Why Rapunzel is the perfect fairy tale

We live in a world of stories. And storytelling can help us explain our business and make it resonate with our audience. So what makes a great story? The typical response is that the content has to be interesting, exciting or amusing. But according to Chris Hirsch of Toastmasters International, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A compelling story has little to do with the content and everything to do with the structure.

5 Practical ways to manage yourself & be more effective at work

Leaders face similar challenges: most of them feel they don´t have enough time and space to think, are busier than ever without the time to do what really matters. In addition the entrepreneurial life often has a high degree of uncertainty and volatility and comes with unique challenges...

Four decisions every business owner needs to make

There are plenty of legendary bad business decisions: Blockbuster passing up the chance to buy Netflix; Kodak sitting on the digital camera; New Coke. But there are also legendary smart moves: I'll have the merchandising rights in exchange for a smaller pay packet, said a certain George Lucas.

Six ways to stay positive in a fearful world

We live in challenging and stressful times; as individuals we have to cope with not only our own personal issues, upsets and losses but also the fear and anxiety that is held today by the vast majority of people across the world...

Dealing with the Culture Conundrum

We often dismiss ‘culture’ as a load of self-serving consultant speak. Companies roll out initiatives designed to improve the working culture, there is a big hurrah, then things would settle back to the way they have always been.

Overcome your ego and watch your business flourish

How well our business performs depends very much on the state of our mind. When we feel positive and good about ourselves we find answers to challenges. When we feel low, irritable or generally out of sorts we make poor decisions and lose confidence. But, what is it that determines whether we feel upbeat and courageous or uncertain and fearful?

Not All Stress is Bad

How many of the people you work with get stressed out sometimes? Stress which can impact their work, their colleagues, even their health. Based on the UK averages, stress costs employers around £600 per employee, per year...

Eight ways to gain trust in a sales presentation

When delivering a sales presentation, one of your aims is to build trust with your audience. As sales guru Zig Ziglar says; if you get people to like you, they will listen to you, but if they trust you they will do business with you. Learn more at Network She.

How to talk about change within your organisation and get a positive response – not an angry one!

How to talk about change within your organisation and get a positive response – not an angry one! Jean Gamester from Semaphora talks to Network She about change in your organisation.