Older and larger businesses have the benefit of a long-standing reputation, and a back catalogue of work to point to as evidence of the quality of work produced – but how can a smaller business build a stable brand image?
Does your business have a corporate dress code? If so, there may be an uprising from staff as a third believe that the days of specifying attire should be left to the schoolyard.
Employers are being urged to crack down on employees showing off their "personal styles" at work.
With the recent concerns around a skills shortage, it's no wonder that recruitment has been a headache for firms. And despite firms being more confident about the economy, the hiring process is still time-consuming and often eats into valuable business time. But although you may not be involved in a hefty battle for being rude, your reputation will still be on the line.
It all depends on WHY you are giving the speech in the first place, and whether you are a professional speaker or a business speaker, according to Bob Ferguson from Toastmasters International.