Do you struggle with the thought of presenting? Speaking in public? Standing up in a meeting to demo something or show some charts? Well read on
Do you blog? Are you blogging? No? It’s classic procrastination ~ why do today, what you can put off until tomorrow? Actually, I really enjoy
Are you talking about your products or services? To whom? Are you selling to your market, the people who matter? Or to yourself, quietly, unnoticed?
#SMEcommunity – an inspiring idea that “viraled” beyond belief in a tiny country that possesses a HUGE business community. Last year, I attended the #Birr2012
Something has happened. You messed up. But hey, John messed up last week, and he managed to wangle his way out of it. So if you could just blame this one on time constraints, or perhaps Jane as she didn’t finish the draft correctly. Or maybe when James didn’t come back to you within the half hour you specified, that would have delayed you also, right? Wrong! If you mess up, are late submitting a project, or get something wrong – It’s your fault! – own up to it!
Yes, it’s that time of year again!!! What a year it has been for The Smart Train. We have launched, blogged, tweeted, facebooked, and newslettered till we cannot type
Do you go to networking events? Do you enjoy them? Do you find you seem to rub people up the wrong way while at professional
A few years ago, I met Seán Gallagher at a network meeting. We got chatting as you do over cups of tea. Seán thinks networking
Wow! RockYourBiz rocks! It feels like yesterday when we blogged about the BizSugar blogging competition. That month absolutely flew by. The competition is closed now and the
If you have not already thought about how you operate WITHIN your business, here is your self-care manual to help you focus on what is important for yourself
So we have been online now for 4 years. It’s been an amazing journey, and hard to believe this journey began 4 years ago, almost to the day. I share with you the TOP 5 blogs over that period of time.
Do you read blogs? Are you a Blogger (someone who blogs or writes a blog)? A BLOG is a discussion or information site published on
What is the difference between a goal and a wish? General Wish: “I would love to write a book some day” General Goal: “I want
I have met Seán Gallagher twice recently. Ironically it was over cups of tea. Whilst networking! Seán thinks networking is akin to going to an
We are also running a series of workshops in Cork. We will kick of with a BIG BANG – “Towards a Networking Strategy”
A Networking Strategy is a continuous working plan that business owners will refer back to time and time again; change, update and perfect as their business evolves.
It began in Margaret Smith’s front room, and now we are moving to hotel premises and have regular great speakers every month, a fantastic website, facebook page, twitter account, a dedicated committee and up to Aug 2011 35 paid up members. I am confident that will increase rapidly as a consequence of the Nationwide Show this Wednesday.
International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world, particularly in Russia where they buy flowers for their wives, daughters and mothers. it’s easy to remember all the famous women who have made huge contribution and made such a difference in the world.
Today let us celebrate the ordinary woman who does exceptional things, the woman who quietly raises her family, manages her business, supports her husband, listens to her friends and puts others before herself.
We feel good about ourselves when we get free stuff, and we feel good about the person or company that provides the free stuff. It’s a “humanoid” thing. We have a feel good factor, and openly and willingly talk about the product or service that we got for free.
Planning an event can be tremendously stressful for some. Very often, someone wants to plan a surprise or event for a friend or loved-one. This can prove an almost debilitating exercise for many; so what I want to to is look at ONE possibility that can help your life to be easier, less stressful and ultimately organised. This will ensure that you enjoy the event as much as the person or people you are organising it for.
Simply ask yourself then, are you doing business the exact same way as before, when things were good, the economy steady (in theory) and there was planty of money around? If your answer is yes, then how can that way of business work now? When it’s hot, we turn on the air conditioning, when it is cold, we turn on the heating.