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Bangor Rotary welcomes new Honorary Member, Professor Jim Dornan

Bangor Rotary welcomes new Honorary Member, Professor Jim Dornan

| October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bangor Rotary has elected as an Honorary Member of the club the distinguished obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Jim Dornan. Professor Dornan addressed the recent Rotary Ireland Annual Conference on “Woman- the Journey is Far from Over”, where he received a standing ovation. Professor Dornan grew up in Bangor but spent much of his medical career […]

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Belfast Mayor Calls for Northern Irish Rotarians to Help End Polio

Belfast Mayor Calls for Northern Irish Rotarians to Help End Polio

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rotary’s biggest ever celebration is underway – a year-long, global celebration of The Rotary Foundation’s 100 years of Doing Good in the World. And this week that celebration came to Belfast, with the arrival of Kalyan Banerjee – The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair and 101st Rotary President – who has made the visit from the […]

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12 tips to help you overcome your fears and be a better business speaker

12 tips to help you overcome your fears and be a better business speaker

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Speaking in public – even about the business you love – is a widely held fear. So how do you turn fear into confidence? Frances Cahill of Toastmasters International has twelve easy DIY tips: 1)   Speak in public whenever you get a chance It doesn’t matter if it’s for 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Even […]

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From awful to amazing – how to create workshops that work

From awful to amazing – how to create workshops that work

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most staff dread attending workshops. They believe they are going to be a waste of time and will deliver very little value. However, when done properly workshops can leave people feeling inspired and engaged. So what is it that can turn a workshop from awful to amazing? Jean Gamester of Semaphora believes it comes down to […]

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What can Trump’s victory speech teach us about public speaking?

What can Trump’s victory speech teach us about public speaking?

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The victory speech is the chance for the President-elect to demonstrate to the people what kind of President he will be and his tone matters as much as his rhetoric. The electorate will be looking for his Presidential voice, the one that enables everyone, irrespective of how they voted, to see him as a leader. […]

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Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – 10 Top Tips for Small businesses

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – 10 Top Tips for Small businesses

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s often said that “the best things in life are free” and this can also be true in business. Many small businesses feel they simply do not have the budgets or resources for marketing and this activity often falls to the owner manager – just one more thing on a long ‘to do’ list. Dwayne […]

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11 actions you must take before delivering a speech

11 actions you must take before delivering a speech

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Preparation and practice are crucial when it comes to delivering a speech or presentation. Successful speakers always plan and rehearse their presentations as far in advance as possible. They never leave anything to chance says experienced speaker and member of Toastmasters International, Moira Beaton. For example, Ken Robinson, whose TED Talk Do Schools Kill Creativity? […]

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How to manage a business with a friend or family member

How to manage a business with a friend or family member

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Clare Galloway, Director and Co-founder, Magic Beans When you think about starting a business, there are no doubt hundreds of thoughts racing through your head; thousands of things to do.  One of the most important considerations when starting a business with a friend or family member is ensuring your personal and business relationship flourishes. […]

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Brexit Turmoil: 4 tips for business when living with uncertainty

Brexit Turmoil: 4 tips for business when living with uncertainty

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the news of the referendum result broke many business people felt shock. Among them successful entrepreneur and author  John Reynard. John was one of the first Brits to go work in Europe in 1973 without the rigmarole of a work permit. Later he set up a business serving clients in Germany, France, Scandinavia and […]

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The 10 commandments that every business owner should follow

The 10 commandments that every business owner should follow

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

That’s according to Garry Smith from Advantage Business Partnerships and the co-author of ‘Creating Business Advantage: Setting Up and Running A Successful Business’.  Garry doesn’t believe in a doctrine of rule-bound obedience – but rather a Ten Commandments of Behaviour. These are intended as a benchmark against which to measure yourself when things haven’t gone […]

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