It’s been another big week around the world with the impact of COVID-19 continuing to challenge all aspects of our lives. But we’re still here and we’re staying positive!
Thanks for the great feedback on our “Socialise at Sunset” virtual networking sessions for members! Despite my internet challenges, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to catch up in a virtual setting, talk about the week that was, and share some great stories. Don’t forget that this week’s S@S is on today (Thursday) from 4:30pm, due to tomorrow’s public holiday. If you haven’t already registered for this free session, it’s not too late. Click here to register, and pop a beverage or other treat in your fridge to chill!
You may have noticed that we’ve been sharing Member Highlights through the WNA social platforms. This is your time to shine, so we’ll be doing this more over the coming weeks and months. Information is sourced from the member profiles on our WNA website, so if you’ve been procrastinating on updating your profile and headshot and other details, now is the time to get it done!
And if it’s been a while since you checked out the WNA Website, add it to your ‘To Do’ list. At womensnetwork.com.au, you can catch up on our latest WNA Magazine, read the treasure trove of advice and blogs in our “In the News” section, or connect through the Member Directory accessible through your ‘My Account’ page. Remember, this is your website, so take advantage of what it offers you and your business.
As you know, WNA is all about connecting, collaborating and empowering women. Now more than ever, we have to work together and help each other through this difficult time. I am privileged and proud to work with you all, and I’m here to help in any way I can.
WNA Virtual, packed with practical tips and delivered by inspiring speakers who share their secrets, is now launched and will be your lifeline to survive and thrive!
Join us for a six-episode season of live webinars, or sign up for individual episodes. We’re bringing WNA’s events directly to you!
Our first episode, presented by Voice Coach Sally Prosser, is coming up on Wednesday 15 April at 12pm via Zoom.
Episode 1 – “Five Ways to Avoid Your Listener Hitting Mute”.
An essential guide to successful teleconferencing. Presented by Voice Coach Sally Prosser.
With face-to-face communication on hold,our VOICE plays an even more critical role in connecting with others. Voice Coach Sally Prosser shares five ways you can use your voice to engage people on the other side of the screen or phone and avoid them drifting off, yawning or hitting the mute button!
But don’t forget, Episode Two is also coming up quickly. Presented by Janet Camilleri of Front Page Web Writing, Episode Two will teach you the secrets to getting found online and ensure that when things return to normal (and they will!) your website will be at the top of those search results!
Episode 2 – “The Secrets to Getting Found Online”.
An SOS Guide to SEO. Presented by JanetCamilleri of Front Page Web Writing.
While many businesses are going into hibernation until coronavirus has passed, NOW is the time to get your business ready for post-pandemic success! SEO expert Janet Camilleri will share the secrets to getting found online.
How did you find last week’s “Time-filling Tips”? With Easter at Home this year, here’s some more inspiration to keep you feeling positive! And if you have some great tips and recommendations, feel free to pass them on.
Check out the “Keeping You Organized” podcast by Smead Manufacturing. This is a US-based company but they have some excellent episodes presented by top-notch organisers. Some relevant episodes at the moment include “Productivity While Working from Home”,“How to Organise a Home Office” and “Five Tips for a More Productive Day”.
If you’re struggling to engage in reading at the moment, why not try an audiobook? Audible by Amazon have many offers available, including free audio books for children.
On Monday in our WNA Facebook Group we’ll be offering the opportunity for WNA members to “match”. It’s all about alerting the group to products or services that you’re in need of, as well as what you can offer in return, and seeing if other businesses can assist. You can then take those “matched” discussions offline and hopefully help each other to keep moving forward. It’s a fabulous opportunity, so over the weekend put some thought into whether this might suit you and prepare your post. Then keep your eyes on our Facebook Group Monday morning and be ready to go!
We will be using our WNA social media channels to promote member businesses and to share your blogs and online events, as well as giving you the opportunity in our Facebook Group to promote your business every Tuesday.
This week we featured wonderful WNA Members Margaret Campbell-Ryder of Red Hill Gallery, and Ebru Sak of Saks Salons. Take a look below to find out more about the steps Margaret and Ebru have taken to transform their businesses during this time of change.
The cultural, tourism and arts sectors felt the first wave impact of COVID-19. Equally these will be the first sectors called upon to lift us up and out! Awesome work by WNA member Margaret Campbell-Ryder who this week took the iconic Red Hill Gallery online! What could be more inspirational when you're sitting at home than to admire a work of art? Follow @redhillgallery to see more of these amazing works and support Australian artists!
With social distancing restrictions in place and business owners having to work hard to keep their businesses afloat, Ebru Saks, Director of @sakssalons has risen to the challenge. Ebru has created a 15-minute colour service that requires no extra staff or training, has been proven to lift revenue and clientele and best yet, is being offered to salon owners free-of-charge. The service known as Colour Express will help salons keep their doors open and their staff employed during these uncertain times. It's important as business owners to be adaptable and I think we can all agree that this innovation is a winner!
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