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‘Why women still can’t have it all’

This is a really interesting video –  just as relevant to women business owners, as those seeking success in a ‘career’. It shines a light on the struggle women face as they try to be the best they can be, in their work and their home life (wherever that takes place). Anne-Marie addresses the choices we all face, as the ‘women we think we should be’ as opposed to the ‘women we really are’. Grab a cuppa for this one… Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, “Why women still can’t have it …

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Struggling with your business plans for 2015? Start with ‘why’

It’s a new start to a new year and many of you will be wrestling with ideas and business plans for 2015 and beyond. You want to put your best foot forward when it comes to your messaging, your marketing, branding and the actions that are going to turn your objectives into reality. Regardless of whether you’re just starting out, or whether you’re refining, reinventing or topping up plans for an already successful business; Simon Sinek’s iconic video Start with Why, will give you enough inspiration to take you through to 2016! Simon’s key …

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Five Biggest Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make

This is a summary of the five biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make when starting a business from Jerry Kaplan  It’s good food for thought and particularly relevant if you are thinking about growing your business. Jerry Kaplan is widely known in the US computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, executive, technical innovator, and author. Most recently, he was co-chairman of Egghead.com, Inc. Previously, Mr. Kaplan served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of online auction company Onsale, Inc., which he co-founded in 1994.

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Video: Dynamics of change and fear

Fantastic video from Carly Fiorna, the previous female CEO of Hewlett Packard. This is a great discussion around what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur and how we can use our fears and risk taking to create momentum. Carleton S. (Carly) Fiorina was president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1999 to 2005. She served as chairman of the board from 2000 to 2005.Prior to joining HP, Fiorina spent nearly 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of senior leadership positions and …

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Presenting with impact and using satir categories

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joanna Martin at her presentation secrets event in London a couple of weeks ago.  Joanna specialises in helping business owners make money out of speaking around their subject area.  This vidoe runs through how to use satir categories in your speaking repertoire from a woman’s perspective (this is important because we can’t get away with some of them in the same way that men can). Her courses are not just about how to present effectively, their real value is in how you …

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Imtaz Khaliq: From basic beginnings to success.

Successful tailor and designer Imtaz Khaliq began business by going door to door to London boutiques with her garments. Imtaz took the advise of one of the shop owners and returned with fresh garments, one of which was later sold to Michelle Pfeiffer. From there her business grew in leaps and bounds with the wedding dress she designed for Sian Lloyd featuring on the cover of Hello magazine. Listen to her story.

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Malcolm Gladwell on success and how to realise our potential

At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and the upcoming Outliers: The Story of Success, gives two examples of hard work that later looked like genius. Bill Gates got up at 2am to program as a teenager, while the Beatles played together 1200 times, far more than most bands, before they ever got famous. Success, he believes, is the result of putting your heart and mind into something …

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Eve Ensler: Creator of the Vagina Monologues discusses Security and insecurity

Eve Ensler wrote the global theater phenomenon Vagina Monologues after interviewing more than 200 women about their bodies. Its success propelled her to found V-Day, a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls.  This video is an inspiring talk about the myth of security in our society. See the other video with Eve Ensler where she discusses why she created the Vagina Monologues

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