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On soup, social funding and speaking up…

Just before Christmas I saw an article (you can read it here) that piqued my interest and got me thinking. It was about a way of bringing together different parts of the community using the lure of a bowl of soup, and raising micro funding for projects, activities and social enterprises. Always a lover of […]

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Boring, boring, boring – the truth behind most people’s rendition of their business

Death by vol-au-vent is what my husband calls some of those networking events – you know the ones- where you juggle a wine glass and a plate in one hand while trying to accept a business card from some over zealous networker with the other? For every wonderful, charismatic and engaging person you meet at […]

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Stories don’t just tell themselves you know – how to craft your business story

Mum rang the other day. Muriel had called and embarked on telling her a story of some happenstance at the supermarket.  Half an hour later, Muriel had still been on the phone, telling the story from ‘Thread ‘t Needle, as Mum put it! And that is all too common isn’t’ it? We ask people, ‘what […]

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It’s not just when we stand up to speak in public – getting our message across.

Another networking event: another example of how tricky people find it to talk about their business. For every person who was clear and confident about their introduction, there were others who were wary, nervous and even embarrassed about speaking to the group. I wonder what it is about about the question, ‘What is it you […]

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What a conference presentation line up has to do with on-line dating.

On a recent night out with a group of girl friends we got round to talking about on line dating.  One of the ladies who is single was regaling us with her tales  of dates she had experienced. These ranged from dates not turning up, dates who proposed on first date, dates who spent all […]

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To stand out or to blend in – that is the question- A quick guide for professionals in navigating The Networker Introduction

I met a solicitor the other day at a recent networking event. We were chatting about how to use the 60 second  introduction ( sometimes known as the Creeping Ivy or Networker Introduction) to best advantage. She was relatively new to networking and as a family divorce lawyer she was aware that the service she […]

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How are you working ON your business this week?

As I write this I have a fantastic week ahead of me.  It includes designing a module for a personal effectiveness programme I am running for a corporate client, delivering a presentation to one of my favourite networking groups, facilitating one of my monthly speaking groups with a group of lively and determined women in […]

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