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How to Use Statistics When Public Speaking

How to Use Statistics When Public Speaking

Right statistics can be very helpful when used whilst public speaking. Here are some quick tips on how to use them effectively to ensure you deliver a powerful presentation. Pick the right statistics If you do your research, you’ll find there is a lot of statistical...

3 tips on how to be a great MC!

3 tips on how to be a great MC!

3 tips on how to be a great MC Being the MC (Master of Ceremonies) of an event can be daunting. While some are born to be the proverbial life of the party, others will need adequate preparation first. If you fit in the latter category, don’t fret! Below are some tips...

How to structure your speech

How to structure your speech

Structure your speech with key messages There are so many things to think about when public speaking - the audience, the occasion and not to mention the materials you’re going to use! Another important aspect is deciding which key messages to use and how to structure...

How to blog to promote your business!

How to blog to promote your business!

Blogging is the perfect way to get your message out to the public and promote business or perhaps an event you have coming up. Rather than waiting for someone else to discover or talk about your ideas, talents or services, you can bring the message directly to them....

How to Use Humour in Public Speaking

How to Use Humour in Public Speaking

Public speaking Public speaking requires good communication skills and the ability to connect with people. More importantly, you need to keep the audience’s attention so you can effectively deliver your message. You need to keep your audience interested in what you...

How to combat nerves when public speaking

How to combat nerves when public speaking

We all know public speaking can be nerve-wracking at times. You might feel your anxiety rise—butterflies in the stomach, you’re afraid you might sound like a fool in front of your audience. Well, here are some mighty tips that will help you to tear apart those...

You can never have too many contacts!

You can never have too many contacts!

We live in a world where technology is becoming more and more advanced and we are now so dependent upon it in the business arena. But one thing remained unchanged – the value of face to face networking and establishing contacts. In my humble opinion, networking is the...

Get on snapchat!

Get on snapchat!

Once synonymous with teenagers sending risqué selfies, Snapchat has evolved into a social media giant and is now being hailed as the next marketing playground for businesses. The app now has around 170 million people logging on every day. On the back of such speedy...

How to grow your professional network

How to grow your professional network

How to grow your professional network ONE thing I love to do is attend networking events - from weekly business breakfasts, to industry lunches and corporate dinners with amazing guest speakers, there really is something for everyone. But so often I hear people...

10 tips to master your next job interview

10 tips to master your next job interview

Job Interview are often the most dreaded step in the process of getting your desired job. Who doesn’t want to get their dream job? In order to get hired for it, you need to be prepared and stand out among the others. You need to focus on a few things and it may be not...

10 tips to master media interviews

10 tips to master media interviews

Media interviews are a great opportunity to raise awareness and to increase the interest towards a product or an event. Media interviews can easily help you reach a huge number of people. Media interviews can be in the form of: Print Media, this will include...

How to deal with online trolls

How to deal with online trolls

A friend of mine is a local real estate agent and recently he told me about how internet trolls had taken to his company’s Facebook page. The fake ‘customers’ – either acting in support of a competitor or a disgruntled former employee had posted nasty reviews in a bid...

Get a bio!

Get a bio!

A professional bio is a must-have if you want to gain visibility on social media, guest blogs, article directories, personal websites and blogs. An expert bio should demonstrate your accomplishments in a brief, interesting and humorous manner. It must reflect...

How to find clients on Facebook

How to find clients on Facebook

I was at a networking dinner in Newcastle a few months ago and the financial planner I was sitting across from told me she now gets about a third of all new clients from her Facebook page. It got me thinking about the number of business owners out there who have a...

Improve your e-reputation

Improve your e-reputation

You would be shocked to discover how many employees have lost their job as a result of something they’ve posted on social media. Over the past year I’ve seen it all – from employees complaining about customers on their Facebook page to staff venting about their boss...

5 ways to improve your public speaking

5 ways to improve your public speaking

Improve your public speaking "There are only two types of speakers in the world. The Nervous and  Liars" Mark Twain knew a thing or two. In fact, 75per cent of people suffer from nervousness when speaking in front of an audience. I’ve trained hundreds of people in how...

Are you on Instagram?

Are you on Instagram?

In the past, a picture was worth a thousand words. Nowadays, a picture can be worth thousands of dollars for your business. With more users than Twitter, and a big visual impact, Instagram has become the go-to social media tool for small to medium businesses. And it’s...

What’s your PR Strategy?

What’s your PR Strategy?

If you want your business to be noticed you need a strategy! So how do you go about developing a PR strategy to gain media exposure? Begin with a positioning statement. This should be a few sentences which sums up what makes your business different from the...