Business

How to manage your meetings

Meetings can take up a huge chunk of your working day, your week and your month. Manage your meetings and you’ll be managing your time better. You don’t have to attend every meeting you get invited to and you need to make sure you value the ones that you do. Are you the best person…

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Are you running a business or is it running you?

I had a call recently from someone who is running their own business but working long hours, giving up their evenings and weekends and putting a lot of time into it but not getting the results they want – namely, they’re finding it hard to earn any money. Mums (and Dads) want a business that…

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Women In Business

While much of the business world is still male dominated, it is changing, slowly.  Women have been in the workplace for less time than men and still earn less – even for doing the same job. I’ve seen the rapidly expanding growth of women’s business networks, where women get together to support other like-minded women.…

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Out of the Office

When I send out my monthly newsletter, it’s interesting to see the variety of ‘Out of Office’ messages that come back. Some are more helpful than others. They vary from the simple “I’m out of the office until (date)”, to the more informative or more specific. – If you need to contact me urgently here’s…

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Get Productive: Writing effective emails

Email is intended as a quick and efficient way of communicating – consider the following email etiquette guidelines when writing your emails to make them more effective. Be concise and to the point, don’t waffle on for pages and pages.  Keep it to 2-3 screens of information – or put the information in an attachment.…

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After the workshop is over …

You’ve just come back from a really inspiring workshop – full of great ideas and you have a list of all the tips and information you’ve absorbed, enthused with all the things you’re going to do and change. You get home – it’s been a long day, so you grab a bite to eat, switch…

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You don’t have to answer it

How often do you call someone on the phone whether on their landline or more often their mobile and having answered it, they then say they can’t talk … they’re busy … with someone … in the middle of something? I hear it quite often. If that’s the case, you don’t have to answer the…

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The myth of Inbox zero

Email is one of the top things that gets in the way of being productive – although it’s a tool in itself, it’s also a source of great time wasting. Not only because of the shear volume of emails you receive on a daily basis but because of the time you spend dealing with it.…

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Using multiple email addresses to manage your email

These days it’s so easy to set up an email address that makes sense to have multiple email addresses for different reasons. Using multiple email addresses is also a good way to sort and organise you email. I’d definitely recommend using online email addresses and not limiting yourself to your internet provider.  That way if…

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Get Productive: Email Do’s and Don’ts

We all know how much time email eats into our day – in fact it’s been shown to take up to 40% of our time and it’s often one of the most frequently discussed problems. While it’s difficult to avoid email, here are few ideas to create a more professional and efficient email process that…

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