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Successful selling – by guest blogger Sue Hewitt

2020-07-08T21:13:39+01:00

As I run my own business I am selling things.  I sell my time, my knowledge, my expertise, my products. That means I engage in a sales process with my clients, moving them towards saying yes and buying what I have to sell. I’ve been on a variety of courses and read self-help books to aid my success in this area. One of the bits of information that I’ve picked up is that it can take up to 7 contacts to get to the yes, to actually make the sale. That might mean a phone call, followed by a brochure, [...]

Successful selling – by guest blogger Sue Hewitt2020-07-08T21:13:39+01:00

Getting far enough away – by guest blogger Sue Hewitt

2020-07-08T21:13:40+01:00

I had a complete weekend off last week. Well I thought it was a weekend off. I’ve started reading through some family archives. I’ve got around 200 letters between my uncle and family members written between 1944 and 1947, together with lots of other info like his posting notices. He was in the Royal Naval Air Squadron. I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, I started cataloguing it all a while ago and haven’t got round to reading it until now. Now from this distance I can see how fascinating this story is. I was completely absorbed in the [...]

Getting far enough away – by guest blogger Sue Hewitt2020-07-08T21:13:40+01:00

Natural Highs – By Guest Blogger Sue Hewitt

2020-07-08T21:13:42+01:00

I was at a sales conference recently and we were talking about having fun at work. Sadly lots of us don’t do that. There are also very many people who don’t have fun out of work either. Having fun gives us a high and this makes the world a better place. You can’t feel negative after a good laugh. So my challenge to you today is to find a way to have fun today! Yes – today – don’t put off having fun until tomorrow. To get you started here is a no-cost list of 50 ways to get a [...]

Natural Highs – By Guest Blogger Sue Hewitt2020-07-08T21:13:42+01:00

The Assertive You – Try a Little Kindness! By Guest Blogger Chris Knight

2020-07-08T21:13:44+01:00

Through assertiveness we develop contact with ourselves and with others. We become real human beings with real ideas, real differences…and real flaws. And we admit all of these things. We don’t try to become someone else’s mirror. We don’t try to suppress someone else’s uniqueness. We don’t try to pretend that we’re perfect. We become ourselves. We allow ourselves to be there. Randy Paterson Canadian Psychologist Author The Assertiveness Workbook  In different countries the leadership role of women and progressing gender equality continues to reflect much of the same struggles that women have been fighting for more than 125 years. [...]

The Assertive You – Try a Little Kindness! By Guest Blogger Chris Knight2020-07-08T21:13:44+01:00

How Finding Support Can Change Your Life – by Guest Blogger Chris Knight

2020-07-08T21:13:44+01:00

CLARITY – “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” Epictetus Attending the recent Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Womens Network Conference (QRRRWN) in country Kingaroy Queensland Australia encapsulated the value of what women can achieve when they have an education and access to information and nurturing supportive networks. In the 30 years that I have been attending professional and community based conferences, this is one that will remain a stand out for me. Why? Simply because it captured three generations of women who have lived and worked on the land, carved [...]

How Finding Support Can Change Your Life – by Guest Blogger Chris Knight2020-07-08T21:13:44+01:00

Increase Your Networks with Digital Technologies. Make it Happen. By guest blogger Chris Knight

2020-07-08T21:13:45+01:00

Our lives continue to evolve around our ability to keep up with the rapidly changing technologies and how to use IT effectively to expand our networks, research information, make conscious consumer choices when we shop online, continue our lifelong learning, share ideas and connect with other like minded business associates, community organisations and individuals who share common interests. It is not easy to stay on top of it all and at times it can create its own challenges and risks of information overload and analysis paralysis with dealing with too many emails, tweets, instagrams, facebook posts and deadlines to meet [...]

Increase Your Networks with Digital Technologies. Make it Happen. By guest blogger Chris Knight2020-07-08T21:13:45+01:00

Social Impact and the Digital Economy – By Guest Blogger Chris Knight

2020-07-08T21:13:46+01:00

Do you know the difference between a Bit.com, Sit.com, Dot.com, Dit.com, (OK so I made that last one up:>) and the endless stream of tech savvy jargon that seems to infiltrate our modern communication systems? To this little baby boomer it just goes right over her head. Between the evolving applications on Androids, IPhones, IPads, Notebooks and all those other gismo’s, the old days of the computer hard drive seems all but redundant in this fast paced age of seamless internet connectivity. The endless passwords that you need to commit to memory for every online service, application or to access [...]

Social Impact and the Digital Economy – By Guest Blogger Chris Knight2020-07-08T21:13:46+01:00

Transforming Lives Through Education by Guest Blogger Chris Knight

2020-07-08T21:13:46+01:00

“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” ― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban SDG # 4 Transforming Lives Through Education (The World We Live In) I am delighted to be invited as the Springboard Guest Blogger for September 2018. Not only as a Springboard Trainer do I realise the importance of lifelong learning opportunities especially for women, I have also worked as a volunteer for over [...]

Transforming Lives Through Education by Guest Blogger Chris Knight2020-07-08T21:13:46+01:00

Top 10 tips from Springboard Speakers

2020-07-08T21:13:47+01:00

An essential part of the Springboard Women’s Development Programme mix is where we learn from another woman’s experiences during the guest speaker session. Each face to face session will have a different speaker bringing their own life lessons, approach and story into the room. I have had the privilege of listening to many a fabulous speaker. They have come from across all levels of the organisations I work with but there are some gems in common in their advice. Networks are key Build them across you organisation and externally. Maintain them by keeping them up to date with your progresses. [...]

Top 10 tips from Springboard Speakers2020-07-08T21:13:47+01:00

5 brilliant books – beach reading optional

2020-07-08T21:13:49+01:00

As I write Britain is experiencing a heat wave. The tepid paddling pool on the dusty remnants of my lawn is my ‘beach view’ from the laptop. My neighbour’s kids are squealing as they splash into their own paddling pool. All it would take is the smell of suncream and a good book and I could be in the med on holiday. I love reading on holiday – last year’s holiday reading included The Handmaid’s Tale. Who doesn’t like dystopia by the pool? But seriously I can really get down to reading in long stretches when on holiday. Time to [...]

5 brilliant books – beach reading optional2020-07-08T21:13:49+01:00
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