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How To Write A Winning Award Application

How To Write A Winning Award Application

Blog POST How to Write a Winning Award Application Over the years I've been delighted to be asked to judge in over 30 business award events, with over 200 individual awards for start-ups right through to blue-chips. Here are my 5 Pro Tips on how to catch the judge's...

7 Tips for giving great feedback!

7 Tips for giving great feedback!

Blog POST 7 Tips for giving great feedback!Giving feedback is a key aspect of leadership. Here are some top tips...Read On  ↓1. Avoid undue emotion – talk when you are calm and objective If you are upset or angry about something you are not going to be able to give...

Zokit Magazine Summer 2020 Edition Out Now

Zokit Magazine Summer 2020 Edition Out Now

Welcome to the summer 2020 edition of the Zokit Magazine.   View on your desktop or tablet for best experience. You can make the flipbook full screen using the button in the control bar...

3 Reasons Why YOU should do a Biz Wiz

3 Reasons Why YOU should do a Biz Wiz

Blog POST 3 Reasons why you should do a biz wiz  Why Did You Join a Business Network? When I worked in the corporate world, I did marketing, business planning and project management, and I have been self employed for 15 years, in the fitness industry and also as a...

Roses v Quality Street

Roses v Quality Street

Blog POST Roses v quality street How a pivot using the same product catapulted one brand from falling behind to streets ahead.Read On  ↓Many years ago (and yes we're talking more decades than I care to imagine!), Quality Street was outselling Roses about 2 to 1.......

Why Projects Fail

Why Projects Fail

Blog POST Why Projects FailWell let’s start by defining what a project actually is. A project, according to Prince2 is: “a temporary organisation that is created for the purpose of delivering one or more business products according to an agreed business case.”  PMI...

Why Smart Business Owners Are Using a VA

Why Smart Business Owners Are Using a VA

Blog POST Why Smart Business Owners are using a VA Although most business people have now heard of VA’s, the first question I get asked in any one-to-one conversation at a networking meeting is “What does a VA actually do then?”. I've also heard "They just sort out...

5 Quotes About Mindset That’ll Shift Your Thinking

5 Quotes About Mindset That’ll Shift Your Thinking

Blog POST 5 Quotes about mindset that'll shift your thinking Success is mainly mindset... and it drives the rest!Read On  ↓1. You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore - André Gide 2. We Don’t See Things As They Are, We See...

Self-Care

Self-Care

Blog POST Self careWe asked some of our members what self care means for them, during lockdown.Here's what they said ↓ A 20-minute walk in the woods, or any green space, sets me up for the day. Focuses the mind - Maria Williams, Words You Can Use Doing something for...

Looking After Your Mental Health with Mindfulness

Looking After Your Mental Health with Mindfulness

Blog POST Looking after your mental health with mindfulness: a personal perspective What is Mindfulness? It is the ability to live in the present, to be aware of where we are now, and what we are doing, and not to be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on...

The “Maybe” Perspective

The “Maybe” Perspective

Blog POST The MAYBE PERSPECTIVE Like all good stories, I stumbled upon this one at the right time. I was teaching a group of MBA students and coaching a stressed out director on the same day. It was a couple of years after the 07/08 financial crash and the recession...

10 Top Testimonial Tips

10 Top Testimonial Tips

Blog POST 10 TOP TESTIMONIAL TIPSThe best marketing is happy customers. Testiminials provide social proof that your business is trusted and gets results. Every business should have a strategy for receiving and communicating customer reviews / testimonials.Read On ...

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