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Expert opinion: How to vlog with confidence

Written by Pam Jones.

Pam Jones


Video is one of the most effective ways to get your message out there. And video blogging is the quickest and easiest way to use video.

I’ve come across quite a lot people who’ve made a video blog and then played it back and thought it was just awful. So they ditched the video and never bothered to do anything with it. Many of us don’t like getting in the front of the camera for different reasons. We might not like to way we sound, or look, or perhaps we feel the video doesn’t look professional enough.

So how can you get confident in front of the camera and make vlogs that you want to share?

Expert advice: top tips for winning a business award

Written by Denise O'Leary.

Denise O'Leary


Winning an award can boost team morale, drive competitive advantage and secure trust in your business.

Have you always wanted to win a business award, but don't know where to start, or what you should include in your entry?

Here are some things for awards entrants to consider:

Expert opinion: How will the EU Settlement Scheme affect the temporary and permanent workforce|

Written by Dan Barfoot.

Dan Barfoot


If you have been following the Brexit drama lately, you might have heard an advert about a new scheme designed to allow EU, EEA and Swiss workers to stay, live and work here in the UK. This is regardless of whether we leave the EU with a deal or without one and it applies to family members as well.

But just what is this EU Settlement Scheme and how will it affect the temporary and permanent workforce here in the UK?

Expert advice: 12 PR Tips for Your Business for 2020

Written by Fiona Scott.

Fiona Scott


Do you engage with the media – on or offline – in your business? Would you like to yet don’t really know where to look for a story? How can you change that for 2020?

If you do want some help then I’ve come up with 12 ways to find stories in your business. Follow these simple tips and you will see results.

Expert opinion: In light of Bristol's diesel ban, what's the best buy for Swindon and Wiltshire drivers?

Written by Dominic Threlfall.

Dominic Threlfall


The recent decision to ban diesel cars from the centre of Bristol has reignited an old argument – what car is a better buy: petrol, diesel, hybrid, or electric?

If the government gives its approval, private diesels will be banned from the city's Clean Air Zone between 7am and 3pm daily. Drivers who flout the ban can expect the fine. Commercial vehicles including lorries, buses and taxis will also be subject to conditions and tariffs.

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