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Elements of a Successful Business Pitch

Life’s a pitch. Seriously. Pitching is part of everyday life, whether it’s running a new idea past your boss or a client, trying to get approval for a budget you’ve planned, seeking investment for your new business, or just convincing your partner that the holiday destination you want to visit is a good idea. Pitching…

Personal branding trends for 2016

Much is written every year about the trends expected to affect any particular given industry. I’ve found, however, that much of the international content is less relevant to South African businesses and business people. For example, while the US presidential campaign may be a major trend in the USA, it has much less impact on…

7 ways to earn respect

It’s often said that respect is earned, not demanded, and that’s true. But how does one go about earning respect in the workplace? Here are seven strategies to do just that. Prove that you add value early on. People respect those who contribute value. Identify a project you can take on that will yield positive…