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How do I grow my small business? How do I go from being a solopreneur to growing and scaling a sustainable business that gives me a lifestyle I love and gives me more freedom and time. How do I play a bigger game and impact more people? -------- Welcome to the HerBusiness podcast. I’m Suzi Dafnis, CEO at HerBusiness - the most collaborative community for women growing and scaling a business. This podcast is designed to help you create your IDEAL business one that lets you live the lifestyle ...
 
The BOOKED for Lunch podcast features interviews with the world's best business book authors and thinkers. Ideal for those who want to expand their business education and be inspired by thought leaders who present on trends and big ideas. Host: Suzi Dafnis, Australian Businesswomen's Network. More details at www.abn.org.au
 
Leanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator blog reveals all of her group facilitation, training and workshop tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you step out in front of a group. Discover how you can tweak elements of your facilitation style, or incorporate new techniques to engage your audience and leave with lasting impact (and 5-star feedback). Icebreakers, leadership, group interaction, preparation, games, conflict, props, flip-charts, delivery, voice, body ...
 
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You have a product or a service that you KNOW people need. But, you're not getting as many sales, and you know you want. You're settling for fewer clients than you could have. What's happening? And, what can you do that will turn the tide and give you a flow of new clients coming your way? I recently interviewed hundreds of women business owners wh…
 
When did I realise I loved talking about group dynamics? When I was 16, at a netball camp, we did a team-building high ropes course together. Btw - I hate high ropes, but I loved the debriefing part afterwards! The reason I share this, is because this week’s guest Phil Brown works for an adventure company called High 5 Adventure, and he joined the …
 
When I work with women to help them grow their businesses and build strong connection networks, Speaking Up is an essential key move I help them to master. Until we can get some mastery over our ability to speak up, we can fail to meet our true potential in sales, fame, the impact we have and our ultimate success. It takes speaking up to reach more…
 
Things that are easier said than done: “Just be yourself!” Why is this so hard? Here are a couple of reasons: It’s sometimes hard to see the label when we’re inside the bottle and this creates so We’re scared to share who we really are with the world, in case we get rejected... My guest this week, Leslie Ehm helps people discover their uniqueness a…
 
We know we need more clients and we need clients coming back and referring us when they've used our services, or visited our eCommerce store, or come into our retail outlet. Getting new clients starts with Showing Up. But, SHOWING UP isn't always easy, even for the most outgoing women. SHOWING UP in a consistent way can be tricky when we have so ma…
 
Do you rely on your colleagues to provides input and decisions to move a project forward? Do you find that you're constantly chasing people to get things done, and finding it hard to build relationships because you can't catch up with people in person? Then, this episode is for you. When we used to do things face to face, and I had to chase a colle…
 
If you’ve been trying to get something done for a while and every time you think about it your eyes roll to the back of your head… If you can’t seem to sit your butt down long enough to make progress on that project you’ve been meaning to get done… It’s likely that there is something about the tasks is triggering you emotionally The magnitude of th…
 
Digital transformation is so hot right now! And isn’t it amazing that my guest today suggests that our superpower of facilitation can help create this transformation in organisations?! Mike Knapp believes there is a better way for business owners and leaders to build their businesses and achieve their big goals. In this conversation, he shares how …
 
Every day I see women in the HerBusiness Network making big leaps in their business. They’re changing their revenue model. Launching a new product or service. Going from being an offline business to an online business. Or, they’re transitioning from being a solopreneur to growing a team. Others are bringing on more senior staff and moving out of th…
 
Move over virtual workshops, let’s talk about virtual marathons - more specifically, online events that can span over a couple of days. It’s a different game, with longer interaction, so how do you maintain your energy, and keep your participants wanting more, too? This week’s guest is the perfect person to answer this question because she’s been r…
 
Running a successful business takes energy. A ton of energy. So, how do we create more and more of the energy that makes things happen? The energy that has you feeling GOOD as you do what you do each day. The energy that puts you a great mood and builds your confidence. Loving what you do. Doing what you love. Feeling like there’s a good exchange o…
 
In case you can’t tell, I love conversations. If my life could involve having morning coffees with interesting people, then chatting with other cool people over an afternoon champagne by the water, rinse and repeat every day x 5 days, my life would be complete. What’s interesting is that I’m really not the best (or interested?) in small talk. I don…
 
You've likely heard the phrase: Proceed with caution. If you've been in business for any time at all, you've likely made mistakes that have you be more cautious as you think about your next steps. Maybe you tried to reach a revenue figure in 2020 and missed it by a mile. Or, you hired that person that you were counting on to get you out of the day …
 
This episode comes with a warning: If you’re not interested in being inspired, then don’t tune in! This week, we have a special guest on the show, who I met during my 20 week consulting gig last year. I was lucky enough to be placed in a team with him, and I say that because when you talk to him it feels like you’re sitting in the front row of a TE…
 
Do you find yourself asking for feedback? Maybe you’ve had a graphic designer work up a new logo for you. You have the choice down to a couple of options and you’re not sure which way to go. So, you reach out and ask for feedback. Or, you’re not sure what to name your new product or service. So you post into a random Facebook group and ask for feed…
 
What’s the role of a facilitator? I think we’re there to stimulate CHANGE. So what better time to talk about making changes than at the start of a new year? As world leading body language Mark Bowden (also previous guest of 2 x First Time Facilitator episodes) says, “As facilitators, we are the leading signal in the room. People look to us to decid…
 
When I look back on the year 2020 I count my blessings that I live in a country that has been barely impacted by COVID compared to other countries. I live in a country where the political system has been pretty stable. I live in a city where I have been lucky enough to be able to get outdoors and do things I love, like going for a run while my frie…
 
Guess what? You can become that amazing storytelling you secretly want to be! In this First Time Facilitator re-run of Episode 8, internationally bestselling author Matthew Dicks shares why storytelling so important, and how telling stories is not simply sharing a series of events; it’s the manipulation of emotions. It’s a skill that can be taught …
 
What if working longer hours does not mean working more productively? What if doing more marketing, more promotions doesn’t lead to more dollars in your bank account at the end of the month? What if you could do a whole lot LESS and get MORE results? Morten Hanson is a management professor at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, and …
 
I thought I’d bring you a festive episode this week! Host of the Workshops Work podcast, Dr Myriam Hadnes put a call out to previous guests on her show and invited us to facilitate a #neverdonebefore virtual workshop experience for the #neverdonebefore 24 hour, global festival. The idea I landed on for my workshop was this: What would it be like, t…
 
Do you ever feel stuck, trying to make a decision but feeling unsure what you should do next? Maybe you find yourself asking: Should I start a membership? Should I be on instagram? Should I do an online course? Should I update my website? I don’t have a lead magnet. I don’t know what to do to get leads. I don’t know what to focus on. It can be craz…
 
I’m taking inspiration from Oprah’s Favourite Things to bring you the Ultimate Facilitator Holiday Wish list! You may want to share this episode with a loved one, if they want some last minute stocking-filler ideas, or x-factor gift ideas to ramp up your facilitation game. Many of the suggestions here focus on the virtual facilitation world and spa…
 
You’ve been in business for a while. A few years. Or maybe a LOT of years. And yet. there are still areas of business that you still haven’t figured out. Maybe you’re still not making a profit. Or your marketing is still ad hoc. Or, maybe you haven’t managed to keep team members motivated or following procedures and getting their job done just the …
 
Wow, Episode 150. How did we get here? In this solo episode, I wanted to reflect on the last 50 weeks (and 50 episodes) and what I’ve learnt both from podcast episodes, from business and also from, well, LIFE in 2020. Hasn’t this year been a great teacher for us all?! I weave between random topics, all linked through some lessons learnt on the show…
 
Do you tend to get close to burnout, no matter how organised you try and be around how you spend your time? Maybe you don’t even realise it and that exhaustion gets you by surprise throughout the year. And, maybe you want to have a year that has a little more ease about it in the new year. You want to do lots of interesting projects, but you don’t …
 
This week, we're talking about the value of tactile objects in your workshop and how they can help unlock great ideas, real conversations and so much more (oh and yes, this can work virtually, too). I’m talking about Lego® Serious Play®. Today's guest, Michael Fearne is all about sharing the Lego® Serious Play® love with the world, and he’s even wr…
 
Can you use space to create contrast, even in a virtual call? Today’s guest proves that you can! We have an absolute world-leader in the field of nonverbal communication joining us on the show, Michael Grinder. Michael Grinder has over 40 years of experience training thousands of groups. Known as the pioneer of nonverbal communication, Michael help…
 
My experience with 80% of the university lectures I attended? BORING. This week, I’m talking to someone who has a similar mission as me, but her audience is the higher ed sector! Dr Barbi Honeycutt is my guest and she works with professors, instructors, faculty development professionals, instructional designers, graduate students, postdocs, and ent…
 
I spend TOO many time designing workshops, making sure every activity, every piece of content is fit for purpose! Wouldn't it be great if planning a workshop was as easy as shuffling some cards around? Today's guest thought so, too! Meg Bolger is a facilitator working to create a more beautiful and just world. She's the co-developer of Facilitator …
 
In today’s episode, I draw an activity extract out from a recent Virtually Possible 2.0 call, where i was joined by Marisa Agrasut and Joeri Schilders. In this conversation, Marisa shares a virtual session she developed called: Activate your attention; how to prime your natural listening and observation skills for meaningful and rich conversations.…
 
Having a home base as a facilitator. A metaphorical place in your workshop room, where you can reset. What's not to love about that idea? This week on the show I’m chatting to Jordan Mendoza. The best advice Jordan was given when he was a First Time Facilitator, was about discovering that home base: A place where you can reset/centre yourself durin…
 
In this Flipchart live-stream event, Leanne Hughes answers the following three questions: How do you embed leadership workshop material through coaching sessions held after your workshop? How do you facilitate a hybrid workshop, where you have guests in-person, and guests who dial in? How do you say goodbye and end your virtual workshop, without it…
 
Are you exploring or tossing up the opportunity of going out on your own - of being your own boss? As I’m 18 months into my own journey, I always love the opportunity to discuss what it takes to do that, to build and maintain your sanity! Today’s guest is an absolute rock-star when it comes to this, too - so if you’re into building your own facilit…
 
Okay, we all know it's important to get a good night's sleep, switch off, clarify your vision, and deal with stress. But like most things in life - these things are much easier said than done. The best part of my conversation today with my good friend, Warren James is the pragmatic approach is takes to all of this important life and work stuff (inc…
 
It’s always fun to deliver a project but as we all know as facilitators, many of the lessons learned are discovered in the reflection! Joeri Schilders and I met a few months ago and in space of a few weeks, created a concept for a project, launched it, welcomed members in, created the program and delivered it. In this episode, Joeri and I debrief t…
 
What to do with your communication when things get tough? That’s what this episode is about. And, we’re doing something a little different. This episode includes highlights from an episode of my other show, Content Sells which I copresent with Marketing Expert Michelle Falzon. This has been a really popular episode and I wanted to share it with you…
 
Today, I’m chatting to someone who also shares my love for the Clifton Strengths tool. It’s all well and good to find a tool you love, that echoes back what you think + feel about yourself but more importantly? It’s what you do with it that matters! Today’s guest, Charlotte Blair from The Strengths Partners shares how we can apply and activate our …
 
We’ve been delivering in-person workshops for years. We’re comfortable. Give us a marker pen, some butcher’s paper and some decent catering: We’re good to go! When Covid hit earlier this year, many of us had to shift gears and deliver workshops online. We had to adjust to new technology, new ways of experiencing workshops, a range of energy levels.…
 
Think of something that really matters to you, something that you’re truly passionate about. Are you doing it? Are you living your passion, or do you keep pushing it aside? What if I told you that by embracing your passion, you could positively impact the way you think, the way you feel, the actions that you take and the impact you have on others. …
 
Ever since I spoke to Jacinta Cubis on the show, I've started noticing more facilitation lessons around me, every day. In this week's episode, I share the story of my return to a group fitness class at the gym, and what I learnt about virtual facilitation as a result. Click here to view the show notes. Get on the Virtually Possible 2.0 waitlist…
 
Starting and building a sustainable business is a little like art in the making. It's about trying new things, and seeing if they work. And, if they don't, making corrections and continuing on your journey. Artists go through this process time after time — it's how they create art that resonates with us. When we're attracted to a piece of art, it's…
 
Mark Bowden is back! It sounds weird to say this: But this guy makes you feel at home when you chat to him. Yes, I know we’re all at home already — he’s curious, he uses your name when he talks to you, he asks questions, he nods, he does all the things to make you feel safe and ready to contribute. I spoke to Mark in Episode 102 of the First Time F…
 
Have you been running webinars but finding it difficult to get people through the door? This week’s guest is great at tuning in to topics that people actually want, and he’s figured out a pretty neat system to do this! Ken Burgin works with foodservice operators to assist them to be more popular & successful. He is a former cafe and restaurant owne…
 
Even if you’re surrounded by people who love and care about you, there can still be times when it feels like there’s no-one to turn to. Friends just don’t get it. Your partner, your family, other important people in your life — they may mean well but they can sometimes keep you down by trying to keep you safe. And you can begin to second guess your…
 
Are you zipping around from one virtual meeting to the next? Clicking Exit on a call, then clicking a new link to jump on the next without getting space in between? I am! How can we facilitate an experience, where our participants arrive into our virtual workshops with renewed energy and focus? That's the conversation I have with today's guest, Wad…
 
There are things we know how to do well in our business. We had skills before we started our business. And, then we have skills that we've developed over years of practice. The moment we decide to try something new, we are like a beginner. A child learning to play a new instrument. We start to practise - to study, to rehearse our skills. We experim…
 
Anytime you’re live - whether that’s presenting a webinar, or a face-to-face workshop, you’re essentially exchanging your time for money. Today’s guest, Sarah Cordiner has helped over 132,000 students from all over the world. You don’t do that by running workshops, you do it by scaling what you offer through digital programs and courses. Where do y…
 
In this episode, we introduce you to our weekly Facebook show Women, Words + Wine. A weekly event created primarily for women business owners to get together with other like-minded women online, to discuss business and life over a glass of wine. Each week your host, Suzi Dafnis, we’ll feature guest(s) who will bring their expertise and sense of won…
 
Panel discussions! You see some great ones, you see some ordinary ones. A few years ago I was really into the ABC TV show, Q&A with Tony Jones. Some people didn’t enjoy his style. I loved it. He was direct, funny, great at segueing the conversation and getting panellists to add, argue, contradict each other, which created fantastic drama. It’s real…
 
Sometimes in business, we see our competitor doing something really cool. So, we decide we probably ought to do that thing too. Or, we get some feedback that we really should be doing this, or that, because it’s an opportunity that might lead to great prosperity for our business. Or, we say we’ll do something. Go off the idea. But then feel compell…
 
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