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Procrastination - What harm can it really do? Let's find out...
By Rebecca Allam
Throughout August, The Business Clinic have been raising the issue of procrastination. It is often joked about and put across in a harmless and jovial way as we all do it, whether it be putting off tidying up for another day, de-weeding the garden or putting up a picture frame. And for the most part, we feel it doesn't actually affect our lives in the long run. And you would be right to think that of these little things, but it's when it starts to creep into our business lives that's where it can really do us some damage.
By Rebecca Allam – The Business Clinic Organisation CIC
For those of you who have felt the effects of the last 3 months on your mood, morale and motivation. If you have experienced the constant ups and downs that have come hand in hand with Lockdown and this global pandemic, then read on for tips on how you can stabilise your mind and learn to deal with all the things that life throws at you and take back control.
Lateef Badat, famous for his confidence and business coaching skills, kindly agreed to bring us a virtual workshop on how to boost your confidence and resilience in your business and your personal life in the face of our current climate.
Why do people want confidence?
To feel braver
Not to have anxiety holding you back
Confidence means saying yes to more and experiencing more opportunities
As a CIC we are always out and about doing research for our practitioners and you the local business community to see what business hints and tips we can share with you!
We recently went on a great workshop from the one and only Sales Geek that explored how the subject of getting started with video. Here are a few hints and tips we took away from the session to share with you...
• No gear required to start, just your smartphone and if you have a tripod or a stand to keep it steady • No script required – but there are auto prompt apps available such as... • Say what you know • Prepared for your fist video to not be very good. And that is totally fine. • The first one you record should be for your eyes only and be on a subject you know really well and in detail – sports or family/hobbies • Fight your urge to write a script and just tell a story • Title your video something engaging... i.e. “what are everyone’s thoughts on XXX” and use a relevant hashtag • Don’t overthink length of time if it is relevant to keep going • If you are just filming about a tip don’t build suspense or waste time, get right to it • Landscape filming is more professional • Have a call to action at the end • If you want to use editing software there isn’t a specific one that’s best – use what you know and are comfortable with • If you decide you want to carry on plan out your next 5 or so. Plan the topics are you going to release them weekly? Think it through and get a plan of the content together • Reach out to your trusted network to comment/like and share to get the ball rolling • For subtitles us rev.com
Needless to say, we are not the experts. These are just a taster that might give you the confidence to consider video or maybe just some answers to your questions to make you take that next step.
On Tuesday 9th July, a group of business owners sat down to discuss the mysterious art of SEO - all keen and eager to find out how we could master such a cryptic puzzle. Luckily we had Cate McNeal to unveil it all for us and like with most magic tricks, it seems easy when you get to peek behind the stage.
3. Michelle has brought a smile to my face with a recipe for chocolate lovers everywhere! Where would any of us be without a good brownie in our lives!
Mental Health - Let's talk about it!
Throughout May we have been focused on your self-care with the hashtag #SelfCareIsntSelfish. We have had some great conversations with our practitioners this month during 'Peerworking' about mental health tips to help you through your most testing times... not just through isolating, social distancing and all things pandemic related.
By Helen Livesey, The Business Clinic Organisation CIC
A BCO Practitioner for more than two years, Karen Myres and her team at local home and social care franchise, Right at Home Preston, have been working hard to deliver their quality care throughout the coronavirus crisis.