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Susan Heaton-Wright
positive mindset
10
Mar

Is a positive mindset the key to success?

I regularly receive emails claiming that changing your mindset is the route to your success. Today’s email promised me: “Positive thinking is the key to business success”. I couldn’t help but search the individual’s CV. And surprise surprise, they had never run a business, been in a senior managerial role or ‘business development. So how...
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speaking up
08
Mar

Speaking up | Superstar Communicator Blog

As it is International Women’s Day, it is important to reflect on the power of women’s voices and their opinions being heard within the decision making of communities and countries. In the United Kingdom we are blessed that our voices are being heard more and more, and as a result women are decision makers and...
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25
Jan

The power of names

I often contemplate what the power of names is: whether it is a personal name, a product or business. I don’t know about you, but I always envied the girls at school who had exotic or sophisticated names, and somehow they would live up to these names. And only yesterday I was working with a...
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19
Jan

Message to the new First Lady

There will be a new First Lady in the United States of America on Friday. With respect, this is more of a ‘big deal’ in the United States than it is here in the United Kingdom, where this role is a very visible one, and she is the hostess at the White House for visitors,...
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writing letters featured
13
Jan

When things go wrong!

I’m not perfect; I’m sure anyone who reads who reads this blog knows I regularly confess errors I have made, because I know things go wrong. When we are delivering a speech, presentation, or any other work, it is easy to think that if anything goes wrong, it will be a massive fail! Well in...
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12
Jan

Q&A Technology: How to survive as a speaker

Leading a Q and A session at the end of a speech or presentation is something many speakers (and their clients) worry about. Everything from managing the questions, the questions being heard to the speaker not being able to answer the question are all added concerns. Along my travels when I have been speaking, I...
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11
Jan

Facing your Fears with Gosia Gorna

I first came across the wonderful Gosia Gorna and her remarkable ability to support people to face their fears, at a one day workshop in Birmingham. My life hasn’t been the same since – in the best possible way of course! Gosia is a transformational coach who supports clients to confront and face their fears,...
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07
Jan

Five Top Tips to prepare for meetings

Meetings have a really bad press: whether participants feel they are “A waste of time”; “Nothing ever gets agreed” or even “I can never get my point across”, they can be frustrating for many people. However if run properly, and if individuals are properly prepared beforehand, they are invaluable for businesses and project management. Whether...
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