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How To Ride Your Career & Business Successfully

October 16, 2013

They say that life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance you must keep moving – and the same goes for your career and business. But what can often happen, when you’re busy dealing with the day-to-day, is that you forget to have an all-round approach and instead get entrenched in particular duties and tasks that leave the rest of your job wobbling. If you do that for too you’ll find yourself in trouble…

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15 Easy Ways To Make Yourself Stand Out

October 9, 2013

It can be a cut-throat world so if you want to get ahead in your career or business it’s vital that you stand out from crowd. Fading into the background, or settling for mediocre will only get you so far, and lets face it that probably won’t magic up a stellar career or overflowing bank balance. Whilst there are a myriad of career strategies that you can follow (and I recommend you do!), there are also some very simple steps you can take to get noticed for all the right reasons.

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Two Tiny Words, One Big Difference

October 2, 2013

If you’re itching to move your career or business forward there’s one thing you must do regularly, but unfortunately the busyness of day-to-day life tends to distract many people from doing what really matters when it comes to creating a career they love or a business that booms. Don’t fall into the same trap – take a moment now to differentiate between these two tiny words that can transform your professional life…

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One Very Important Networking No-No

August 11, 2013

This morning I’m presenting at a corporate off-site on how to boost your career through successful networking. One of the keys I’ll be sharing is the importance of follow-up when it comes to internal networking, and how to do it well. I hate it when people fall short of minding their P’s and Q’s, and unfortunately forgetting to follow-up is one of those things that falls into the bad-manners category. So if you’re trying to get ahead in your career, here’s what you need to do when it comes to smart followup…

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How To Leave A Powerful First Impression

June 6, 2013

It doesn’t matter whether you’re on an interview, meeting a client or at a networking event, the people around you will evaluate you within seconds and the impression you make can be nearly impossible to reverse. We all know that first impressions count, but it’s still surprising how many people forget that golden rule when they’re meeting someone for the first time. So here’s a little refresher for us all, with 5 simple tips that you can implement immediately to ensure you don’t fall short when it comes to that all-important first meeting…

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3 Ways The Career-Savvy Stand Out From The Crowd

November 7, 2012

Do you feel uncomfortable bragging about your achievements and what makes you good at your job? You’re not alone, but the problem is that knowing how to promote yourself well is an essential ingredient in any successful career. Here are 3 easy steps to make promoting yourself easy and effortless…

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking

October 16, 2012

The sheer thought of standing up and giving a presentation sends many into a cold sweat, and as the popular saying goes “most people would prefer to be lying in the casket rather than giving the eulogy”. The fear of public speaking is widespread, and it regularly tops the list of people’s worst fears! So what can you do if it’s crunch-time and you have to give a presentation? Here’s how to get yourself started…

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3 LinkedIn No-No's

September 19, 2012

If you take your career seriously you know that having a LinkedIn profile is a must. But with potential employers and clients able to check you out at any time it’s not enough just to have a presence, you need to make sure you’re setting the right first impression and avoiding the major no-no’s that can ruin your brand and reputation. Here’s how…

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Who's On Your Board?

August 27, 2012

The people we surround ourselves with play a significant part in our lives, whether we like it or not. And when it comes to building your career or business, the people you hang out can with can make or break how successful you are. Networking’s important, but there’s one thing you can do that takes your professional associations to a whole new level…

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The Key To Boosting Your Confidence

August 22, 2012

Being confident has a lot of benefits, but suffering from a lack of confidence can impact just about every facet of your life negatively if you let it. There are heaps of tips and tricks out there to help you believe in yourself more, but there’s one fundamental starting point that you must begin with if you want to give your confidence levels a big bold boost. Here is it…

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