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5 essential tips for improving your public speaking

Read our tips for public speaking, from overcoming nerves and perfecting your body language to connecting with your audience and taking inspiration from the best speeches of all time.   Overcoming nervousness Being nervous is completely normal when you’re speaking in public. Luckily, some people’s nerves can help their performance as the adrenaline rush makes [Read more…]

What to do when your boss expects too much

Dealing with this particular dilemma requires a delicate balance between two things. Wanting to impress your boss and not let them down, versus agreeing to do too much and setting yourself up for high stress and/or failure   It’s important to address this early, as soon as you suspect you’re being asked to take on [Read more…]

Career Choices: Working for a non-profit organisation

Want a career where you can make a positive impact on the world? You may want to consider working for a non-profit organisation. Here’s what you need to know.   Non-profit organisations are businesses that work to make a difference in the world, typically though charitable, educational, scientific, or religious means. They are so-called because [Read more…]

How to balance taking a course with your job

There are many reasons why taking a professional course can bring huge benefits to your career:   Learning throughout your career can put you in an excellent position to fill skills gaps in the marketplace. A recent study by Prospects Luminate reported that 25% of roles surveyed were described by employers as ‘hard to fill due [Read more…]

Can getting up earlier help your career?

Some of the world’s most successful people get up early. Richard Branson reportedly gets up at 5.45, LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner wakes up at 5.30am, Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, Oprah gets up at 6am and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is already in the gym at 4am, to name just a [Read more…]