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10 Golden Rules Of Personal Branding

Creating a personal brand can be a daunting, mythical task. And one of the easiest ways to get lost in the process is to not know where to start. Even Oprah Winfrey began by going through several style iterations on a small local show before defining her voice into one of the most influential personal brands in the world.

In both our look-at-me cultural shift and evolving job market, it’s both helpful and necessary to stand out when applying for a job or starting your own company. A personal brand is for (almost) everyone. So here are 10 golden rules for creating an engaging, unique, and inviting personal brand.

1. Have a focus.

“Too many people are unfocused when it comes to press and coverage, trying to be “everything to everyone.” Decide what your key message is and stick to it,” says Cooper Harris, founder and CEO of Klickly. Her personal brand has undergone a dramatic shift—from working actress to respected tech entrepreneur and she has handled this shift by only focusing on one message at a time. Keeping your message focused for your target demographic will make it that much easier to both create content around your personal brand and have others define you.

In fact, Adam Smiley Poswolsky, millennial workplace expert and author of The Breakthrough Speaker, takes it one step further when he’s advising speakers: “Carve a niche, and then carve a niche within your niche. The best personal brands are very specific.” And Juan Felipe Campos, VP of tech and partner at Manos Accelerator, goes one step further to focus on communities that he targets with his large-scale clients. “Keep your message and content consistent to one niche topic to become memorable within a targeted community.” The narrower and more focused your brand is, the easier it is for people to remember who you are. And when it comes time to hire a speaker or a new employee, your narrowed-down brand will be what they remember.

2. Be genuine.

There’s an easy way to have an original personal brand—and that is to be genuine and authentic. Millennial influencer and head of marketing at Popular Demand, Monica Lin, says “People can see right through a disingenuous act.” The more obviously a brand is a copycat, the more the audience will call out the perpetrator for it. Monica’s personal brand experienced a huge amount of growth after she began engaging with her audience more meaningfully on Twitter.

“Be genuine. It will make it much easier to manage your personal brand on a daily basis,” explained William Harris, Facebook ads expert at Elumynt. Your personal brand should be an easy daily filter that you create content and reach out to your audience with. And finally, Justin Wu, founder of CoinState says “Be a master of your craft, skillset or industry before starting a personal brand. Then your content will help amplify who you are.”  When initially building his personal brand, he garnered a reputation of being an expert in his field while simultaneously amplifying on social media that same renown. If you’re deeply skilled in one area, your reputation alone will help you build the brand you want.

3. Tell a story.

If your personal brand isn’t telling a story, you’ve already lost half of your potential audience. Allen Gannett, chief strategy officer at Skyword and author of The Creative Curve explains it best:” The most effective personal branding strategy these days is to build a true narrative – single character monologues are boring in Tinseltown, and even more boring for your personal brand.” No one wants to hear you shout about your brand into the social media void, so create a story around your brand that your audience can engage with. Allen regularly meets and chats with his audience in airports around the world, further developing his warm and friendly personal brand.

One of the best ways to tell that story is through written content or video. For Pelpina Trip, social video strategist, this is definitely the case. Her own video channel on LinkedIn sees some of the highest levels of engagement across the platform. “The most personal way to communicate online is with video. Simply use your smartphone to video message your clients, make a personal connection with prospective clients and connect with co-workers. After all, you always have your smartphone on you!”

4. Be consistent.

Being consistent is very similar to having a narrow focus—it’s much easier to get recognized for one topic if you consistently create content and brand voice around it. “Ensure that your personal brand promise stays consistent, both online and offline,” explains Fyiona Yong, director and millennial leadership coach (ICF ACC). She regularly works with millennials in a corporate context to help them define their more conservative work goals. “You have to demonstrate consistency across your communication, gravitas, and appearance. Don’t underestimate how tiny inconsistencies can derail personal brand effectiveness.”

On the opposite, creative side, CyreneQ, a top storyteller on Snapchat, suggests “something consistent either visually or personality wise. Something unique that people can associate with your brand and know it’s you. For example, a sidekick mascot or having a catchphrase you say after every video – something people can fall in love with.” Her sidekick mascot, Ele, has garnered millions of views per Snap for brand work, allowing her fun personal brand to represent big box brands like Walmart and DC.  So whether you’re creating a wild, incredibly out-there fun brand or one that’s a bit more on the conservative, corporate side, consistency is key.
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Personal Branding & Marketing Agency

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Mike Armstrong runs a personal branding & marketing agency under his MA Consultancy brand in conjunction with Laws of Life llp!

This personal branding & marketing agency works to the same strategy that Mike Armstrong the Welsh Dragon, (#MikeArmstrong #WelshDragon), has used and followed to become a key person of influence in the Digital Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneurship & Global: Networking, Podcasting and Speaking & Event space (google Search Mike Armstrong & #MikeArmstrong Global and #MikeArmstrong in any social media!

As this personal branding & marketing strategy required a lot of work Mike has become the UK licensee of USA Digital Marketing, Media and Events Agency, Laws of Life llp out of Boca Rohan in Florida.

Utilising this proven Personal Branding & Marketing Strategy and a large resource of specialist digital, media and event practitioners can help you to grow your personal brand, elevate you as a key person of influence in your sector, and become a top industry and/or global brand.

How do we grow your personal brand!

We can grow your personal brand and elevate your position as a key person of influence in your sector by providing the following digital marketing, branding, multi media and web services including Podcasting, Webcasting, Blogging, Events, TV, Training and so much more.

What to do if you want personal branding & marketing services from a personal branding & marketing agency!

If you are ready to grow your personal brand and you have a decent budget to do so then please feel free to contact me on 07960872549 / 00447960872549? I can provide the strategy for allowing you to do this yourself or the strategy and outsourced services based on your budget to help you to do this for you. (#TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork)!

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What areas does our Personal Branding & Marketing Agency cover?

Mike is based in Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, UK and London, England, UK, Europe.

Laws of Life llp are based in Boa Rohan, Florida, USA.

And we have partners in NZ, SA, Australia, India, And in many other parts of the world, so if you are looking for a Personal Branding Agency for anywhere in the world, please get in touch – call Mike 07960 872549 / 00447960872549.

We can cover anywhere around the world!

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Accelerator programme championing diversity in entrepreneurship in Wales announces winners – Welsh Business News

Accelerator programme designed to champion diversity in entrepreneurship in Wales announces inaugural award winners
10 May 2021 NEWS Business Matters

An accelerator programme designed to champion diversity across the Welsh business start-up landscape has announced the winners of its inaugural awards.
The Excelerator Programme has seen 23 entrepreneurs that are young, female, disabled or from a black and minority ethnic background participate in a Welsh Government-funded 12-week immersive accelerator programme.

The programme was launched to support groups that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, to help budding entrepreneurs launch and grow their business idea or scale an existing business.

The Excelerator Programme has included expert masterclasses for founders and mentorship and professional coaching from business start-up and scaleup experts. It has been delivered as part of the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The programme has supported 1053 businesses in Wales to create over 9000 jobs. Research led by Professor Max Mundy of Cardiff Business School has demonstrated that £17 is generated in the Welsh economy for every £1 spent on high growth business support.

The Excelerator Programme Awards took place on Friday 7th May to celebrate the achievements of the entrepreneurs taking part in the programme. An independent panel of business experts judged the awards, and the winners were as follows:

Lean Start-up Award

An award for the individual with the most innovative approach in implementing lean methodology to develop their business

Winner: Ed Willes, founder of FENTA, a peer-to-peer fashion rental market helping people save money and the planet.

Innovative Business Development Award

An award for the individual who has taken the most innovative approach to the development of their business.

Winner: Dr Youmna Mouhamad, founder of Myana Naturals, a detangling comb and lotion applicator specifically designed for natural afro hair.

Overcoming Barriers Award

An award for the individual who has overcome the biggest personal or business barriers.

Winner: Gurinder Randeva, founder of Glamdeva, an online platform to easily compare prices, book and pay for hair and makeup services anywhere in the UK.

Most Collaborative Participant Award

An award for the individual who has collaborated most effectively with fellow participants during the Excelerator Programme.

Winner: Sally Brooks, founder of Brooklands People Development Services, a development company helping people and employees to achieve their full potential.

Excelerator Programme Champion Award

An award for the individual who has shown the most commitment and positive mindset during the Excelerator Programme.

Winner: Amy Sinha, a classically trained singer and founder of Amy Sinha Ltd, a professional voice-over agency.

High Potential Business Award

An award for the individual with the highest potential business in relation to sales, job opportunities and export.

Winner: Martina Fabricci, founder of CRISPR, who has developed an accessible e-learning platform for scientific research targeted at students, scientists, academics and industry professionals.

Excelerator award

An award for the individual who has made the most progress on their business during the Excelerator Programme.

Winner: Catherine Williams, founder of O’Honni, a luxurious lingerie brand, measuring app and support community for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery.

Richard Morris, Programme Director for the Accelerated Growth Programme, said: “We have been blown away by the commitment our Excelerator Programme participants have shown over the last 12 weeks. We have packed an enormous amount into a short time and have been so impressed by the dedication and tenacity of our business founders.

“The achievements of our participants are even more remarkable when you consider we are still in a pandemic, and many have had to juggle caring responsibilities and work commitments while working hard on developing their business plans.

“Everybody taking part in the Excelerator Programme has made significant progress on their business, which made judging these awards a difficult task. We congratulate our deserving winners and look forward to watching them develop their exciting businesses over the coming months and years.”

Cat Williams, the winner of the Excelerator Award, said: “It’s such an honour to be selected for this award and to be recognised for the progress I have made in the last 12 weeks, alongside all my fellow participants who have all worked incredibly hard on their businesses.

“My business was born because I am passionate about delivering a positive and empowering experience for women dealing with a life changing breast cancer diagnosis. The Excelerator Programme has helped me so much in developing my business strategy and has given me the tools and confidence I need to take my business to the next level. I now feel ready to get my brand out there, and can’t wait for the next stage of my business journey.”

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Top left – Dr Youmna Mouhamad
Top centre – Sally Brooks
Top right – Gurinder Randeva
Bottom right – Catherine Williams
Bottom centre – Ed Willes
Centre – Amy Sinha
Bottom left – Martina Fabricci

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How to be Successful – #MikeArmstrong on the Empowering Family Health Podcast…

Catch Mike Armstrong discussing how to be successful and his #SMARTHappinessFormula on the Empowering Family Health Podcast

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Recent Entrepreneur Podcast Guests on the Mike Armstrong Podcast & YouTube Channel…

The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

Please find some of the recent Podcast guests featured on the Entrepreneur Chats #EntrepreneurChats feature of the Mike Armstrong Podcast #MikeArmstrongPodcast and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel #MikeArmstrongYouTube.

Podcast guests

If you are interested in becoming a podcast guest and are an Entrepreneur or Professional Sports Athlete, please contact the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show via this website, and please let us know a little about yourself.

Podcast Guest

If you are looking for podcast guests then please feel free to reach out to Mike Armstrong, who is always happy to appear as a guest on any podcast, social media live or video blog (blog) discussing almost any topic that you have in mind, or one of his chosen expert topics including Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Clubhouse, Leadership, Mindset, Personal Development and Sports etc.

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Things to do in Wales | South Wales | Cardiff | Zip Wire

Experience Adventure at Zip World Tower By Zip World

Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base , so is an ideal day out in Cardiff or South Wales for people, families or adventurers seeking thrills and adventure and other great Things to do in Wales, South Wales or Cardiff.

Phoenix is the world’s fastest seated zip line, with 4 parallel lines in 2 separate zip zones. This zip line will see you flying across the Welsh countryside. The Tower Coaster is the only of its kind in Europe, boasting a side-by-side kart, making it possible for two people to ride at once. It must be considered as one of the top Things to do in Wales, Things to do in South Wales or Things to do in Cardiff, especially for adventures and families looking for an action packed day out or holiday.

Enjoy the beautiful facilities and refreshments at Tower’s Adventure Terminal, where you can check-in, kit-up, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the wonderfully restored Colliery site, where old meets new.

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Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in South Wales, near Cardiff. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range near Aberdare, and boasting stunning panoramic views of South Wales, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site just above Aberdare, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base.

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Play, eat, drink in this Family Friendly attraction in South Wales, near Cardiff…

Cegin Glo Bar & Bistro in South Wales…

Whether you’re in need of a refuel after your Zip World adventure, or want to sit back, relax, enjoy some stunning views alongside great food and drink, Cegin Glo is the spot for you. This modern yet rustic Bar & Bistro in South Wales is the perfect setting to compliment the site’s rich history as a former coal mine, and references to its prolific past can be seen in every nook and cranny of this fantastic place to eat in South Wales.

So whether it’s adventure that you are looking for in South Wales, near Cardiff or somewhere fabulous to eat out, drink and relax, this fantastic new day out with the kids option, is a great thing to do in Wales for those looking for a top attraction in Wales or a top things to do in Wales or near Cardiff, the Welsh Capital…

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Our Partners PRSNTS Takes on a new Luxury Diamond Jewellery Partnership…

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Our Partners PRSNTS have a new Luxury Diamond Jewellery partner, Diamond Competitions…

The Global Entrepreneur Events Company and Luxury Brand Partner has just made this announcement on the PRSNTS Blog section of their PRSNTS EVENTS Website – #PRSNTSEVENTS #PRSNTS

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PRSNTS have a new sponsorship partnership with Diamond Competitions. For more about this Luxury Diamond Competitions business please see the about section below.

At Diamond Competitions, they pride themselves on finding some of the very best cut gemstones in the world for their ticket holders. Their Staff and suppliers have over 40 years’ experience in dealing with diamonds.

They will be offering potential customers the chance to enter an online competition to win high value expensive diamond jewellery. They currently offer some of the most expensive diamond jewellery available on the internet. All of their diamonds will come with a valuation certificate along with a grading certificate detailing the full specification of the stones. This is a life-changing opportunity for many people to own a diamond that they could never normally afford. You could be the successful winner of a diamond with a valuation around £100,000.

Their ticket prices start from £5 ranging up to £19. It may be a single stone ring that takes your eye or a set of earrings, or maybe a pendant, but you can be sure Diamond Competitions will offer you the best quality diamond jewellery.

All of their diamond jewellery stock will be purchased from their supplier in Hatton Garden.

LUXURY DIAMOND JEWELLERY COMPETITIONS

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To enter visit https://www.diamondscompetitions.com/competitions/ and buy a ticket today

For more about PRSNTS please visit their website.  You can also buy Charm Jewellery Online at our Charm Jewellery Shop by visiting the link to the Charm Jewellery Shop Website at Jesper Nielsen. You can also have your own Online Jewellery Shop or Jewelry Store by clicking on our become an ambassador section.

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Meet the Wolf of Wall Street, Online in April

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PRSNTS offer Corporate Business Events for Global Entrepreneurs for the Networking, Technology & Sports Hospitality Sectors.

After 10 years of experience as MD of a global networking & events company, Paul Smolinski uses his years of experience and vast network of high level global entrepreneurs and speakers to provide global world class speaker events.

After working with the likes Sir Richard Branson, Lord Sugar, Grant Cardone, Michelle Mone, Hilary Devey, Les Brown, Dr John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Sharon Lechter, Kevin Green, Jairek Robbins, Tom Zigglar, Kevin Harrington from Shark Tank, many Apprentice winners & Dragon’s Den stars, Paul has a number of high profile Events lined up for 2021 including this Wolf of Wall Street online event in April 2021, featuring Jordan Belfort.

Event Details – Meet Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort on Thursday 22nd of April 2021 from 7pm to 9pm (UK time)!

Click here for more info – https://thewolfofwallstreet.prsnts.co.uk

The Headline Sponsor for this event is Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa

Other Events

PRSNTS have previously done Rugby, Football and Rugby Hospitality events including Rugby away trips, Corporate Rugby Hospitality Six Nations Events & Six Nations Launch events, as well as Corporate Football Hospitality Events and Corporate Golf Events, all featuring Sports Stats and Sporting Celebrities etc. And we will be providing more of these sports hospitality events as well as Premier League Football Hospitality events from 2021 onwards.

International Business Trips

PRSNTS also provide sports away trips, as well as exclusive annual meet Richard Branson, Necker Island trips and cruises etc.

If you are interested in known more please see the Wolf of Wall Street event details via the link or feel free to contact Paul Smolinski on 07920772707 or email: paulsmolinski68@gmail.com.

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Welsh Master Leadership & Public Speaking Coach Helps Spread Love Around the World, as Global Communications Officer at ‘Say Namaste’

‘Say Namaste’ – Do you believe in Love?                        

A Global Song Project and Peace Initiative.

 

‘Say Namaste’ is a global song project created by India based Relationship Coach Shradha WTB. in collaboration with Strymphony Music Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The project has received encouraging response and support from world leaders including The Dalai Lama and the former Global Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle.

                                                                                ‘Say Namaste‘ (‘Namaste’ is a greeting of respect and reverence. It conveys that we are the same and we are one) Say ‘Namaste’ is a non-religious, non-political way of spreading the gift of love around the planet. And what is the common element between music and relationships? Undoubtedly it’s love! 2020 has shown us the importance of our relationships and what are they without love? Let us not underestimate the ripple effect of a stone cast into a lake and the way that positivity can have that same effect.

Somethings brewing – and it’s not tea! But it does come from India and India is now working on a project that will truly embrace humanity, equality and solidarity throughout the world.

Shradha WTB and Strymphony have recently been joined in developing this immense project by Welsh born Master Leadership and Public Speaking Coach Gwenno Dafydd, as Global Communications Officer.

Shradha WTB had been stuck since June 2020 with resolving a business dilemma. Gwenno saw that there was a mismatch and lack of clarity with the message and asked Shradha theleading question, ‘Do you believe in love?’ which led to Shradha having an ‘Aha moment’ which was the starting point for this wonderful initiative, a ‘Conscious Global Revival Initiative’ of love.

Welsh cakes and Indian tea – what a wonderful combination! Duncan Wardle also has a Welsh connection having lived in Wales for four years and has been mentoring Shradha for the last year on her creativity. Watch how it’s blossoming now for the world to see.

In the few short weeks since the ‘Say Namaste’ project has been launched more than 35 countries have sent in their videos. The very first one was from Tibet and ‘Say Namaste’ has also been very blessed with His Holiness Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, The NamgyalMonastery contributing with their video for ‘Say Namaste’. Thanks to Thuten Kesang for bestowing this honour on the project. 

We have received videos from Canada, Bhutan, Ukraine, Wales, Turkey, Japan, Brazil – in fact the four corners of the world including a wonderful video from some of the children from the Season of the Time Media Productions –STMPs in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. “The often forgotten children of KakumaRefugee Camp and I am truly honoured to be part of this wonderful project’’, said FideleWabenga, Project Director and thanks to him for organising all the children so quickly.  

And this is what Ontario based Racheal Elizabeth Bell, says. 

“2020 has truly shaken the world and in times of difficulty we must always “look for the helpers”. If you don’t see one you become one! Being asked to represent Canada in the ‘Say Namaste’ Conscious Global Initiative is my greatest honour. It is an opportunity to be a helper, to show love on a global scale and to show my gratitude for living in a home where I can have peace in times of struggle. This opportunity lit a spark in me that had faded and I am forever filled with love because of it.” 

There are 193 members of the United Nations (U.N.) plus two non-member countries with permanent observer states, the Holy City (The Vatican) and the State of Palestine. So, according to the U.N. there is a grand total of 195 sovereign states in the world today. NASA has shown interest – can we get a Namaste from outer space? Wouldn’t that be cool!

Going full circle, here are some of the inspirational quotes world leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi (another great Indian) and Walt Disney have said.  

 Be the change you want to see in this world  – Mahatma Gandhi 
 If you can dream it – you can do it – Walt Disney
 It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney
 It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others – Dalai Lama. 
 If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito – Dalai Lama. 

And bearing in mind all of these fabulous inspirational quotes Gwenno’s personal challenge to all the world is that all 195 countries come together in unity and record their videos making the prayer symbol and saying Namaste by the first of January 2021, marking it as the ‘Say Namaste Day’. Get a beautiful background showing our precious world in all its glory and say where that place is where you ‘Say Namaste’. Ask your famous friends to do a short clip! Let’s make the world as one and 2021 the year of ‘Namaste’.  

All videos that come in by midnight on the 20thDecember will be included in the next stage of this phenomenal project – some of which will be revealed on the 27th December, building up to the big launch by Duncan Wardle at midnight (New Delhi time) on the 31st January 2020 when ALL will be revealed! Until then – be part of this incredibly exciting unifying project and get your videos in. Further information on how to film your video and what to put into it at ‘Love Revolution’               https://say-namaste.com/index.php/loverevolution

 

Global Press Contact: Gwenno Dafydd 00 44 7855038729

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© Gwenno Dafydd 15th December 2020 https://gwennodafydd.co.uk

Freelance Professional Broadcaster and writer with the BBC since 1980.

 

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The Soldiers’ Charity | Skydive in Wales charity tandem skydive-in-wales

SKYDIVE IN WALES 

Looking for that next big adrenaline rush and a once in a lifetime experience?

Why not jump for charity while doing something incredible, all while supporting the Army’s national charity. Tandem skydiving is the easiest and most hassle-free way to make your first parachute jump. You will be in a dual harness, securely attached to your instructor who will give you a taste of what skydiving is all about. You’ll experience the amazing thrill of freefalling from 12,000 ft and enjoy a long parachute descent.  

Skydive Swansea has been flying high over the glorious Gower Peninsular in South Wales since 2007. Carl Williams (ex army) the Chief Instructor has been involved in the sport for over 30 years. With over 100 hours in free fall & over 13,000 jumps, he has been a tandem instructor for approximately 4,500 tandem jumps. Carl has also been instructing Accelerated Free Fall solo jumps since the early 90’s. Throughout his career, Carl has specialised in many aspects of the sport including flying parachuting aircraft and representing Great Britain in World Championships. Carl has won both team and individual awards in the National Championships between 1993 and 2018.

“What a fantastic day! Wonderful people and such a brilliant experience. Thank you!”
Interested in skydiving as part of a corporate team?

 If so, contact us on wales@soldierscharity.org call 07392 081 730 to find out more.

Fundraising support

We’ve lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid.

We can help you with resources such as collection tins, posters and balloons for your fundraising events.  If you need anything, please contact the team at wales@soldierscharity.org or call us on 02920 726 132.

Registration

We have various dates available in 2021. For more information about jumping for charity, please contact the Skydive Swansea team at info@skydiveswansea.com or call on 01792 207035.

Registration for our skydives in Wales are only £50 and all we ask participants is to commit to trying to raise £395.

If you’d like to pay for the cost of the tandem jump yourself then all we ask is that you just raise a minimum of £165 for our charity. Fundraising options are available on the sign up process. 

To learn more about our charity skydiving opportunities around the UK, simply follow the link here: https://soldierscharity.org/events/categories/extreme/
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Work From Home Passive Income Event hosted by Introbiz for UK

Join the Forex Work From Home Passive Income Event to see how to create a passive income team-building opportunity in the Forex Trading Market, which you can build whilst you work from home:

Passive Income – Make money whilst you sleep
Multiple Streams of Income – Don’t have your eggs all in one basket / Spread your risk
Work from home – Earn money around your lifestyle not instead of it.
90,000 members so far but a huge global opportunity to recruit lots more members
Currently in 185 Countries – Global Opportunity
Build a business, not a career
COVID & Recession Proof!
Be part of the World’s Largest, Most Profitable Industry the Forex Trade (worth £3 Trillion
Learn proven successful team-building strategies
Hear from a number of Introbiz Members who have been in the business since March 2020 and are already making thousands of pounds on their small initial investments from just £300.

The Work from Home Passive Income Event will be held on Zoom and all registrants will be emailed the link.

This is a recurring passive income event that will run weekly on a Wednesday Evening up until Mid December, so new members can use the event to encourage and train their team members and network who are interested in joining or need more information before they decide.

For more about Introbiz see the Introbiz YouTube Channel or the full Introbiz Events section.

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/networking-event/work-from-home-passive-income-event-hosted-by-introbiz/2020-12-02/

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Morning Networking Event Online – #IntrobizGlobalSummit

Morning all 🙋‍♂️ x

Please join us this morning for our daily pre-summit morning Networking event from 9am to 11am (UK time).

You need to join the Introbiz Global Summit Facebook Group and find the networking zoom link there!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1007887316359409/?ref=share

Also feel free to watch the speakers from yesterday summit, this morning.

The videos are available in the Group until the end of the summit (and the weekend) and then only in a full recording of the event following that!

See www.introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ – for more about our speakers recording package #introbizglobalsummit

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Amazon.co.uk Hot New Releases: The bestselling new and future releases in Business Life

Amazon.co.uk Hot New Releases: The bestselling new and future releases in Business Life…

You can buy the No1. Hot release from IWOW (Inspirational women of the world) – featuring 20 uplifting stories from business women and female entrepreneurs from around the World, online now via the Amazon link!

— Read more on www.amazon.co.uk/gp/new-releases/books/268122

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Just over 1 week to go until The Introbiz Global Summit • #IntrobizGlobalSummit

The Introbiz Global Summit
“Rise to thrive“

Introbiz Global Summit 3-Day Virtual Event from 25th – 27th November 2020

Introbiz Global Summit is going to be “The online business event of 2020”, where you get to meet and greet, online, global entrepreneurs & speakers, whilst meeting like-minded business owners & entrepreneurs from across the globe during our additional online networking opportunities. 

Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs will be joining us online, connecting across the planet, and learning about Health, Wealth, Success, Relationships and Connections. The Introbiz Global Summit will be a truly unique event with Global Masters who will teach you how to adapt and thrive from this life-changing year.

Find out more about the Speakers
See 35 of the world’s top Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers online. 

Surround yourself with many of the world’s greatest speakers including Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jairek Robins and many more… 
Learn new strategies to grow your business from industry leaders. 
Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Attend VIP exclusive networking online events with the keynote speakers
Listen to the online recording of WorldClass speakers (at your own leisure)
Build new partnerships and relationships with entrepreneurs from across the planet
Includes a number of Free business networking session online throughout the event.
Book your FREE tickets to the online global event to create real relationships globally via the link below and please register for the pre-summit networking breakfast events here:

Event 1 25th of Nov | Event 2 26th of Nov | Event 3 27th Nov | All 3 Events

*Register for each of the Keynote speaker Sessions that you are interested in attending below.; 

Book Your Place at the FREE Global Summit Now
Global Summit 2020

The Introbiz Global SummitOur Global Speakers ListBonus Offers and Additional OpportunitiesBecome a Sponsor
Global Networking Events – UK Business Expo’s – Introbiz YouTube – Mastermind – Online Shop
— Read more and signup for FREE on introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/

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Listen to one of the World’s best motivational speakers, Les Brown, who’s keynote speaking at the Introbiz Global Summit soon #IntrobizGlobalSummit

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King of Marketing Playlist on the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel #KingofMarketing

www.youtube.com/playlist

If you are interested in Marketing Tips & Marketing Advice from the King of Marketing Mike Armstrong then please take a look at the King of Marketing Playlist on the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel – #MikeArmstrong #MAYouTube #MikeArmstrongYouTube #KOM #KingofMarketing #MAVideos #MikeArmstrongVideos

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Welsh Entrepreneur Mike Armstrong on the Entrepreneurial Truth Podcast in USA

Mike Armstrong from Mike Armstrong News #MikeArmstrong #MANews chatting with @JimBordeau on

the Entrepreneurial Truth Podcast #EntrepreneurialTruth #Podcast –

www.youtube.com/watch

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Forex Passive Income Training Event

Join the weekly Forex Passive Income Training Event to learn how to create a passive income team-building opportunity in the Forex Trading Market, which you can build whilst working from home #WFH:

Passive Income – Make money whilst you sleep
Multiple Streams of Income – Don’t have your eggs all in one basket / Spread your risk
Work from home – Earn money around your lifestyle not instead of it.
90,000 members so far but a huge global opportunity to recruit lots more members
Currently in 185 Countries – Global Opportunity
Build a business, not a career
COVID & Recession Proof!
Be part of the World’s Largest, Most Profitable Industry the Forex Trade (worth £3 Trillion
Learn proven successful team-building strategies
Hear from a number of Introbiz Members who have been in the business since March 2020 and are already making thousands of pounds on their small initial investments from just £300.

The Forex Passive Income Training Event will be held on Zoom and all registrants will be emailed the link.

This is a recurring passive income event that will run weekly on a Wednesday Evening up until Mid December, so new members can use the event to encourage and train their team members and network who are interested in joining or need more information before they decide.

For more about Introbiz see the Introbiz YouTube Channel or to see the full range of our business events please see the Introbiz Events section where you can register for the next event that fits in with your schedule.

Send any enquiries or your email address to mike@introbiz.co.uk and I can send you a zoom link for the weekly meeting!

— Read more on introbiz.co.uk/forex-passive-income-training-event/

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Seven Ways To Keep A Cool Head During Lockdown

On Saturday, Britsh prime minster Boris Johnson announced that the U.K. would effectively be entering a second national lockdown from Thursday. This lockdown, which came as a surprise to many, is due to last for four weeks, ending on 2 December. 

In this environment of extreme uncertainty, leaders will need to keep thinking positively and draw on their resilience in order to keep a cool head. So, how can they do this? Here, seven successful entrepreneurs, mentors and business owners offer their top tips for remaining resilient through a second national lockdown.

1.     Believe that NO means Next Opportunity

“The secret of my success was to always think of the corridor concept and believe that with the right determination and persistence, doors would always open for me,” says Darren Lewitt, businessman, mentor and author of Dream, Create, Believe, Achieve. “Why not challenge yourself and decide which doors and corridors you ultimately aim to conquer? Sometimes a door will be shut firmly in your face, but you must not let that set you back. I have always believed that if someone says ‘NO’ it simply means ‘Next Opportunity’. Stay positive and believe that things happen for a reason and you’ll do just fine.”

2.     Don’t take setbacks personally, see them as feedback

“Life is a constant test of character, belief and ideals,” observes Leonard Sekyonda, an entrepreneur, mentor and author of Be Your Own Hero Again. “Throughout life we are presented with many obstacles and challenges that will test us, but it is only through resilience that we are truly able to go after what we aspire to achieve in life. To be resilient is to not give up, just pick yourself up and try again. So many people stop at the first few obstacles they face and, as a result, never get to discover their true capability. I believe resilience is the ability to not take our setbacks personally but instead to see them as feedback.”

3.     Be prepared to pivot 

“Life as a business owner is very tough and not for the faint-hearted,” argues Tracey Smolinski, founder of global business network Introbiz and co-author of Inspirational Women of the World. “As soon as Covid-19 hit, we had to make very fast decisions to alter and pivot the business. From doing all our business 100% face-to-face we had to shift, learning the skills of Zoom and other online platforms. It is so important to have a good network around you in these challenging times.”

4.     Don’t be afraid of making mistakes – none of us are perfect

“Over the years I have made a lot of mistakes that have cost me time and money, millions sometimes,” says Gian Paolo Aliatis, a serial entrepreneur and co-living property expert. “From mistakes comes wisdom, however. In the long run, my mistakes will save me 10-fold in profit compared with what I lost making those initial mistakes. I am still surprised by the level of business and industry knowledge that I have managed to acquire.”

5.     Accept that you can’t control everything

“Try to accept the situation you’re in, rather than put energy into fighting or questioning things,” advises Blake Auden, a graphic artist and poet. “It takes time, but once we come to accept what’s going on, we can focus on taking positive steps to improve the things we can control. I try to count the things I’m grateful for once a day, limit my exposure to the news and negative social media, and do all I can to actively seek out positive stories. Lastly, I try to focus on my art: on turning everything I’m feeling into something creative. Every day I make time to write, draw, journal, paint – anything that gives the day some structure and allows me to forget the outside world for just a little while.”

6.     Choose to be joyful and positive 

“Something I remind myself of every single day is to choose joy and positivity over anything else,” reveals Emilia Ohrtmann, serial entrepreneur, designer and author of It’s Your Life: How to Choose Confidence. “Whether it’s enjoying some special bonding times with your children, connecting with old friends via the internet, trying something new like baking or a new yoga posture, being a child again or dancing in the living room to loud music, look for the little things that bring joy.”

7.     Get reacquainted with nature… and your partner

“Take advantage of the opportunity to exercise outdoors,” recommends Suzanne Pool, a women’s empowerment expert and author of Discipline: A Secret Code for Women in the Bedroom, Boardroom and Beyond. “A brisk walk every day is great for mental health. It’s an opportunity to process our thoughts and release pent-up energy. A walk also provides some structure in the day – it’s a useful anchor when many of our routines have been taken away from us. My other tip is to have some fun with your other half. Lockdown means we’re spending far more time with our partners, but that’s a useful chance to get to know each other again, and possibly rekindle some dwindling flames.”

The next four weeks are set to be a testing time for U.K. leaders, who will be expected to maintain the morale of their teams without knowing exactly what lies ahead. By focusing on these seven tips, they can help to enhance their own resilience so they emerge from the latest lockdown in a good state of mind.

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Welsh Business News – New Welsh hospitality measures announced for after firebreak via Business Live #WelshBiz

New Welsh hospitality measures announced for after firebreak – Business Live
— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/new-welsh-hospitality-measures-announced-19215079.amp

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Welsh Business News – The latest appointments in Welsh business via Business Live #WelshBiz

The latest appointments in Welsh business – Business Live
— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.business-live.co.uk/professional-services/latest-appointments-welsh-business-19205878.amp

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Welsh Business News – Welsh Government to support small businesses with innovative ideas #WelshBiz

The Welsh Government is making funding available to support businesses with innovative products and services that will help communities and the public sector adapt to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), which can offer up to £50,000 to promising projects able to start in January 2021 and complete by the end of March, will also be important for schemes that can support the public sector after the EU Transition period.

The focus will be on creating better lives closer to home, by delivering against three key objectives that support the Welsh Government’s Economic Action Plan. These are to:

Build Back Green – enabling businesses and communities to adapt to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19 with a focus on a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable Wales. We are looking for solutions that enable people to continue to work closer to home, considering accessibility and safety whilst maintaining a sense of community and connection.
Create sustainability and security in supply chains – supporting place-based and needs-led driven business supply chains to secure jobs for the future and to safeguard against further supply chain disruptions so that communities have access to healthy food sources.
Support mental and physical wellbeing for all generations – developing new products and services to address mental health, improve access to care, and support the resilience of communities throughout the pandemic and beyond.
Solutions could include ways to use emerging digital and smart technology to support the mental wellbeing of people within communities; reduce the impact of emissions on health; tackle the impacts of food poverty; or reduce unemployment and the need to commute.

Minister for Economy, Transport, and North Wales, Ken Skates, said: “The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest public health emergency this country has ever faced. We need people with expertise, entrepreneurship and innovative thinking to work with us and help deliver sustainable solutions to the challenges it poses to the long term wellbeing of our communities and economy.

“I am incredibly proud of the ingenuity and sense of community Wales has demonstrated in dealing with the impacts of coronavirus virus, but there is much more to be done as we continue to adapt to the ever changing landscape in which we live and work.

“The Small Business Research Initiative provides important funding for firms to link with the public sector and deliver important solutions to specific challenges. I encourage those with an interest to get involved.”

Lynda Jones, SBRI Centre of Excellence manager, said: “COVID 19 has affected us all, and for this challenge we are seeking innovations that will help support long term health and wellbeing whilst supporting communities and the economy.

“Successful applicants will have the unique opportunity to collaborate and work closely with a team of experts from the relevant sectors to help develop their solutions.”

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) has a total of £250,000 available to offer successful projects.

Businesses have until 12pm on November 27, 2020 to submit their ideas.

For more information, e-mail: SBRI.COE@wales.nhs.uk

For more information and to submit a project for consideration, visit: sdi.click/betterlives
— Read on www.wales247.co.uk/welsh-government-to-support-small-businesses-with-innovative-ideas/

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