Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Posted: Feb 8, 2016

If you have attended a presentation that involved PowerPoint, chances are you have been a victim of ‘Death by PowerPoint.’ This occurs because speakers type their entire speech onto the slides and then proceed to read them to you, or they change slides with regular monotony using a very similar layout with only the pictures and text ...

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The 1% Philosophy

Posted: Jun 29, 2015

Are you an ‘all or nothing’ kind of person? I had never given that question much thought until recently. I was listening to nutrition and fitness expert Mark Macdonald and he asked how many people were ‘all in’ or ‘all out’ in their approach to life. It surprised me to see so many people raise their hands and ...

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Kelowna Women In Business

Posted: Jun 5, 2015

Two and a half years ago when I first started working for myself, I decided I needed to do some networking. This was a skill far from my comfort zone, so I had to do some research, make a plan and then force myself to carry it through. It actually took me a few months to prepare myself to go off alone and meet some business women.

Afte ...

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As a Presenter, Should You Use Notes?

Posted: Jun 4, 2015

There is no getting around the fact that professional speakers tend to keep their speeches in their heads rather than using notes, but that doesn’t mean notes should be avoided at all costs. It is much better to use notes than to memorize your presentation word for word and sound robotic or lose your train of thought and suddenly find your ...

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Pay It Forward Friday - Tania Gustafson

Posted: May 29, 2015

“End the dieting madness”

This statement was all it took for me to take notice of Tania Gustafson. The very first time I ever encountered her was when she introduced herself at a Babes in Business meeting and said she helped educate people on how to eat correctly so they could be healthier - without dieting.

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Pay It Forward Friday

Posted: May 22, 2015

Have you ever struggled with deciding who to invite to a personal event like a birthday party, especially if it is for an elementary school aged child? Do you invite everyone who has invited you or your child to their celebration, or do you simply ask those people that you feel moved to invite?

When I was growing up, you always invited ...

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