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King of the Jungle perhaps?

According to Marriott Edgar “Now Albert had heard about lions, How they were ferocious and wild, And to see Wallace lying so peaceful, Well… it didn’t seem right to the child” Well those that know what happened next are rightly justified in keeping clear of all lions or in fact any big cat.
But … if you dont engage with the big beasts all you get is something uninspiring and tedious so sometimes we have to push outside of our considered comfort zone until it becomes our comfort zone.

In the video below you will see how engaging with the dangerous can reap enormous rewards.

In business do we always take the easy route a bit like water or do we look for the right route, the gut feeling route, the route that satisfies and makes us happier and more content?

I believe that everyone is capable of so much more if only they would just take a deep breath and dive right in thats not to say you put your head in the lions mouth but take a look at the video below


 

Speaking & Listening

We have all heard the concept that we have two ears and one mouth and that we should use them in that ratio. I came across this speech given by Julian Treasure on TED in JUne 2013 – I only wished I had found it earlier as anyone who gives speeches or presentations will tell you all of this is absolute gold. So much so that I am now reading his book “Sound Business” which gives an insight into how and why we can use sound to our advantage listen like and learn…

Before you decide to offer discount…

Before you decide to offer any form of discount or, preferably increase your prices take a look at the two graphs below and then decide which is best for you please be sure to have the following tattooed to your hand/arm or head.

Price is never the reason for a sale or for losing a sale – EVER EVER EVER…

obviously if you are going to the Tattooist then you may embellish this with a few colours or a dragon or two. I have included a nice one by © Dragon pictures gallery. 2014. to give you inspriation,

 

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Pleasure to talk as always

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Its was my pleasure at the end of last month to talk to the Ellevate networking lunch my topic was why women are better than men at networking – this went down better than I could of hoped as Ellevate is a ladies only networking group based in Salisbury and as more and more women are taking control of their working lives and starting businesses the group is destined to grow. It is less about the hard sell and more about offering the mutual support of each other. If this was a mens only group that would mean who could shout the loudest and who could brag the most. Mutual support amoung the males is not as prevalent as with the ladies!

I know which I prefer!