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[ 13 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

When you give a presentation you want your words to stick in the minds of our audience.  Luckily there are tools we can use to ensure that our audience members remember both the important points being made and the speaker as well.  The same tools also help speakers remember what to say.
Memory is a multi-sensory-process so first and foremost we want to use words that will connect all the senses.
Smell, taste and touch
Invoking aromas can produce impressive reactions; take for example wine descriptions on a menu, ‘Fruity’, ‘Leathery’, floral. These …

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[ 10 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Eight ways business meetings and events might change in the next five years.

How technology is reshaping conferences, meetings and events 
By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helena Calle of Fast Future
Whether you are organising meetings and events or attending them changes are happening. These are being driven by technology as well as at a societal level as our expectations change.  Here we highlight nine of what may become strong trends and reshape our meeting and conference experiences – potential trends which business need to be aware of.
Smarter by Design – The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the sector …

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[ 1 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
Mums Enterprise Roadshow Announce 2018 Dates

The Mums Enterprise Roadshow, now in its third year, has confirmed that to meet rapidly rising demand it will be hosting two large-scale exhibitions attracting over 10,500 attendees across these two events in Manchester and London with plans to reach Edinburgh in early 2019.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester will be a one-day event, taking place on Wednesday 20th June at Event City, in Trafford City Manchester.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow London will be its first ever two-day event in London in the larger venue; Olympia London which will take place from Friday 28th …

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[ 24 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

We are all brilliant learners from the day we are born.  If we’ve learned to fear public speaking we can learn something new and replace this feeling.  With the right approach we can get rid of the debilitating nerves and use the nerves that give us positive energy and an engaging stage presence. These are the good nerves that help us connect with our audience. To achieve this, Lyn Roseaman of Toastmasters International suggests we need to reprogramme our mindset and make our nerves our friend with the following …

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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 …