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Use your morning routine to set you up for success

about 2 months ago by Claire Brandon

While there is no single proven morning routine that works for everyone and guarantees success, establishing your own can help you maximise your creativity, energy and productivity throughout the day. Creating and sticking to habits or a routine that works for you may help make you more disciplined. Having a daily routine can also help you think more clearly because you don’t have to spend any ...

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Resilience: Staying calm in difficult times

about 2 months ago by Claire Brandon

There are any number of definitions for resilience, most of which refer to the ability to 'bounce back from adversity' and 'withstand stressful situations'. However, whilst bouncing back is an admirable quality, you can only do it so many times before you are exhausted and no longer have the resources to cope. What is resilience? Sometimes resilience is about recognising the approach of the dif...

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The Benefits of Learning New Skills at Work

3 months ago by Claire Brandon

Investing in learning new skills is essential to maintain your relevance, capability, marketability and to ensure your future career success. From the moment we are born we start learning. It's well known that as children our brains are like sponges soaking up new information, absorbing learning as we experience new things and use our senses to explore these new experiences. We go through educa...

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10 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills

3 months ago by Claire Brandon

If you have to give a presentation, does your mouth dry up and your heart start racing? Fear of public speaking - or glossophobia - is estimated to affect as many as 75% of people, making it one of the most common phobias. If you're glossophobic you may try your best to avoid any situation where you have to speak in front of others. You may even break into a cold sweat at the mere thought of ha...

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Building your Personal Brand

4 months ago by Claire Brandon

Traditionally a ‘brand’ is a term that’s linked with a company, product or service. Personal branding is about promoting yourself as the concept, product or service. A useful first step when developing your personal brand is creating an elevator pitch. What makes you different from everyone else? It’s this message you need to consider when developing your personal brand online or when networkin...

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