Restarting Driving Lessons

The route out of lockdown suggests April 12th but the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has yet to give us a definite date. We are reluctant to book any lessons until we know for sure as we don’t want to have to re-arrange our diaries yet again!

Rest assured we will be in touch with every one of our current learners and those on our waiting list as soon as we know anything further.

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The Fear of Public Speaking

“There are only two types of speakers in the world; the nervous and liars”

~ Mark Twain ~

Mark Twain wouldn’t recognise the world that we live in now, but research has shown that his quote hasn’t changed quite as much as we might imagine.

Does the thought of speaking in public fill you with dread? You’re not alone. Studies reveal that 85% of people report feeling a state of high anxiety before and during public speaking and the other 15% would likely fall into the category of a stirring anxiety/nervous anticipation, which the ego might feel a reluctance to admit hence Mr Twain’s description of the ‘liars’!

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Make Marketing Work

Some days you look around and it seems everyone else’s business is thriving. Their marketing looks slick and it’s clearly working because they’re sharing glowing testimonials from happy clients.

It can leave you feeling demoralised, inadequate left behind. You might even consider giving up on your business altogether. No matter how much effort you put in, those leads are not coming in.

But why is everyone else’s marketing working so well?

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Driving Test Ready

Am I ready for my driving test? We understand that many learners (maybe all?) just want to pass their driving test as quickly – and cheaply – as possible. Sometimes this can lead to a learner going for test before they are completely ready, leading to higher levels of anxiety and stress than can naturally be expected for anyone taking such an important step.

Being competent and confident should reduce the anxiety and stress levels. Experience too – but how much experience is needed? How many driving lessons are needed to get to the stage you feel confident about passing your driving test? Being confident should, in theory, mean no nerves. How many people though still feel anxious about their performance no matter how confident or experienced they are?

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What do Clients Desire from their Events?

Understanding from the outset what you want to achieve from your event, will set the tone for its delivery, the elements involved and who, how, where and when it takes place.

Start with your why, your vision and we'll know where we're heading together and can both be committed and focus on achieving it.

As an event manager, I don't want to plan the event I want, I want to plan the event you desire and fulfil that for you. Here are a few key elements of how we help our partners achieve the event they D.E.S.I.R.E......

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Virtual Assistant: Extra Pair of Hands

In the very beginning, you probably took care of everything in your business.

As your business starts to grow, you have an increasing workload.How often do find yourself with a to-do list that you don’t ever reach the bottom of?

Many of us start our own business because we like the idea of freedom and being our own boss.We see flexibility to spend our time with family, taking time out to enjoy a hobby, financial independence and calling the shots ourselves.

But there are only so many hours in a day, so much energy to give in a week.

Can an extra pair of hands behind the scenes alleviate some of the must-do tasks?

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6 Sales During #InstaBizWeek

“I made six sales during #InstaBizWeek (& I hadn’t really started my business yet!)”

As a single Dad who had been forced to moved due to a family breakdown, Mike wanted to learn to cook healthier meals for his young children. And what better way, than to start a YouTube show with his young son?

But when it came to monetising the show and creating a product off the back of it, he wasn’t sure whether Instagram was the place he needed to be or not. Just a few days on the #InstaBizWeek challenge convinced him it absolutely was.

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Expert Copywriter Cost: Getting Your Messages Across

What will an hour of dedicated input time with an experienced professional copywriter cost you? Less than you might think…

Better still, I can as good as guarantee that your investment will be far below the value you gain for your business.

Join Copy Café as a Consultancy member, and it will cost you as little as £75/month.

Of course, you can probably spend a couple of hours trawling through sites like Fiverr or Upwork, and find someone willing to charge you a tenner for an hour of their time. But I suspect you won’t risk your business reputation (or your time) on that. Am I right?

You’re far more likely to grab a cup of tea and take 5 minutes to check out some testimonials – like here (other Copy Café members) and on LinkedIn (for a bit more background).

And I wouldn’t expect anything less. After all, you need to know you’re putting your business in good hands; you want to work with someone you can …

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Make Time for Marketing

As a business owner, you have so many hats to wear. On top of doing what you love, you juggle the Finance, IT, Sales, Customer Service and Marketing. Throw family life into the mix or the random jobs like fixing the dishwasher and it’s no wonder you struggle to find time for your marketing.

This article addresses some of the common cries I hear about marketing from business owners, and gives you some practical tips to help make time for this vital element of your business.

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