Speaking or Presenting? Make sure you cover off these 3R’s in the first 5 Minutes

When you are speaking or presenting, have you ever thought how people show up?  Have you ever wondered what has happened to them just before they walked into the room?  They might have had a crappy phone call with a customer; they might have had the peak hour traffic from hell, or a disagreement with…

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Important Rule of Using Humour – Be Yourself – and This Woman Nails it!

  It’s a common misconception that to use humour you have to be a funny person.  Actually a big rule of using humour is to be yourself. This video from the Ellen show demonstrates how by just being yourself you can be hilarious!  Loni Love is Ellen’s guest DJ and in true Ellen style she…

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What do you do to feel good?

So one of my business mentors has set me an August Blogging Challenge – to do 3 blog posts a week.   Having a background in comedy, I thought it’d be fun to explore how to feel good.  So one of my blogs each week in August will be dedicated to that topic.   Working…

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How the Room Set up Can Affect the Success of Your Events

Recently I attended a networking event.  It was my first one in quite a while as I’d been in creation mode building my new online course and I was super excited to get out of the home office and start talking to real people again!   I was greeted with champagne – awesome!  And started…

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5 Steps to help you pick the right Fundraiser

So you need to do a fundraiser, but how do you pick the right one?   In this video I’m going to show you the 5 Must Do things to consider to make sure your fundraiser is right for you.   The first question when you are doing fundraising is usually what are you going to…

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55 Fundraising Ideas

Do you find it really hard to come up with fundraising ideas? If you could just get the right idea your fundraiser would rock wouldn’t it? Have you spent ages racking your brain trying to come up with the perfect idea? Then you need 55 Fundraising Ideas. It’s a free list of all sorts of…

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How to avoid disaster when introducing a Speaker on stage

Apart from being absolutely hilarious… this should’ve never happened. When you are MCing an event and bringing on the speakers, they should never be left to look stupid like this.  It immediately discredits the speaker and the audience lose confidence with them before they even say a word. People are blaming the candidates for blowing their entrance,…

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Should you serve food at your fundraising event?

I often get asked if we should serve food at our event fundraiser. In short the quick response is no. Don’t do it to yourself! What I have found in the past is that the return on investment you get on food service is not worth the hassle. Let me tell you why… When you…

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How to be Funny as a Comedian when you are not a “naturally funny” person

You may have heard that it’s a good thing to add humour to a presentation, or you desperately want to be funny as a Comedian, but what do you do if you are “not a naturally funny person”? Here’s how you can be as funny as a comedian… If you are one of those people that…

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Fundraising Management: 3 Types of People you want on your Fundraising Team

When you are asking for volunteers and helpers for your fundraising event, it’s really helpful to understand that there are different tasks that will be suited to different people. If you can delegate the type of task to the right type of person, they will most likely really enjoy the task and more importantly follow…

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