Kelowna Women In Business

Posted: Jun 5, 2015

Two and a half years ago when I first started working for myself, I decided I needed to do some networking. This was a skill far from my comfort zone, so I had to do some research, make a plan and then force myself to carry it through. It actually took me a few months to prepare myself to go off alone and meet some business women.

Afte ...

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As a Presenter, Should You Use Notes?

Posted: Jun 4, 2015

There is no getting around the fact that professional speakers tend to keep their speeches in their heads rather than using notes, but that doesn’t mean notes should be avoided at all costs. It is much better to use notes than to memorize your presentation word for word and sound robotic or lose your train of thought and suddenly find your ...

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Pay It Forward Friday - Tania Gustafson

Posted: May 29, 2015

“End the dieting madness”

This statement was all it took for me to take notice of Tania Gustafson. The very first time I ever encountered her was when she introduced herself at a Babes in Business meeting and said she helped educate people on how to eat correctly so they could be healthier - without dieting.

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Pay It Forward Friday

Posted: May 22, 2015

Have you ever struggled with deciding who to invite to a personal event like a birthday party, especially if it is for an elementary school aged child? Do you invite everyone who has invited you or your child to their celebration, or do you simply ask those people that you feel moved to invite?

When I was growing up, you always invited ...

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Be Happy - 3 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Posted: Apr 27, 2015

We have been conditioned by society to compare ourselves to others. In school, we judge how good our marks are by looking at the class average. Awards are given to those who do the best, so the fact that you got 99.8% may pale if someone else got 99.9%.

Research has found that comparing yourself to people who appear to be more fortunat ...

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Making Friends With Failure

Posted: Apr 20, 2015

It doesn’t matter how successful a person becomes, there is always room for a little failure. Setting a goal, working hard to achieve it and then falling short, may be one of the hardest life-lessons for me to come to terms with. I participated in my first ever speech competition and placed third in the third round, which is actually a pre ...

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