Author: Florence Roberts

Feb
28

A TECHNOPHOBE’S TIPS FOR TECHNOPHOBES

September 1996. Armed with a Nokia 1610 brick and a very fancy Sony cassette dictaphone, I was ready for my first day as a newspaper reporter. We had no email, no internet and if the fax machine broke down close to deadline, panic and sometimes tears erupted in the newsroom. There was an actual darkroom [...]
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Jan
26

The Hammock Effect – Tips and Tools for public speaking

"Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening." Dorothy Sarnoff “Ninety percent of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform.” Somers White   Making a good presentation relies on many things but one of the most key is to have a proper structure.  [...]
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Jan
11

Was it any wonder I looked in the mirror and did not meet these unrealistic ideals of perfection!

Thanks loads to Florence for setting up this Blog and having just read her story - it really resonated with me and am sure a lot of you too! Namely, who WAS the Woman I used to be? And yes I too wouldn’t want to repeat what I got up to as a singleton (unless [...]
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Nov
09

Six ways in which networking can help you meet your needs as a business owner

Running your own business can be very satisfying but can also be tough! I come across a lot of business owners who are feeling stressed, busy to the point of being overwhelmed.   Sound familiar?   Sometimes we can feel so busy that we feel we don’t have time to go to a network meeting, [...]
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Nov
08

Six ways in which networking can help you meet your needs as a business owner

Running your own business can be very satisfying but can also be tough! I come across a lot of business owners who are feeling stressed, busy to the point of being overwhelmed.   Sound familiar?   Sometimes we can feel so busy that we feel we don’t have time to go to a network meeting, [...]
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Oct
31

When You Get to the F**K IT Place in Your Business!

In my late twenties I got to a point in my dating life where I was DONE. It felt like nothing was working out in my relationships. I’d fallen hard a few times, and one day I reached a point where I was DONE. DONE playing the game. DONE being someone I wasn’t. I decided [...]
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Oct
05

The new school year AKA the ‘Promised Land’

Being self employed and having my son with me full time over the Summer holidays has not been  without its challenges! It's almost comparable to trying to work harmoniously with a really impatient, unwavering and narcissistic colleague/boss, except there's no HR rep to report them to.  Let me give you an example to set the scene:   Breakfast lovingly created in the form of [...]
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Sep
01

Blogging Superstar Wows Parentpreneurs at Inappropriate Evening Event

In celebration of Altrincham based ParentPreneur’s first successful year in operation, local businessminded parents were recently invited to an evening of wine and networking alongside a talk from a Timperley based blogging superstar. Totes Inapproapes who has over 60,000 Facebook followers took to the stage at the ParentPreneur evening event to share her success story [...]
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