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Short + Sweet at The Seymour Theatre with Adam Szudrich & Phillip John

Short + Sweet at The Seymour Theatre with Adam Szudrich & Phillip John

Latest News, Review
Sydneysiders were in for a treat this past weekend, 17- 18 November, as three Short + Sweet plays by local playwright Adam Szudrich returned to our shores for two sold-out nights after touring the global festival circuit while winning awards and acclaim from Hollywood, London, Dubai to Manila. "One Night Stan" This sassy and punchy play's tempo kept you on your toes and in suspense as you heard the love story told by three very different heroines about the mysterious "Stan" all at the same time. It's amazing how well defined each character is considering the constraints of 10 mins to tell the tale from start to end. Highly relatable as the subject matter is love in the 21st century, a world full of Tinder, RSVP and even LinkedIn -…
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Checklists, Shortcuts & Social Media Life Savers

Checklists, Shortcuts & Social Media Life Savers

Latest News, Social Media
Social Media use for SMEs has skyrocketed across Australia and often the task is palmed off to an innocent bystander/ staff member simply because you were at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Take a deep breath, grab a glass of wine or your mug of coffee and take charge. WHO are you striking up the conversation with? Behind every witty social post, lovey-dovey online community, an award-winning social campaign was a well-researched plan and strategy - nothing was achieved in an ad-hoc way. Data, analytical insights, and content formats were examined to grasp the "personas" who would potentially engage with your product/service across the most relevant social media channel. These nuggets of wisdom are priceless and can only come about with social listening if you haven't done any prior…
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Montenegro, The A-List Place To Be

Montenegro, The A-List Place To Be

Latest News, Travel
There is a reason why Conde Naste Travel named Montenegro as one of the year’s emerging destinations. It takes up less space than Connecticut and has a lower population than Stockholm but the tiny Balkan nation should not be overlooked – especially since it’s quieter and more untouched than neighbours Greece and Croatia. My advice? Start packing before everyone else starts to catch on. Mountains The Djetici, the heroic kinfolk of Montenegro, have years of folklore associated with the strength and dynamism of its people who have climbed the steep Dinaric Alps for centuries. Perched atop one of the highest peaks in Lovcen National Park is the Njegos Mausoleum, which houses the remains of the Montenegrin most loved poet, philosopher, and icon - Petar II Petrovic-Njegos. Inside, visitors may view…
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The Rose of Eastern Europe – Sofia, Bulgaria

The Rose of Eastern Europe – Sofia, Bulgaria

Latest News, Travel
Despite it being the 21st century, mention Sofia or Bulgaria, to the average Westerner, and you either draw up a blank facial expression followed by a despairing ‘Where?’ or a standoffish stance visualizing a grey, drab Iron Curtain communist country.   How different is the reality of this hidden Eastern European gem? Located at the foot of 2209m high Vitosha Mountain, is the historic capital – Sofia, an area of human habitation since at least 7000BC. Sofia, also known by the Ancient Greeks as Serdika and by the Slavs as Sredets, was fondly known as ‘my Rome’ by the Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great.   Located on the Balkan Peninsula between the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea, the nation has always been part of the important East-West trade routes…
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How Not To Offend Your Next Client

How Not To Offend Your Next Client

Latest News, Small Business
Manners matter in all countries, but cultural missteps could cause you to lose out on an important business deal. How much do you know about doing business on a multicultural international stage? Cultural faux pas, such as mistreating a business card or declining an invitation, could be costing your freelance business some lucrative deals with overseas organisations. A lack of understanding of business cultural etiquette has been identified as a major issue for Australian executives with one in three admitting to inadvertently causing offense out of ignorance. Even something as simple as a woman initiating a handshake could be taken the wrong way in Middle Eastern countries, and assuming a Japanese business person is nodding “in agreement” during a meeting is another common mistake. Common Dos and Don’ts To better equip…
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Here’s Where You Can Get Freelance Work Done Plus Enjoy Free WiFi!

Here’s Where You Can Get Freelance Work Done Plus Enjoy Free WiFi!

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Freelancers rejoice – incredibly you can access free Wi-Fi readily across Sydney’s Inner-West. Yes, the Inner West council has made Norton St, the pulse line of Leichhardt, into one long thoroughfare of free Wi-Fi! Are you feeling uninspired working from home in your PJs? Feeling a bit like a recluse, right? Well, now is the time to get out and work remotely! Maybe organize a creative huddle while you are at it too? Here’s how you can stir up some creativity, add some variety to your workweek while supporting your local economy by hot-desking from these cool neighbourhood cafes – plus they all have a quirky twist. Piccolo Cafe (626 Darling Street, Rozelle) Piccolo is a popular café, if the front café is packed – don’t worry, just walk past…
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