I have been working with Paignton College to inspire pupils into the Engineering and Technology fields.
After visiting Paignton College to open their new Google themed Virtual Learning Centre, I noticed how much the pupils enjoyed using graphics software Xara and how well they did their 2012 Olympics posters using this software.
Do you watch your children play and think how wonderful it is to see them enjoy each others company? Do you sometimes observe them and think how can they be fighting when two minutes ago they were fine? I think we all do – no two children or two friends can get on together all the time. There are going to be arguments because of the differences in personality and rivalry.
I could end the article here in all honesty or add “enough said” before “The End” but I’m a woman, I love to talk, so I won’t end it here, I’ll continue about how wonderful we all are.
All you Business Women out there are the ones who manage the groceries, the chores, your partner, the kids screaming and shouting, the extended family and yes, the pets too and in between all that you manage a business with or without a workforce, not that anyone notices of course…
With many distractions, opportunities, and demands on our time and resources it’s never been more important to focus on clarity in your business.
There is a saying that a confused mind doesn’t buy. Because there is so much choice potential customers and clients will be drawn towards products and services which are easy to understand, easy to use and easy to buy.
Richard Holloway, the author and broadcaster writes, ‘Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.’
I spent the whole of last week down in Devon at the PAWRS Show. The show was a great success for us, but its a great pity the weather wasn't any better. Plus I am absolutely shattered, my feet kill me and I missed my children like mad.
I was invited along with my team to the PAWRS Awards which was lovely. But once sat down with my glass of wine I noticed that 80% of the tables had absolutely no women on them. Not that I minded all the men! but it made me realise still how much of a minority women are in the wonderful world of waste.
Quite often I wake up in the morning absolutely revved up, ready to have the most efficient and productive day. "Today I'm going to achieve...." and I list things in my head, I may even go as far as to write them down! Oh how wonderful, look how much I'm going to achieve today. Let's go get started!!
Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook. In such a high profile role (as a woman) her actions and comments get commented on widely. She’s a graduate of Harvard Business School and she recently gave a speech to their graduating students. In her speech she talked about tears at work. I want to put that in context so am quoting a significant extract of her speech below. Prior to this she had been talking about the importance of authenticity at work.
Keeping a balance often means many things to many people which is why finding what works for you is extremely important.
Many of us decide to start our own business so we can create the life we want right? Until we suddenly find ourselves working all the time! It is harder to say no when your business is your own and therefore the temptation to work evenings and weekends can be very tempting or saying no to that networking event that you know is not that important.
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