified of speaking in public, but by understanding what makes a good speech, and how it is like a three-course meal, she has learnt to prepare well and overcome those nerves.
So how does comparing your speech to a meal help you become a better speaker? Christine, from Toastmasters International, explains:
Just like a good chef has respect for the diners, a good speaker has respect for their audience.
The key to a successful speech is preparation and planning. A speech should be created and delivered in a …

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[ 3 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The exhibition for mums on a mission is coming to Brighton on Thursday 23rd February 2017.  This free to attend, child-friendly exhibition is for mums looking to start a business, grow a business or to help those who are just not-knowing right now.  With over 40 exhibitors offering opportunities, services and support, taster workshops, speed networking and a Q&A panel, there really is no reason not to start 2017 with a bang and launch your very own mission to the moon along with hundreds of other like-minded mums. Register for free …