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The Power of Giving

Last month I was very grateful to be invited to speak to a large group of Orthodontists who were innovative and exciting! They had brought a dynamic and incredibly creative group from Spain – who are setting up a base in the USA.  It wasn’t until I returned home that I received the above-compiled video from the…

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Joy is good for business

In the last couple of years, I have had the great honour of working with many leaders who are seeing the value of fostering joy at work.  Recently another article from Harvard with some research on areas at work that increase joy.  Add these findings to Shawn Achor’s research on happiness at work and its…

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Why Amanda Gore should be your next keynote speaker!

Amanda Gore is one of Australia’s and the USA’s favourite conference keynote speaker. Amanda is CEO of The Joy Project, an author, speaker, Huffington Post columnist and business woman. She is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame. She works with small and large organisations like Flight Centre, Google, McDonalds,…

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The New Business Model – H2H

Recently, Brigham Young University released the results of a study on social isolation. If you are socially isolated (ie lonely or don’t feel you have friends you can call on) the risk of death goes up 32%! That is one reason H2H is becoming so important in business. Most of us spend most of our…

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J.O.M.O – Joy of Missing Out

I have ‘borrowed’ the wonderful cartoonist Michael Leunig’s concept of JOMO for the beginning of 2019 newsletter! Many people and magazines write about the stress of holiday season and give you all sorts of tips and skills – only for us to do the same things again the next year despite new year ‘resolutions’! What…

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Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

F.O.W.O.T. It’s insidious and affects a huge number of people. It undermines many behaviors and can limit our growth and development. What is it? Fear of what others think! How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source?…

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Life is the way it is

“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is.  The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”   Virginia Satir I found this fantastic quote and thought ‘wow’! Of course! But often it’s the most obvious things that we lose sight of in this age of super…

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Who is Amanda Gore?

Amanda is CEO of The Joy Project, an author, speaker, Huffington Post columnist and business woman. She is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame. Amanda Gore has been a conference keynote speaker in Australia for over 25 years. She lived in the USA for 8 years and is still…

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12 Secrets No One Tells You About Being A Great Speaker

No matter what business you are in, there will be a time when you have to present some ideas to a group, your boss or colleagues – it’s your time to influence others. Or maybe you are presenting at a wedding or personal event – these secrets apply to any presentation you have to do…

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If you do this one thing – everything changes!

The one thing is – ‘get real!’ Last post  I talked about sales and how ‘getting real’ is linked with getting results. This month I want to share with you why you need to ‘get real’ in your life! And why! The phrase ‘get real’ is often used to imply that someone needs a ‘reality…

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