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Creating a great first impression

Yesterday I took my friend to the gym.  She was terrified!  What to me was an everyday occurrence that I enjoyed, became for her a scary experience that took her right out of her comfort zone. On discussing this further

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So you want your club to be successful – part 2 of 4

In my last post I identified 4 key phases to successful planning and we looked in detail at phase 1- preparation.  I can’t emphasise enough how important the preparation stage is to ensure your plan has impact. So as a

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Losing your club data..a disaster waiting to happen?

I am sure most people reading this post will be confident that their club information is safe from a disaster.  But when you come to think of it we hold quite a lot of data as club administrators, both in

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Drugs scandals – justice for all?

Seb Coe has called for coaches, managers and agents to be banned as well as athletes in the wake of the latest drugs scandal. Whilst I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment I do worry that we will never be in

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A little less conversation!

An extreme way to keep committee meetings short, taking away the chairs could make it even shorter! Hands up if you’ve ever been to a committee meeting that: a) bored you to tears b) over ran by more than an

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Glasgow 2014 – is your awareness strategy in place?

Glasgow 2014 – one year to go.. The countdown has started, Glasgow 2014 will soon be upon us and this time we will be ready…… Firstly, I am sure that as a club you will know if your sport is

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Finding volunteers; postcode lottery, kudos or a marketing issue?

My local Parkinson’s support group have been looking for a new treasurer for over a year without success.  Despite advertising locally, via the website, twitter, word of mouth and with CSV we have attracted no applicants.  Whilst this could be

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