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Tips from the Engine Room!
The phone rings and a voice says “Is that Mandie Holgate” I answer “Yes that’s right” The voice on the end says “Good it’s the home office here, we’d like to speak to you…” Gulp I think; a) “How’d they find me I thought I was safe on Mersea Island, half the planet has...read more
I get asked this question a lot by business owners; if I should be adding people automatically to my database. Especially since I tell people that your aim is to grow your data base and turn those lovely contacts into happy customers using the Marketing Production...read more
Weird one right? Even weirder when it’s the first thing you say to a business woman as she walks in to a networking event! Let me explain… I was at The Business Woman’s Network event and knew that a business woman that I knew would be there that sells a mascara that I...read more
I have just started a conversation on social media with a woman who is setting up her own business in a creative industry. Her big dream is to turn her passion and love for art into a business. I've met many people over the last few months with similar goals. So here...read more
The start of the year and according to my online world; I’m fat Need a new kitchen Must book a holiday Have poor sales growth Need help to stay motivated Need to overcome my fear of public speaking Need help with my social media, SEO, blogging & online marketing,...read more
So I think the final straw that made me write this was the letter I just received. I've been waiting for 3 months to be referred for my severe migraines. I was told when I saw the specialist because of the severity I would be seen urgently. And when I finally received...read more
If you read the title and thought "What is she talking about?" Then, good. The point is that if I was to stop 100 people on the street and ask them to name their biggest fears I doubt many would say "I fear Me." You see the fact is we like to hide our real fears...read more
This is the reply I gave to a lovely business owner who has been on a recent course I hosted. I felt it summed it up nicely as a brief intro on what to expect, how it works and what I could do for you; Depends what you need and how you would like to work. For some...read more
I'm often faced with a person who wants to achieve a big goal and when we work through the "what's" the "how's" the "when's" and "actions" there is often a millisecond pause, Something that most people would not even notice, Something that you may have heard called a...read more
If you want people to love your business and all that you do. Then you need to enable people to buy in at a level that suits them. Not everyone will want to buy your big products and services from day one. How do you let people get to know, love and want all that you...read more
I often say to people in business, "If you don't find what you need on my website, get in touch and I will write something especially for you." This has taught me 2 things that could be good for you to remember; Sharing your knowledge does not mean that someone will...read more
So for the third time in less than a week I’ve had someone say to me “this is what they need, the return on their investment makes it a no brainer and yet they won’t take action, what do I do?” So what do you do? How do you make a potential client take their head out...read more
I often meet business women new to running their own business, that have an extensive level of knowledge and experience in their profession. Going it alone is scary, exciting and a million other feelings. So why can it be good to become a thought leader in your...read more
I often meet business women through my work that say ‘I’m stuck in a rut and I’ve no idea how to get out of it and it’s damaging my confidence. How can I move forward?”Well here is my 7 top tips for flying out of that rut so high that you can’t even see the brick wall...read more
2 Businesses, 3 Auto Immune Diseases, 2 Children & 1 Dog – Advice to achieve success and overcome adversity.
I often tell business owners that some of their short videos don't need to be highly polished. If you are an "I" company where people need to know, like and trust you, then they need to get to know you. And honest, true content that showcases your brilliance will...read more
Being very good at getting bums on seats and new customers through the door I get lots of charities getting in touch asking for help. I also get lots of business women who are supporting a charity that means something to them, get in touch and say "Mandie can you help...read more
I’ve never been busier with my coaching practice for business men and women and although I’m more than happy to concentrate on business or marketing strategy I’m finding more and more that a big issue that underlines the real issue, is firmly rooted in self-belief and...read more
Words you wouldn’t expect to hear from a business woman whose father taught her never lie. As Dad always says; “Never lie, with a thief you know they will always try and steal from you, with a liar you never know where you stand.” It’s a rule I’ve always applied to my...read more
Whether its writing a blog article, new copy for your website or what you are going to say at the next networking event you've been given a show case slot at, here's a great little technique to help you when you are staring at your screen or a blank piece of paper...read more