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19 tips to build presence & beat stage fright when speaking in public

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Public speaking is considered the greatest fear a person can have, even greater than the fear of death. Yet we all have unique voices, stories and knowledge to share with others and inspire. continue reading »

What the arts can learn from Silicon Valley

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While the arts sector faces challenges to secure funding and capture audiences in the digital age, the leading hub for technology and entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley may hold the key to innovation. continue reading »

This is the Dawning of the Age of Disruption

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The only constant in this world is change.

That’s what one of world’s outstanding leaders and executive Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, Dr Peter Diamandis and world-leading experts and futurists reminded Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific From Disruption to Sustainable Growth.

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10 tips to develop a culture of innovation at your company

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Sometimes it feels like the queue of emails, piles of papers and ‘to do’ lists and all the rest of your life is just too overwhelming. Who has time for creativity or innovation? It’ll just mean more work and more pressure. Yet creativity is probably just what you need. A chance for that unique, creative voice to shine, to re-energise, reinvent and re-imagine. To think about and create a new future.

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2015 The Year of Disruption

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(An edited version of this article was published in The Australian, 8th January 2015)

Once-powerful industries retailing, print and TV media, music publishing, the post, insurance, even governments to name a few, are in a state of upheaval and strategic uncertainty as they grapple with swarms of nimble, low-cost digital disruptors stealing chunks of their business or rendering them increasingly irrelevant. It’s not surprising that many are predicting that 2015 will be the year of disruption.

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10 Reasons to make singing your happiness drug!

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By: Tania de Jong
Huffington Post

I don’t drink or smoke, but I do get high! The fact is that since I was of a drinking age I have gotten high on singing. The joy and bliss I feel when I sing is at a whole other level and the positive effects just keep compounding.

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Why creative arts experience is valuable to business

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By: Tania de Jong AM
Artshub

Creative arts offers skills business wants but entrepreneurial artists need to understand the differences to make the leap.

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Disruption! How to manage the threats and opportunities

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Retail, the media, airlines, telecommunications, even governments globally are all in the throes of fundamental change in response to disruption. Is it a threat to your industry or profession, a problem to be managed – or an opportunity to be seized?

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Building bridges: from ivory towers to innovation success

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Building Bridges: from Ivory Towers to Innovation Success

Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Four

Australia can build a productive, sustainable economy through innovation but we are lagging behind. We need to improve our competency and capacity to innovate.

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Shut up and listen! 4 tips for effective collaboration

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Shut up and listen! 4 tips for effective collaboration

Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Three

You may have noticed by now that I’m huge advocate for collaborating with others. From my ventures with Creativity Australia, The Song Room, Creative Innovation Global, Pot-Pourri and Music Theatre Australia, I believe in collaborating for success. While I spearheaded these initiatives I didn’t do it alone.

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