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You Will Continue to Get What You Don’t Want in 2015 Unless You Make This Change….

Following from last week’s post, find out why you will continue to get what you don’t want in 2015 unless you make this change……

Posted on Jan 14
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Why Making New Year’s Resolutions is a Waste of Your Time

Cath describes why 90% of resolutions fail within 30 days of setting them and what you need to do to get more of what you want for your business.

Posted on Jan 07
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Would You Have a Go at This or Let It Be?

Imagine for a moment that I give you a box.bright box with lid

It measures 30cm x 20cm x 5cm.

It is brightly coloured and has a lid which at the moment is closed.

Posted on Nov 21
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Do you have a Presentation Habit Like Maria Sharapova?

If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business…

Posted on Jul 03
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Women Leaders – Is This You?

Here are 9 things you can do to own your own brilliance and share it – to STEP UP and STAND OUT.

Posted on Jun 12

Thinking of Presentation Training? How to Make Sure You Get a Great Return on Your Investment.

In this blog post, Cath tells you the key things to look for when deciding on a presentation training course…

Posted on May 23
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How to Switch on Confidence

Presenting is all about what we do with our bodies and by changing the way you hold your body, you can change the level of confidence you feel.
You can try this by….

Posted on May 01
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Podcast: Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn is a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Dunn Humby, the company who originated the Tesco Clubcard and other loyalty programmes. In February 2013 she launched the not for profit “What I See” Project- an active on-line space where women’s voices can be heard and amplified, to celebrate and inspire everyday role models from all walks of life.

Posted on May 01
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Presenting – Like Making Simnel Cake?

What has Easter simnel cake got to do with giving a great presentation?
Surprisingly there are a number of similiarities and here Cath outlines what they are so you can give a successful presentation every time….

Posted on Apr 17
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What You Can Learn about Presenting from Ladies’ Day at Aintree

What you can learn to do and what not to do in your presentations from watching Ladies Day at Aintree.

Posted on Apr 10
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The TED Commandments of Great Presenting

In this week’s post, Cath shares with you, the ten commandments from organisation TED Talks, as a reminder of what to strive for when you are presenting to have a profound impact on your audience.

Posted on Apr 03
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Podcast: Shalini Khemka

Shalini Khemka is one of a handful of women leading the way for British entrepreneurialism and innovation.

She is a serial entrepreneur and in 2011 founded the E2Exchange whose mission is to create the UK’s leading organisation supporting entrepreneurs and helping them accelerate the growth of their businesses in a nurturing and dynamic environment.

She is Chief Executive and Board Director of E2Exchange whose board directors include Sir Richard Branson, Aaron Simpson, Duncan Bannatyne and Lord Karan Bilimoria.

Posted on Apr 03
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VIDEO: Why Women Make Better Business Leaders

In this week’s post, take a look at this video to see a) why women make better business leaders, b) why it’s a good presentation and c) what could be improved.

Posted on Mar 27
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5 Toxic Beliefs that Ruin Your Presentations

We all have different beliefs when it comes to presenting depending on our life experiences. Here are 5 limiting beliefs that consistently make people mess up when they present.

Posted on Mar 06
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The “Don’t Say This” List

In this post, Cath suggests some phrases that will affect your credibility, minimise the impact of what you are saying and undermine your professional standing.

Posted on Feb 27
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Top 10 Tips for Better Business Communication

Do you ever feel like your message isn’t being received by your audience? Well here are 10 tips to be more flexible and better at communicating.

Posted on Feb 13
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21 Words and Phrases That Should Be Banned from Presentations

Do you use these banned words and phrases in your presentation? In this post, Cath suggests ways to eliminate these when you’re presenting.

Posted on Jan 30
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The 12 Worst Excuses for Not Improving Your Presenting Skills – Which Ones Do You Use?

Are you guilty of using excuses to avoid improving your presenting skills? In this post, Cath points out the 12 worst excuses we use and how to tackle them.

Posted on Jan 22
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How MasterChef Can Help Your Business Presentation

In this post Cath shows how lessons from MasterChef can help you produce an exceptional presentation every time.

Posted on Nov 06
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60 Really Useful Minutes for Women Leaders – Results

Cath ran this session for Women Leaders as part of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s 60 Really Useful Minutes Series of workshops. Cath describes the event and the results….

Posted on Jun 18
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Is Your Presentation You?

The extremes of the presentations spectrum- which are you?

Posted on Nov 29
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8 Things to Hate about PowerPoint

If you’ve ever had to endure a “Death by PowerPoint” presentation then you’ll really enjoy this very funny video…..

Posted on Oct 24
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How Ignoring Your Presentation Body Language Can Lead to a Big Disaster…….

Two things have come together this week….. I had a question sent to me on LinkedIn and I saw a TV ad for the upcoming US Presidential debates between Barak Obama and Mitt Romney. How are the two connected? The question was “I’m not really convinced that body language, gestures, facial expressions and appearance are [...]

Posted on Sep 28
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The Disastrous and Catastrophic Effect of Being Spontaneous in a Presentation.

Here is a great example of how it can go disastrously and catastrophically wrong when you decide to be spontaneous in your presentation……

Posted on Sep 20
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Why You Need to be the Pilot in Your Business Presentation

Presentation audiences are very much like aircraft passengers…….

Posted on Jul 20

Video:Nina Conti – How Mixed Messages Create Confusion

When the messages are mixed it can create confusion and even hilarity…… have a look at this clip to see what I mean.

Posted on Jun 13
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Have you got your Business Handbrake on?

In London recently I was in a hurry and took a black cab from my hotel to the station. I was desperate not to miss my train and the driver was brilliant, exhibiting the famous ”knowledge”  to get me there in record time. Now let me ask you a question – would you ever get [...]

Posted on Nov 10
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5 Steps to Flourishing in Your Business in Difficult Times

If you are feeling down and struggling a bit at the moment here is a simple 5 step exercise to change all that…..

Posted on Oct 19
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How Did David Cameron’s Delivery Help Or Hinder His Message?

The words do matter in a speech but the way they are delivered matters more in terms of how the speech is received and perceived.So how did David Cameron do?

Posted on Oct 07
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How Your Business Presentation is Like an Electrical Circuit

How you can use what you know from high school physics to give a winning business presentation…..

Posted on Sep 16

Video: Is Your Business Message As Powerful As This?

How a simple yet profound idea can be truly exciting and inspirational…….

Posted on Sep 09

Video: When Business Presenting Are You Distracted or Distracting?

Are you distracted or distracting when presenting in your business? and what are the consequences?

Posted on Aug 27
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Why Being Confident When Presenting Is Not Enough

Chances are that whatever your business at some stage you will be have to do some sort of business presentation and this happened to the wife of a friend of mine recently …..

Posted on Aug 23
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One of The Biggest Mistakes in Business Presentations and Pitches

Have you ever done the same as this hotel owner I met in Scotland?……

Posted on Aug 10

Video: How Not to Use PowerPoint- If You Want to Make the Right Impression

Things to hate about PowerPoint… how many of these drive you nuts?

Posted on Aug 02

Video: Why the “Ugly Betty” Approach to Business Networking Doesn’t Work…..

If you regularly go business networking have you noticed an increase in the number of events and the number of people new to networking?

And I think many have been given this sort of advice…..

Posted on Jul 28
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What’s Your Business “WOW” Factor?

How The Macula have taken a well known type of presentation event and made it their own…..

Posted on Jul 25
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Three Pointers from The Apprentice Final…..

This was their opportunity to convey their business idea in such a way as to convince and persuade Lord Sugar to become their business partner and ……

Posted on Jul 18
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What Has Harry Potter Got To Do With Your Business?

Unfortunately The Dementors are at work in every business and every organisation….

Posted on Jul 14
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Are You Taking Full Advantage of This Free Marketing Opportunity for Your Business?

Are you one of the 68% of businesses who pass up on this chance to market your business for free?

Posted on Jul 04
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Lessons from Glastonbury……

Wow! what a weekend of music…. I think Glastonbury was better than ever this year. Even my 82 yr old Mum watched it! I didn’t know she was so interested…..  although I do remember she wouldn’t let me go when I was 18… anyway that’s another story. I wasn’t able to be there but like many [...]

Posted on Jun 27
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Is Their Communication Holding Women Back in Business?

Much research suggests that a relatively small proportion of the meaning of any communication is conveyed through the words that we say. But just how critical is the choice of words to use? and is it different for men and women?

Posted on Jun 23

The Link Between Your Business Presentation and The Iron Man

How your business presentation can be different, like The Iron Men in Crosby…………

Posted on Jun 07
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How to Get To Know Your Business Presentation Audience

The 10 questions that will help you to really tailor your presentation to your listeners

Posted on Jun 02
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Getting More Done in Your Business in Less Time … Sounds Impossible? Not if You Use This….

I came across this story the other day so I thought I’d share it with you……………

Posted on May 24
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Does Your Communication Makes Things Better or Worse?

The other day I was doing a bit of spring cleaning and you know when you start a task and then get side tracked? Well I was  sorting through the desk drawers and came across some photos we’d taken on previous holidays  and ended up going through lots of them  ….. This was taken in  [...]

Posted on Apr 17


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