Monthly Archives: July 2011

30 
Jul

Worth waiting for……….!

 
Hello everyone,
In August Stewart & I will be celebrating 40 years together.  How on earth did we get to our Ruby anniversary?  It’s quite an achievement, I think you’ll all agree and I’ve been thinking about how we began.
We met at Music & Drama College in London where I was an acting student and Stewart was studying to be a musician.
Our first house cost £7200 (things have definitely changed there!)  I seem to remember we had a bed, fridge and a washing machine as presents.  In our lounge there was a flat-pack bookcase, a circular rug on the tiled floor and one armchair.  The other furniture came along as we could afford it, and we really appreciated every piece.
Am I being old fashioned in believing that this is better than borrowing up front to get everything immediately?
Now for something completely different.  Last week we went to see the last Harry Potter film.  I’ve read all the books and seen all the films and this final installment was certainly worth waiting for.  Great performances and effects made this a cracking finale and of course I thoroughly enjoyed the dramatic climax!  The 3D wasn’t much to write home about but you can’t have everything.
My third and last ‘worth waiting for’ moment came last year when our wonderful granddaughter was born.  I had to wait a full 20 years longer than my mother did and again this seems to be a shift in behaviour from one generation to the next.  Never mind, as we are all getting younger (so they say) I am looking forward to seeing Evie grow up and perhaps have a brother or sister – who knows!
Now for business matters.  I am very pleased to say that the 12 September ‘Being Loud & Clear’ at Leicester is now on waiting list only and it’s sister course on 8 November is also heavily booked.  Ladies….you still have time to learn how men tick in communication terms as there are places on my ‘Being Vocal in a Man’s World’ on 20 September.
All of my three half-day courses are also available between September and December in Solihull, Lincoln & Farnborough, Hants.  Please pass this on to any business contacts you have in those areas.  Your help will be much appreciated.
Thanks for the many responses to ‘Priscilla’s Perfect Poem’.  I seem to have amused many of you and it brought in some business too!
I started my annual business sabbatical on 25 July so I was only working for 3 weeks but still managed to fit in 10 networking events, 6 speaking engagements, a day examining for LAMDA in Leeds, a night at the Little Theatre, Leicester to see ‘Brassed Off’, the christening of my great niece in Congleton, a family get-together with my cousin from Australia, ‘Cardenio’ at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’ and lots of new and regular clients.
I always take most of August off from actual business coaching but I’ll still be marketing and keeping contacts up of course.
Have a wonderful summer and remember patience is a virtue in business as well as other areas of life.  Success is always worth waiting for.
With best wishes as always,
Priscilla

Courses cost only £35 or £40 for a half-day including refreshments and a great chance to network AND YOU WILL LEARN VITAL NEW SKILLS.  Courses are currently available at Solihull, Leicester, Lincoln & Farnborough, Hants.  for details click HERE


or call NOW on 0800 083 4082

                             And don’t forget:

TALK may be CHEAP
but your SPEECH should be PRICELESS!
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Published Date: 30th July 2011
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04 
Jul

THE CULT OF CELEBRITY

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re enjoying the sun (when it’s out!).   It’s amazing to me that every time you pick up a magazine or newspaper you are confronted by the latest escapades of some ‘celebrity’.  Am I the only person who frequently finds myself thinking…..”who”?  Well, you can’t get away from the fact that this is free publicity and we can all do with some of that!

When you think of Virgin do you think of it’s various branches or of it’s head, Richard Branson?  And what about Lord Sugar? – do you even know what makes up his business empire?  He ‘IS’ his brand!

In the business world, if you can be perceived as an ‘expert’ in your field you can push your head above the crowds.  So how does this happen?  I have been doing what I do for a long time and ‘longevity’ is certainly useful.  Words in print are really important so you should consider writing articles for professional magazines connected with your business or comment on articles in relevant publications (in July I have a piece in Readers Digest which is a comment on an article I mentioned last month – I got paid for it too!)

Social media is, of course, vital in building your professional profile.  A blog might be appropriate for you and tweeting needn’t take too much time if planned in advance.  Linked-in seems to be the latest thing to focus on and I know that many people wonder whether it’s all worth the bother.  Well, I’m no expert but I DO know that most people now search on-line first when looking for services.  If they see a busy professional with a recently updated website, lots of connections and testimonials which show real benefit they are almost certain to contact you.  You begin to suggest expertise and stand out in your market sector.  Celebrity beckons, so try a few new things and see!

I have got work directly from using social media and I would especially recommend S.E.O. with a PROVEN web company which has a real track record in achieving results.  I’ll recommend mine if you want a no obligation chat about it.

So, what has June presented as challenges for me?  Well, I attended 20 networking events.  Good grief – how did I manage that!  We had a highly successful ‘Dynamic Speaking’ day course on 13 June (N.B. next ones are 3 October and 1 November – details HERE), and I took a bespoke workshop for Rainbows Children’s Hospice fundraisers on 21 June.

I spoke at 4 events:

  • The Business Club, Lincoln
  • Coventry Chamber of Commerce (in a corset shop!)
  • 4 Networking, Rugby
  • Business Over Breakfast (BoB Clubs) at Bulkington, Warks.

I had 2 highly entertaining visits to the theatre, facilitated 3 days of examining for my Drama School and finally, welcomed 9 new private business clients.

We now have a FREEPHONE number for Loud & Clear enquiries so you have nothing to lose in giving us a call on 0800 083 4082.

My Autumn courses are proving popular so don’t lose out on training that GUARANTEES to improve your communication skills.

Courses cost only £35 or £40 for a half-day including refreshments and a great chance to network AND YOU WILL LEARN VITAL NEW SKILLS.  Courses are currently available at Solihull & Leicester.  for details click HERE


or call NOW on 0800 083 4082

                             And don’t forget:

TALK may be CHEAP
but your SPEECH should be PRICELESS!

Have a great month,

Kindest regards,

Priscilla

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Published Date: 4th July 2011
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