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What About Me?

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One of my personal bug bears is when an MC says, “And now for a person who needs no introduction…” and then spends five minutes introducing them! Most of us have been to meetings or networking functions where people are

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What Are You Up To?

One of the most common questions around the work place is “So what are you up to?”It’s usually the boss, a colleague or a friend just asking what is happening.
When it comes to work, there would be 4

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Can You Negotiate Successfully?

Negotiation is such a core part of what we do, but I am not a guru on Negotiation. Luckily I have a very good friend that is. I asked her to give me the secrets to mastering negotiation and she

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Are You Ready?

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I had a big weekend. 2 1/2 day as MC of the Super Conference in Melbourne (from Thursday to Saturday), a 1 year old party, MC another function on the Saturday night and then 6 hours reviewing the upcoming video

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Are You Treating the Cause or the Symptom?

Too often people treat the Symptoms and not the Root Cause.

A case in point is the current issue with Alan Jones, the Australian shock jock who made some questionable comments about our Prime Minister and her father.
There is

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What’s Driving You?

Doh! I had to learn this AGAIN!

Too often I let my email and my phone drive me. I get into a reactive role of responding to whatever lands on my desk.
That is NOT how a successful business operates.…

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Are You Adding Value?

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Are You Adding Value?

As I type this I am on the lovely Gold Coast of Australia. I am here for a client’s conference and Expo. They have asked me to host the expo floor and work closely with the

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What’s the Best Marketing?


I was asked recently “What is the most cost-effective way of marketing our business?”

The short answer is to go back to your existing clients and say, “Hi, you loved the xxxx you bought. Just letting you know we also

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Best Advice EVER!

This is THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF BUSINESS ADVICE EVER!!!

Whatever your business is, you have to have fun.

The Minister of Fun once told me the secret. If it’s not fun, don’t do it. If you have to do

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Got Synergy?

Synergy
John Donne, a 17th century English author famously said, “No man is an island.” Then why do so many of us try and deal with our businesses, our lives and challenging situations on our own?

I have been to several

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New Monitor Stands

I have been running my computer system in the office with two monitors for quite some time. After prolonged periods at the computer I struggled to stand up comfortably. I was in a hunched lack of comfort zone – so

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What Promotional Product Is Best?

One of the questions I get asked frequently by exhibitors is “What is the best promotional product to give away at Trade Shows?” Of course the answer is “It Depends.” Massive amounts of money are wasted on poorly thought out,

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Have You Broken The Habit?

Nun with BeerHave You Broken The Habit?

After a month of travelling, a couple of weeks of Man Flu (it was tragic) and a couple of weeks of pretty average excuses, I finally got my body back to my personal trainer.

I

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How Good Are You?

Ok Tall Poppy Hackers, get your swords ready! It’s time to talk about how good you really are.I think it is sad that the Australian culture is one that really is quite supportive but once you stand out too

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