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[ 28 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Looking back to my first big presentation I now understand why it was not a success.  Weeks went into designing the content. What didn’t get work on was the performance “mindset” which I needed. In the 20 year since then I have developed my own method: Communicating with P.O.W.E.R.  Follows these steps and you’ll deliver successful speeches and presentations every time.
For effective communication you need:  presence of mind, body, and voice.
To connect with your audience on a mental level needs presence of mind.  You can prime your audience for your …

business, Headline, media mums »

[ 26 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Bad Mother is about trust, our relationship with strangers in the modern world, and how we judge each other as mothers.
The Bad Mother team are currently looking for support for this short film, written by mums about mums. We are in preproduction, scheduled to shoot atthe end of April 2018.
“I am often disappointed by the rose tinted version of motherhood we see in films and TV – I don’t always believe it. This story has come from an experience that I had, so I hope it will have an authenticity to it” …

education, Headline »

[ 19 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

(Hint: ask them to read this article)
By Edd Williams, careers expert and author of Is Your School Lying To You?
Are you Experienced?
‘Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.’ Oscar Wilde
Experience in this instance is less to do with age and how many times you’ve been around the block but rather the value of the activities you’ve taken part in, the situations you’ve put yourself in and what you’ve learnt from them. Doing something without learning from it can’t reasonably be considered an experience – it’s just something you …

business, Headline, mumpreneurs, training »

[ 16 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Many entrepreneurs have turned to the self-help industry for inspiration – and for some it has certainly been a good move. But unfortunately, like any industry there is good and bad within it. The 2016 CNN documentary ‘Enlighten us’, on the deaths of three self-help devotees, issues a warning: beware the self-appointed guru on a giant ego trip.
Increasingly accused of exploiting the vulnerable and the weak, the self-help industry appeals to a fundamental desire in all humans: to find meaning, gratification and simple solutions to life’s complexities. So potentially, almost anybody can be drawn in.
Given the …

Headline, training »

[ 14 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Many of us develop great depth of knowledge and experience over our careers. But are we good at advertising this?  Do all the right people know just how valuable our experience is?  If not, one powerful way to raise your profile is to give fantastic presentations.  Here are some tips on how to make the most of your hard-won experience.
Choose your topic and prepare
With a broad knowledge of your industry, it may be difficult to pick just one topic. Find something that will truly interest your target audience. In The …

days out, half term, Headline, house and home »

[ 26 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Southbank Centre’s annual multi-arts Imagine Children’s Festival returns for its seventeenth year from 7 – 18 February 2018, with twelve days of jam-packed fun over half-term week for children and their families. With storytelling at its heart, this year’s programme includes a specially curated Royal Festival Hall event celebrating the world’s leaders and pioneers who have changed the world, to inspire the next generation of young changemakers.
The twelve day festival includes inspiring and playful events and activities from Super Hero parties, magical immersive adventures and snail friendships to dancing scientists …

business, events, Headline »

[ 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 …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 17 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

More and more small businesses are turning to Paralegals to help with a variety of legal issues. According to Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of NALP, most Paralegals offer a great service, at a fraction of the cost of a solicitor or barrister, but it is still worth checking that you are using a registered practitioner.  Here is her advice on how to check:

If they do not work for a solicitor or barrister, then you should ensure that they are a member of a professional body such as NALP (National Association …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 15 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Companies with high levels of staff satisfaction perform better financially, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The study examined the effect of staff satisfaction on corporate performance using employees’ online reviews of where they work.
Writing in the journal Economic Letters, the researchers from Norwich Business School say that firms rated highly by their current employees in terms of satisfaction achieve greater financial performance compared to firms characterised by low levels of employee satisfaction.
They add that this association between employee satisfaction and corporate performance indicates that employees’ …

business, business planning, Headline, online business »

[ 10 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Is your website delivering the customers you hoped it would? No? Then Tim Butler, Founder of Innovation Visual says you need to action these 10 steps to boost its performance:
Know your numbers
How many visitors does your website get every month? How many leads does it generate?
Are people filling out contact forms and clicking on phone numbers? Without having access to the correct information, you will be completely in the dark and won’t know how many real potential customers are on your website and how well your website converts.
Improve your search …