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GETTING ORGANISED FOR CHRISTMAS

When I was young I remember Christmas just magically happened, mum and dad always prepared a fabulous meal and the lovely gifts and the general good cheer just fell out of Santa’s sack on Christmas Eve. Discovering the truth about Christmas planning was almost as disappointing as uncovering Santa’s real identity. A great Christmas requires a degree of planning and organisation, just enough to keep you feeling in control and excited, but not so much that you spend months stressing about it. Here are some tasks you might want to think about getting organised now to make your Christmas less stressful and more organised.

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DO YOU HAVE A BUSHFIRE PLAN?

Last week our community came under direct threat from an out of control bushfire. We evacuated from our property and spent a very nervous few days monitoring it. When we were allowed back to our homes, the fire was still burning out of control (in another direction). The constant sound of choppers overhead, the smoke, sirens, our town constantly mentioned on the radio, tv, newspapers and social media, and the many frightening photos, were a constant reminder that things were still grim. Our little community banded together and did what we could to support each other. Fortunately it’s now controlled, and our heartfelt thanks go out to all the emergency services and our amazing Country Fire Authority who so selflessly put their own lives at risk to save our properties.

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TOP TIPS TO CREATE A GREAT PROFILE PICTURE

On a professional networking site such as LinkedIn, it’s important to have a profile picture. It’s a known fact that recruiters spend more time viewing your online profile picture than looking at your skills or past work experience. You want to look credible, confident and professional, someone who’d be an asset in any office. Here are my top tips for creating a great profile picture:

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TEN WAYS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR WEBSITE

Just because you've gone and created a website to give your business an online presence, doesnt automatically mean it will instantly start working for you. You need to make a plan to market and continually maintain your website, not only so that your products and services can be found, but also so that it acts as your 24/7 sales representative. Like all good ideas and products, websites need to be nurtured and maintained to ensure they work as best they can for you. Here are my top ten tips to help promote and market your website: