Is goal setting over-rated?

rugby-imageAsk any successful business person, athlete or actor how they reached the top and they’ll invariably talk about goal setting. Set a goal, outline a plan, follow that plan and your dream will become a reality.

While I’m not against setting goals, I do think it’s an oversimplification to suggest that whatever we aspire to can come true – if only we identify it and plan accordingly.

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Three tips for presenting to a group

freestock_32604415Have you ever expressed your apprehension about speaking in front of an audience only to be given the advice of picturing everyone in their underwear?

Don’t do this. It’ll put you off what you’re trying to say and may lead to a fit of the giggles.

Both responses will make you look unprofessional or a little unhinged.

Instead of picturing half-naked audience members, try these three tips the next time you need present to a group:

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Why are we still defining women by how many children they have?

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Is it important to know how many children a professional woman has or whether she is in a relationship?

Judging by the profiles of speakers at an upcoming real estate conference, this information seems to be relevant, although only for the female presenters.

The event is billed as Australia’s largest real estate conference and features a range of speakers from international sales gurus to local real estate agents.

Of the 23 speakers at the event, four of them are women and all their profiles include their parenting or relationship status.

The first profile of a female presenter mentions that she is a mother of a four-year-old boy. Her presentation, titled ‘Super Agent, Super Mum’ is on achieving work-life balance, so including information about her child is relevant.

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