I meet amazing women all the time. They are talented and doing really interesting things. And yet they are often hiding out and hesitant to put themselves ‘out there’. Avoidant of blowing their own trumpet or being more visible they often lack the confidence to share what they do and how they help people.
This hesitation is particularly noticeable when it comes to public speaking. Public speaking excites a few of us, makes many a tad uncomfortable and sees even greater numbers run for cover.
And yet it is a terrific way to position yourself as an expert and grow your profile. These days opportunities abound, whether it be with an in person audience, via interview opportunities, a Facebook Live or hosting a webinar.
Here are 5 strategies that I have found really helpful in boosting my own confidence when it comes to presenting…
Here in Australia spring is definitely in the air. It is the perfect time to freshen up your personal style as we collectively come out of hibernation. There are social occasions galore, tantilising new season collections in store and parks bursting with blossom that are begging to be walked or run. Embrace this time of new beginnings with 7 easy tips that are guaranteed to put a spring in your step…
1. As the sun begins to shine it’s time to lighten up our wardrobe. Begin to introduce colour into your daily choice of clothes and lighter fabrics too. Banish the black. Seriously. Yes even we Melburnians should do this. Take the lead from nature. Everywhere you look there are bursts of colour – beautiful roses in every hue, lush green grass and glorious blue skies.
Securing publicity for your business can be incredibly valuable. It’s great exposure and is terrific third party endorsement. It can be super cost effective too. Depending on your budget you may engage a PR agency or possibly undertake a DIY approach.
When dealing with the media there are a number of important principles and behaviours you must be aware of to maximize your experience and results. Below are some great tips, based on my extensive experience in media relations, on how to best work with journalists and secure positive publicity.
Almost a year ago, I gave a speech, ate too much cake then handed back my company VISA card, mobile and security pass plus a drawer full of stationery and set off to embark on my next adventure as a biz owner.
Going solo has been harder and more challenging than I imagined. On the other hand I have been supported in surprising and delightful ways, connected with 100s and 100s of women doing amazing things and begun stretching myself to discover just how great I could be.
In no particular order, here are my biggest lessons and memories from my first full time year in business.