Never use the words “No Comment”

by Jaimie Abbott

I can probably think of no two worse words to say to the media than ‘no comment’.

There is no exception, NEVER under any circumstances, to use these words when doing a media interview. Why? Because not only does it sound as though you are hiding something, but it...

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How to speak to a bored audience

by Jaimie Abbott

The worst thing that can happen to a public speaker or MC is to have your audience yawning or acting bored throughout the presentation.

Not only will this give a substantial hit to your self confidence, but it might also deter you from pursuing this craft in the future.

So, how...

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6 simple ways to teach your child to be a better Public Speaker

by Jaimie Abbott

Did you know that you can begin to teach your child how to speak in public from the moment they begin to talk? It doesn’t matter if they need it immediately or not, it will be a useful skill in the future. Excellent public speaking skills will help them stand up for...

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How to politely leave a group chat

by Jaimie Abbott

I love a good group chat! As soon as there are more than 2 participants, a group chat is made. Work chats, family chats, Mums Group chats, sports team chats or those made for parties and events, the list of group chats can be endless. And a lot of the time it develops, and veers...

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Get a bio!

by Jaimie Abbott

A professional bio is a must-have if you want to gain visibility on social media, guest blogs, article directories, personal websites and blogs. An expert bio should demonstrate your accomplishments in a brief and interesting manner. It must reflect friendliness rather than...

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Your Elevator Pitch

by Jaimie Abbott

The idea behind an elevator pitch is to pretend you are stuck in an elevator, and the doors close and someone inside the elevator turns to you and says: “So what do you do? Or tell me about yourself.” And you’ve got, what? 20 seconds, maybe 45 seconds before you...

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How often should you blog?

by Jaimie Abbott

Well, there is no one size fits all when it comes to blogging. But the right answer here is consistently. Whether that be once a week, or whether it be once a month, you just want to make sure that as you build your email list, and you’re sending out newsletters, or if...

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How to come up with a year’s worth of blog content ideas

by Jaimie Abbott

Do you ever wonder where you are going to get your ideas for blogs from? There are so many different ways!

I encourage you to type into Google, “HubSpot blog topic generator” and it’ll come up top of the results. This is a really cool tool. You can actually type...

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How to follow-up an email pitch

by Jaimie Abbott

How to follow up an email pitch! If you don’t hear back from the journalist after you send your press release to them, it is definitely worth following it up with an email or text.

You need to think about timings. A general rule is call in the morning for any newsroom, even...

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6 Easy Ways to Say “No”

by Jaimie Abbott

Sometimes we have a hard time telling others “No.” 

Unfortunately, leaving it unsaid can come at your own expense. You lose time to do the things you really want (or need) to do and you can even feel resentful towards the other person and yourself.

Telling...

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How to be an amazing active listener

by Jaimie Abbott

Active listening is an important life skill. Your listening skills can impact many aspects of your life, including how well you do your job or the quality of your personal relationships.

If you’re serious about maximizing your success, then you have to be serious about...

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How to have manners in the 21st Century

by Jaimie Abbott

Evolution is inevitable; it happens to everything. So of course, etiquette has also evolved over the last 20 years. We have more technology and more complex situations to manage today than ever before. Let’s take a look at modern scenarios requiring a healthy dose of proper...

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