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Self Leadership – The Importance of Leading By Example

Alison Vidotto

Sometimes people are a little confused when I suggest that they focus on self-leadership first. They tell me that self-leadership sounds a little strange, isn’t leadership all about followers? In a word, no. The answer is clear; to lead others you must first lead yourself. If you are to have influence over others then you [...]

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Crafting the Perfect Pitch

Johanna Baker-Dowdell

If you don't have an existing relationship with a journalist, the first time they will see your name will be when your pitch drops into their email inbox. Needless to say, the first impression you create with that pitch has to be pretty special to get past the journalist's desire to delete any email that [...]

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Billing Your True Value - Are You Throwing Money Away?

Alicia Beachley

You have a successful service orientated business but you are not making any money! It can be easy to ‘miss’ opportunities or bill incorrectly, or worse still be nervous about billing for your expertise and IP (intellectual property). Being confident about who you are, your offering and your rates is a sure fire way to [...]

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5 Business Plan Mistakes You Might be Making

Suzi Dafnis

There are many factors involved in business planning. It takes time and many revisions to get it right. Unfortunately, too many plans are sent to potential interested parties (banks, investors) before they are ready to be read. It is important to understand how to write a business plan when writing it for approval by someone [...]

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Ice bucket challenge: Great marketing message or lost in translation?

Megan Barrow

The ice bucket challenge has taken over the world with its marketing message to support ALS. I'll dare to assume you've all seen it - whether highlighted by a huge celebrity on a TV show or on social media. But have we all understood the message? I had absolutely no idea why all these people [...]

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Are You An Authentic Leader?

Alison Vidotto

 “Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart and feet – thinking, saying, feeling and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust”  Lance Secretan What exactly is an authentic  leader? Let me tell you first what it’s not. It’s not the ‘fake it till you make [...]

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Best ways to acknowledge births, deaths and marriages of your clients

Amanda MacLean

I recently faced the sad reality of the death of a valued client – too young and too soon for an accomplished businesswoman with so much still to contribute.  This sad event promoted me to consider how best to acknowledge and express the range of emotions that accompany the many and varied transitions in the [...]

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A Quick Health Check. Do You Know Your Numbers?

Kaye Wright

As I write this blog, it’s Women’s Health Week, one of the many awareness weeks designed to put the spotlight on your health and prompt you to think about how healthy you are and whether you need to show your body some love and attention. I’m all for campaigns that get you thinking about your [...]

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Why Your Retirement Goals May Be Unrealistic

Victoria Taylor

When you went in to business, did you think about when you will retire? During a recent ABN webinar on finance for women we asked participants at what age they expect to retire. A third of women answered at 55 – 65, which is probably considered the normal retirement age. The largest response was 40%, who [...]

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Objections In Sales ~ Why You Should LOVE Them!

Frances Pratt

When you are confronted with an objection in sales, do you think ‘great’ or do you cringe? Great sales people actively look for objections and so should you – here’s why and how. Where do objections come from? There are two important aspects to objections. First there are the logical questions that people ask about [...]

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