Small businesses had quite the year in 2017, underpinned by the vote to leave the EU, and the subsequent fluctuations and uncertainty in international trade.
But in spite of this unpredictability, the UK’s SMEs flourished in the latter half of last year, and naturally, business people want to keep this ball rolling and ensure security for their companies to the best of their ability. Writing for We Are The City, Simon joined a selection of other industry experts to provide their advice , for laying down the foundation for a strong 2018.
Simon’s advice was:
The Perfect Presentation
We all know how important first impressions are in business, and this often means giving a strong presentation. Even the most talented businessperson can be derailed by lack of presenting skills, so don’t let yourself down by neglecting this essential area. The most effective way to combat public speaking anxiety is to prepare, prepare, prepare. Getting used to the space where you will be conducting your presentation will help keep nerves at bay. This can be achieved by getting to your venue early, finding key distinct places in the room, and at each take a deep diaphragmatic breath, breathing in and out slowly. This method will help refuel your voice and slow your heart rate, helping you come across credibly to potential investors and clients.
You can read the full article on We Are The City here