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R U OK DAY

A CONVERSATION CAN CHANGE A LIFE

Today is R U OK? Day! and it is the biggest, best and brightest day of the year. Why? Because it’s an opportunity for family, friends and workmates to connect, start a conversation and make a promise to be there for each other more often.

Is your gut instinct saying someone might not be doing so well? Perhaps they’re just not themselves and you’ve noticed a change in what they’re saying or doing? You’ve got what it takes to ask “are you ok?” and make a difference. Today is a reminder and opportunity to meaningfully connect with the people around you and start a conversation with those in your world who may be struggling with life.

You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener.

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

1. Ask R U OK?

2. Listen

3. Encourage action

4. Check in

R U OK? resources you can use every day

If you really want to make a difference, we need your help to champion the message in your workplace, school and community every day of the year. You don’t have to do it alone because we’ve some amazing resources you can use.

LIVE WEBINAR | TONY ADAMS

HOW TO BEAT YOUR COMPETITORS ON GOOGLE

“We are in the trenches doing this work and have a specific formula for getting businesses found on Google regardless of their size.” Tony Adams – SEO Specialist

Covid-19 has taught business owners from all sectors that the business landscape has changed significantly – competitors who have a focus on online sales, presence, and marketing are cleaning up, and those who are not doing this are realising they need to take action fast or be left behind.

Tony Adams has had over 20 years experience at optimising websites around the globe. His clients are as big as Club Med in Paris & Trip.com in China, Singapore biotech company Invitrocue through to local businesses ranging from medical, law, financial services, accounting and start-ups. He is a recognised technical SEO expert and is invited to present at digital marketing conferences around the globe.

During this webinar Tony Adams will discuss with you:

  • Why website loading speed is crucial.
  • How Google uses structured data to confirm your authority.
  • Why referring links from authoritative sites are essential.
  • How to outrank your competitors.

And arm you with the tools to spearhead your business into the future.

WHEN:
Thursday 30th September 2021
5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE:
Online

UPCOMING EVENTS

Be sure to stay up to date with all of our upcoming events online.

These events will still go ahead if the relevant state is in lockdown – they will just be moved to online events, so you will still have your chance to network, socialise and unwind.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more events from this exciting list!

October 2021
18 October 2021

No Jab, No Job | Online Webinar

Join our panel of industry leaders in an evocative discussion on the No Jab, No Job ...

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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28 October 2021

Mary Jensen | Positive Mindset

Come and join us to learn some practical strategies that you can implement immediately to help ...

5:30 PM
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November 2021
10 November 2021
11 November 2021

WOBI on Leadership | Pat Lencioni

The exclusive masterclass with Pat Lencioni ...

All Day
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11 November 2021

WOBI on Leadership | Pat Lencioni

The exclusive masterclass with Pat Lencioni ...

All Day
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BLOG | THE CORPORATE SPRUCE

Working from home could seem a little daunting, especially when you don’t have the right set up for it.

Here are some tips that can help bring some life to your home office setup and influence your productivity as well as your creativity!

3 WAYS TO BRING LIFE TO YOUR OFFICE

On average, we spend 1,900 hours a year in the office, so it only seems fitting to make your workspace more like home. Whether you’re in a bright window suite or the humble internal office, we look at 3 ways to make the space amongst your four walls burst with energy.

Pigment of Your Imagination

Choosing the right colour and décor scheme is the best way to make the most out of any space, especially when you don’t have much space at all. Whilst colours like peach and daffodil can boost enthusiasm and creativity, teal and emerald promote focus and performance.

When working with an internal office with no natural light, things can be a bit tricky. If you are a minimalist, we recommend a soft grey backdrop with white furnishings and striking greenery. For something with a bit of zest, opt for a blush feature wall, chrome features and white marble prints. Strategically placed mirrors and glass also have the natural ability to make a space feel larger, so don’t be afraid to bring these components into your professional setting.

Welcome to the Jungle

Bringing live plants into your office may seem a little daunting, especially if your green thumb has seen better days. However, there are many benefits to greenery in the workplace that you may not even notice.

The humble desk plant brings us closer to nature and makes us feel like we aren’t stuck inside for that nine to five, influencing a sense of calm and peace. Certain indoor plants like the rubber tree plant provide air-purifying abilities as well, which can turn your office into a literal breath of fresh air.

Some of the best options for those who want to liven up their windowsill are various succulents and cacti or pairing pelargoniums and bougainvillea for that pop of floral colour. Our personal favourite would be the Chinese Money Plant (pilea) for its deep leathery green leaves.

If your space has little to no light, never fear, there are many high tolerance plants available to you. The hardy snake plant can grow from 12 to 48 inches tall and bears striking gold-rimmed leaves. Alternatively, the ZZ Plant is incredibly popular and one of the easiest indoor plants to care for.