Public Speaking – Part One
Jul30

Public Speaking – Part One

Published in The Kent Women in Business Magazine – Apr/July 2014 Public speaking is any occasion where you are required to talk or present in front of a group. This could be a room of 300 delegates or a presentation to your work colleagues or clients. If public speaking intimidates you, you are not alone. Here, and over the next few editions, we will look at ways of enhancing your own natural skills, helping you become the kind...

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Is Goal Setting a Waste of Time?
Apr21

Is Goal Setting a Waste of Time?

It most certainly is if you don’t do anything with them! Writing down a list of goals you want to achieve is all very well but unless you do something about them, they will soon fade in to the back ground. Goals for me are my dreams coming true. It may sound a little ‘Disney’ but it is kind of a magical experience when you achieve something you thought was way out of your reach. I have a bit of a routine when it...

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Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisals are common practice in most companies and although there are many different methods for gathering the data there is a real need to ensure that they are used in a productive way. Employees are a company asset, productive employees directly affect the company’s bottom line, so it makes sense to consider appraisals as an extremely important business tool. When I worked in the corporate world, I dreaded the...

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Business Coaching – A Fad or the Future?
Apr12

Business Coaching – A Fad or the Future?

Business Coaching – Fad or the Future? The term coaching is no longer synonymous with the world of sport; it reaches much farther afield in to the world of personal and professional development. More people are engaging with a coach as it is now seen as an important and productive tool for growth and development. Is the idea of engaging a business coach a modern day fad or something that has real, measurable success rates on...

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Are you your confident self?

When you look at a ‘confident’ person do you wish you were more like them? One of the easiest ways to become more confident in yourself is to work out why you don’t feel confident. What’s stopping you? What’s holding you back? FEAR? What are you afraid of? Delivering a presentation? Walking in to a networking event on your own? Spiders? Whatever it is that you are afraid of you need to be honest with...

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