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UK Hair Extensions Awards attracting Global Sponsors

posted 22 Aug 2016, 04:11 by Diane Shawe

Oscars Hair Extensions Awards Now Open

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Free Entry is open to New Comer’s, Individuals, Experts, Hair Extension Salons and Hair Extensions Training Schools in over 14 different categories.

As the heat turns up this summer, celebrity hair extensions stylist Diane Shawe is looking for the next master hair extensions consultant to be crowned winner in one of the 14 categories at in the UK.

Predictions abound for the coming summer to be another scorcher, the trend for hair extensions is hitting headlines with TOWIE and Miley Cyrus amongst others.Author and expert in hair extensions, Diane Shawe has teamed up withUKhairdresser and Beautyfinders to name just a few to help look for the next champion in the forth-coming Hair Extensions Awards 2016

Previous awards have always lumped together Hair Extensions without defining the specialism within the industry says Diane Shawe. So now is the time to specify with our 14 different categories who will be crowned once and for all the expert in their chosen hair extensions field.

With Judges coming from all around the globe, such as HRH Princess Moradeun Ogunlana,  Lena Mar Reatz from Hollwood and UKHairdressers candidates will be judged on preparation, work area, application and the final look.

There will also be exhibition stands so that visitors can enquire about candidates services.

So if you are the type of hair extension technician who can help clients with summer styles that favour the short; taking the heat off the head. But… Oh! Those summer nights as the evenings closes in, can you can also help clients to unpin long locks to wrap around their shoulders as the perfect solution to shivering in the evening.

These awards are specifically designed to showcase your skills as one of the most natural, seamless and creative hair extensions technician from hair loss, theatre through to couture.

Click here to find out more about the categories and submit your free entry today. Don’t forget you can also promote the VIP Red carpet and after party tickets to your clients.

If you fancy sponsoring the event then click here to view the range of different sponsorship packages

The Hair Extensions Awards is actively looking for more online judges, if you are interested then please contact us.

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How to Start a Home or Mobile Eyebrow Threading Business

posted 22 Aug 2016, 04:06 by Diane Shawe

Set up your eyebrow threading business anywhere.

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An easy cost effective business that can be done anywhere

by Diane Shawe M.Ed

Threading in the UK has become a very popular treatment over the least few years and with a few tips and ideas you could benefit from starting your very own threading business.

There is a huge potential for earning good money as a self employed beauty therapist offering eyebrow threading as a service.

Look at most salons and even shopping Malls these days and they have signs for threading in their windows.  Look inside a salon and you will nearly always see them busy.

Customers don’t usually need to make an appointment, they just walk in and wait or get it done after they have had there other beauty treatments.

There has never been a better time to Start your own Threading business from home. Working on your own gives you the opportunity to work your own hours with much more flexibility and freedom then being tied down in a salon.

What’s more you can actually out sell salons with your threading service and make even more money than they do!

1. You can offer very flexible hours.  Working on your own you can offer treatments at unsociable hours such as evenings or weekends.  Just think how limited salon opening times are…

2. You can offer discounted rates.  A salon has huge overheads – staff, rent, heating etc, you can operate at very little cost and undercut salon prices hence making your threading prices very attractive.

Eyebrow Threading is an ancient art with hugh earning potential

Eyebrow Threading is an ancient art with hugh earning potential

3. You can offer a mobile service.  Clients love it when you can offer your threading treatments in their own home. Just think of the business mobile hairdressers get. Many people don’t want to visit a salon – they may have work commitments, young children, don’t drive.  There are many reasons why people can’t get to a salon and offering a mobile threading service is a superb way to make good money.

Setting up a Threading business is not expensive.  Although you should always buy the very best equipment, threading kits, tools and thread is very cheap.

You will have very little over heads, think what would you use for a client? A little talk, some wipes and a few metres of thread.  These products will hardly break the bank expenses wise so your profits margins are very high.

The best place to start is to get some threading training.  Threading courses cost as little as £95 can and be booked on this site with a credit card or even Paypal.  The price to train is very little compared to other similar industries. A hairdressing course would cost you £1000’s.  You can learn eyebrow threading in just one day with our One Day Professional Threading Course Workshop.  Combined with a practice and guidance, you ready to go… A Hairdresser trains for months if not years before they can offer their art for profit.

Once you’re trained getting business can be quite easy.  Start of by printing or writing some adverts with your details and phone number.  Stick these up in your local shops, post office or Supermarket.  Chip shops surprisingly do well as people stand in the queue and read everything! Most places charge a just couple of pounds a week.

You local newspaper classified can be a good place to put a small add.  Currently our local paper the Bolton News charges £25 for 6 lines of text.  You can also try your local supermarkets notice board, local salon, church, women’s group the list goes on.

Also place averts in online directories so people can find you when they search online.

The best way to advertise these days is to get a small website built.  Most people search on the internet for what they need and a nicely designed webpage can be a great source of clients.  Get in touch with us if you want a cheap website, we know a man who can!

Once you get a few clients, word of mouth of is by far the best advert for your services and if you do a good job word gets round quickly and you’ll soon be booked up with peoples mums, sister, aunts, uncles?? calling you.

So, put in basic terms, threading training is fast and cheap, materials are cheap and you can start your business in a short space of time with very little outlay.  Threading is a perfect business model.

Don’t miss out.  Book a course today before someone else in your area cashes in on this amazing little money earner.

What you need to know about renting out a Salon Chair

posted 22 Aug 2016, 03:46 by Diane Shawe

How mobile hair extension technician could rent a salon chair


How hair extensions are sourced, treated and graded by Diane Shawe 2014Renting a chair has become so popular that it is estimated around 70% of the salons are following this business model. What made the salon chair rental so popular and why it is rapidly expanding. It use to be looked down on, but this negative profile has been changed as more and more salons are taking advantage of this opportunity.

article by Diane Shawe M.Ed

Obviously, there are benefits to starting your own salon chair rental service over the traditional method of doing business. Here are some of them listed.

1. When you rent a chair in your salon, you become the landlord of that chair rather than an employer consequently, all you’re concerned with is collecting your rent each month. Similarly, if you decide to sell your salon chair rental, the buyer only has to be consumed with the same task… collecting rent! They wont be worried about transferring all of your employees’ entitlements.

2. Your salon chair renters will govern their own business. No longer will you have to arrange lunch breaks for your stylists. Whatever the stylist decide, they have to pay you the for renting that chair at the end of the month.

3. You do not have to worry about paying your stylists for working over time. In this rent a chair model, the stylists can choose to work for as long as they want or as little as they want. They can even choose to come only when they have an appointment scheduled with their client. Nothing makes a difference as long as you receive the salon rent at the end of each month whether the stylist does business or not.

4. Your record keeping pertaining to your employees such as the wage records, time sheets, pay slips and other records will not have to be maintained. That itself will eliminate a lot of clutter from your office or wherever you keep them. A great weight lifted from your shoulder because the salon chair renter is responsible for all her own records.

5. There can be a lot of red tape and procedures to be followed with employees and apprentices. With renting a chair to other stylist you do not have to worry about a variety of rules and regulations apart from insurance and your salon security.

Those traditionally operated salons use to look down upon the renting a chair model. But with benefits such as these, and the high turnover of staff and increased running cost (minimum way bills)and naturally making money, I don’t think we’re ever going see a decline in the industry. In fact, this is turning out to be a blessing in disguise for many hairdressing business who have seen a decline in revenue streams due to the recession.

Equally there are benefits to why you should consider renting a chair in a salon.

1. This can give you credibility if you are able to establish yourself in a reputable salon

2) You can tend to more customers in one day as appose to the travel time allocated to traffic problems.

3) Other staff in the salon could support you in other areas you are weak in.

4) Clients could feel much more confident in using your service because you have an established and reachable business address.

5) You could benefit from joint advertising and promotional campaigns.

If your thinking of setting up in business or expanding your business during these economically challenging time, a couple of publication may be of benefit to your business.
Getting started in the hair extension business by Diane Shawe

However there are certain things potential renters should also look out for in order to evaluate the financial commitment when renting a chair.

 

1) How long has the salon been established

2) What type of customer base do they attract and are they similar to the client base you want.

3) What level of footfall do they have each day

4) Does their opening time work with your client base

5) What level of support would you be getting e.g appointment book, telephone answering, availability of working space and facilities

6) How many rent a chair clients have they had in the past and how long have they stayed

7) Do they do any advertising?

8) Are they in financial trouble hence why they are renting a chair?

9) Who would you be reporting too and could you get on

10) How much money would you have to pay up front and what are the guarantees.

It is estimated that the hairdressing sector is set to grown over the next 3 years by 15% especially specialist areas such as hair extensions, hair enhancement and specialist technicians and consultants.

Training is now available to assist anyone wanting to expand into this market and then take the opportunity to rent a chair in many of these salons today.

Why Life Coaching is a really really hard sell

posted 19 Aug 2016, 07:33 by Diane Shawe


Coaching - Specialise and gain more clients

Coaching – Specialise and gain more clients

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU IN COACHING SCHOOL? IS THAT “LIFE COACHING” IS A REALLY, REALLY HARD SELL.

article by Diane Shawe M.Ed

I know some excellent life coaches – they’ve written best-selling books, they’ve got 75k+ likes on Facebook, they’ve done everything right, business-wise – they have more of a reach than I will ever have in my business – and they still struggle to get clients. They are still living month to month. And they have to hustle every  day to find new ways to make coaching a viable business.

Why? Because they are generalised “life coaches”. And life coaching isn’t something that people really “get”.  Here are 10 Definitions of Coaching

  1. “Unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance.  It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them” (Whitmore 2003)
  2. “A collaborative, solution focused, result-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and person growth of the coach”  (Grant 1999, basic definition also referred to by the Association for Coaching, 2005).
  3. “A professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team that support the achievement of extra-ordinary results, based on goals set by the individual or team “(ICF, 2005)
  4.  “The art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another” (Downey, 2003)
  5.  “Coaching is directly concenred with the immediate improvement of performance and development of skills by a form of tutoring or instruction”  (Parsloe, 1995).
  6. “Coaching psychology is for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult and child learning or psychological approaches” (Special Group of Coaching Psychologists, part of the British Psychological Society)
  7. “Coaching is about developing a person’s skills and knowledge so that their job performance improves, hopefully leading to the achievement of organisational objectives. It targets high performance and improvement at work, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s private life. It usually lasts for a short period and focuses on specific skills and goals.” (CIPD 2009)
  8. “Psychological skills and methods are employed in a one-on-one relationship to help someone become a more effective manager or leader.  These skills are typically applied to a specific present-moment work-related issues….in a way that enable this client to incorporate them into his or her permanent management or leadership repertoire” (Peltier 2010)
  9. [Co-active] coaching is “a powerful alliance designed to forward and enhance a life-long process of human learning, effectiveness and fulfilment”  Whitworth et al (2007)
  10. “Coaching is about enabling individuals to make conscious decisions and empowering them to become leaders in their own lives” (Wise 2010 – sorry couldn’t help sneaking one in myself!).

So after reviewing the definitions, which one would you say best sums up your offering? The truth is that people will be coming to you because of YOU and what you have accomplished. Your story is important. Your skills and expertise are just as important. And while coaching isn’t about telling people what to do – sometimes people will need guidance, advice, and hand holding. And you are 100% allowed to be their coach, their mentor, their teacher, and  advisor.

You might be veering away from what you learned in coaching school, but in order to stand out from the crowd it will help you fast-track your business success by playing to your strengths and personality and the need of your specific and targeted client base.

So I am going to call out the elephant in the room: The majority of coaches who are killing it in business are doing one of several things:

1. They coach and/or mentor other coaches

2. They coach specialist clients (sports, personalities, celebrities)

3. They coach executives within large companies.

Unfortunately many small businesses who would really like to have a coach cannot commit the resources, this is why most coaches are also starving.

People are interestd in you

People are interestd in you

Here’s what you can do to make the life coaching business easier on yourself:

  • Get specific about who you work with and what problem you solve for them.
  • Drop the jargon STAT of what other coaches have achieved
  • Stop doing open ended, ongoing coaching. It’s hard to sell and doesn’t get you known for anything.
  • Learn the common mistakes people make in creating packages, and then don’t make them.
  • Create ONE specific package for a specific market (based on your unique expertise) and get really, really good at it.
  • Build a solid client base, and THEN you can expand.
  • Create a blog and don’t be afraid to give away step by step advice, it will get you known.
  • And in the meantime, keep your day job.

Home Study Courses to help refine your Specialism for Coaching. Fully accredited. Request course outline and price by clicking here

Change Management: Change and How to Deal With ItManagers traditionally have had the task of contributing to the effectiveness of their organisation while maintaining high morale. Today, these roles often have to be balanced off with the reality of implementing changes imposed by senior management. Managers who have an understanding of the dynamics of change are better equipped to analyse the factors at play in their own particular circumstances, and to adopt practical strategies to deal with resistance. This one-day workshop will help you deal with change and will give you strategies to bring back to your employees.
Coaching: A Leadership SkillCoach, Role Model, Counsellor, Supporter, Guide…do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being a role model, sometimes a counsellor or or supporter, and always a guide. Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. Knowing how and when to coach is an essential skill that can benefit both you and your organisation. This one-day workshop will help you become a better coach in all senses of the word.
Communication StrategiesThis course is designed to help you improve your interactions with other people in your workplace or at home. This course will help you guide your clients on how to improve the critical communication skills of listening, asking questions and being aware of nonverbal messages. To help your clients who are struggling to find that middle ground between being too aggressive and too passive, and how to counter the manipulative tactics of difficult people.  Your clients will  also learn more about the elements of our communication with others that help us reveal appropriate information about ourselves, and how to get a handle on how to better manage ourselves for a professional image.
 The Art of Delegating Effectively Delegation is often one of the hardest skills for a manager to master. However, the skill can be learned. You will explore many of the facets of delegation: when to delegate, and who to delegate to. We will also go through the delegation process step by step, to see where the pitfalls lie, and what we can do about getting around them.  These are useful tools for your clients.
Networking for success Business networking is an effective and efficient way for business people to connect, develop meaningful relationships, and grow their businesses. These achievements don’t come through a direct sales approach, however. They come from being interested in helping others, in listening, and in purposefully meeting and introducing people to one another. You will  learn the essential ingredients to help your clients with business networking, including in-person, people-centered connections and online spaces such as LinkedIn.
Conflict ResolutionThere are two major myths about conflict: that it always involves anger and that it’s always negative. Conflict can actually be a positive tool for growth if you know how to manage it properly. This course will help you specialise in helping your clients develop quality mediation skills.
Dealing with Difficult PeopleAll of us experience conflict. We argue with our spouses, disagree with our friends, and sometimes even quarrel with strangers at a hockey game. At times we lose sight of the fact that all this conflict is normal. So long as people are individuals there will be the potential for conflict. Since you can’t prevent conflict, the most important thing is to learn how to handle or manage it in productive ways. What is critical for resolving conflict is developing an understanding of, and a trust in, shared goals. It requires openness, discipline, and creativity. Showing respect for other people and not blaming them enables people to work for mutual benefit.
Conflict Resolution: Getting Along in the WorkplaceConflict Resolution: Getting Along in the Workplace
Conquering Your Fear of Speaking in PublicDo you get nervous when presenting at company meetings? Do you find it hard to make conversation at gatherings and social events? Do you lock up in awkward social situations? If so, this one day workshop is just for you! It’s aimed at anybody who wants to improve their speaking skills in informal situations. We’ll give you the confidence and the skills to interact with others and to speak in informal situations and in front of small groups.
Controlling Anger Before It Controls You – A One Day PrimerEveryone gets angry; it’s a completely natural response. But do you know how to manage that anger constructively? Most individuals throughout coaching need a set of tools to help them with this problem.
Core Negotiation SkillsNegotiation is a key skill that, when mastered, can enhance communications and provide better results from communication. You can specialise in helping your client on how to prepare to negotiate, ways to respond to negotiation challenges, how to create win-win solutions, and how to create sustainable agreements.
Creating a Dynamic Job PortfolioThe job market continues to change, as does the way we look for work. This course examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview.

You can learn to help to executives for instance prepare themselves for new challenges.

Critical ThinkingIn today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths?

Help your clients with constructive tools on how to put their thoughts into order.

Five most profitable Hair Extensions Techniques

posted 19 Aug 2016, 05:35 by Diane Shawe   [ updated 19 Aug 2016, 07:12 ]


Starting a Hair Extension business

Starting a Hair Extension business

WHICH 5 HAIR EXTENSIONS TECHNIQUES  ARE THE MOST PROFITABLE?

With the growth of Hair Extensions let us examine the most profitable techniques for your mobile business or Salon

Article written by Diane Shawe M.Ed
Founder www.signature-masterclasses.com

We have seen the hair extension market grow over the past 15 years, now there are more hair extension techniques than ever before and it can be confusing to decide which is the right one for your business or for your clients.

If you are thinking of becoming a qualified technician, it is important to consider how potential clients might make their decision.  Some people will make a decision based on their budget, others on their hair type and life style, some on what their friends recommended.  Whilst these points are interesting, it is important for you to consider techniques that will service your clients and keep them coming back.

Here are just a few tips to help with your decision making process.

traction_alopecia_caused_by_hair_clipin_3_diane_shawe1. Wigs:  Wigs are a quick and easy way to give a client a quick makeover.  What you need to bear in mind is that the cheaper the wig the more un-natural it will look.  If you have a client with special needs then it might be possible to make at least 28% profit.  We know that the internet has changed a lot of shopping habits and clients can sources their own wigs on line or in some of the high street hair supplier shops for as little as £25.00.  Sourcing or even making a custom wig for a client is an alternate route and they will pay between £220 – £600 for a good quality wig which could last for up to 12 months. MAKING WIG 4HOURS, INSTALLATION 1 HOUR – NOT PROFITABLE

2. Hair Pieces: There are lots of different hair pieces from pony tails to rear hair attachments in all different shades, curly, straight or plaits. There are also specialist hair pieces for thinning hair that can help disguise any  thinning hair problems.  The thing to bear in mind is that hair pieces are not often very secure and could make a client feel a little self concious.  Some of the ponytail pieces can be securely fixed, for a temporary look.  INSTALLATION 45 MINS. NOT PROFITABLE

popular integrated weave

See what one of our students said about her 2 day course

3. Integrated Weaves: This is when wefts of hair is sewn onto a fine cornrow which is then hide by the bulk of your hair on top.  It is a popular technique because if done correctly it can look very natural and offer up a robust and secure hair enhancement solution.  If the client looks after the hair they can reuse it when they get it re-tightened. Clients could pay between £190 – £430 for the integrated weave and £60 – £120 for a retighten every 8 weeks. INSTALLATION 2 HOURS – RETIGHTEN 1 HOUR – VERY PROFITABLE

4. Pre-tips: This is small pieces of hair that have been pre bonded together.  They can be added in sections all over the head to aid thickening, give the impression of highlights or lowlight and length.  Pre-tips can be applied using heat, micro rings or even small elastic bands.  Be aware that they have to be professionally removed so as not to damage your own hair. Client could pay between £160 – £500 for installation. Retighten every 10 – 12 weeks can be expensive as it involves removing and reapplying (sometimes new hair) £55 per hour.
MAKING PRE-TIPS 1 HOUR – INSTALLATION 2 HOURS – RETIGHTEN – 4 HOURS – SLIGHTLY PROFITABLE

5. Strand by Strand (glue gun): This is when hot bond heated up in a glue gun is used to bond small sections of hair to the recipients own hair.  It was a very popular technique in 6 years ago, but requires professional application and removal by a qualified technician.  Can give the appearance of flyaway hair that client could somewhat run their fingers through.  It is a very time consuming technique and is much better for a long term wear over 3-4 months. Clients could pay anything between £400 – £2100. INSTALLATION – UPTO 5 HOURS – RETIGHTEN – 6 HOURS – MODERATELY PROFITABLE.

6) Clip in hair extensions: These are now very popular.  They are best used for lengthening mid should length hair.  If the hair is shorter they don’t sit very well because they can be a little bulky in appearance.  They don’t offer up much security unless they have been professionally fitted.  This is when a very small cornrow is done and the clips are slipped through for much added security.  Great for an evening occasion but not advisable for long term wear.  Clients can now buy these themselves or even make them from purchasing wefted hair.  NOT PROFITABLE

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net weave for a seamless look

7) Net Weave:  This technique is used when the client wants to partially extend just a section of their hair or if the client suffers from patchy alopecia.  This technique is suitable for 2-4 months wear. Clients can expect to pay between £190 – £500 INSTALLATION 3 HOURS – RETIGHTEN 4 HOURS.PROFITABLE

8) Hook and Latch: This technique does not use any glues or threads. It is a beautiful technique, flat to the touch and hair could be worn up.  It works well with shorter hair especially the Micro ring track technique. Clients can expect to pay between £160 – £550. INSTALLATION 2 HOURS, RETIHTEN 1 HOUR – VERY PROFITABLE

9) Lace Wigs: Lace wigs have become very popular. They are really good for girls with short thin hair, damaged hair, hair damaged by medication or cancer. they can be used for hair that needs a rest or a complete makeover for a client who does not want to use chemicals.  Top celebrities have made them really popular and you can see why from the video testimonial below. See Radio TV presenters new lace wig

Clients can expect to pay anywhere between £400 – £3000 (included the Lace wig)  If the clients looks after the hair the lace wig could last up to 6 months. INSTALLATION 3 HOURS – REFIT 2 HOURS – PROFITABLE

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Hair2Skin is also popular for hair loss.

10) Braides and Plaits: Braides and Plaits have been around for hundreds of years.  A technique that can look very simple or quite exotic.  Braids can be worn for a number of months until the hair grows out, they can even have beads added to the end for that extra special look. Clients can expect to pay from £90 – £400. INSTALLATION UPTO 5 HOURS – RETIGHTEN – 7 HOURS – NOT PROFITABLE

Hair Loss Specialists
One of the up and coming growth sector is the Non Surgical Hair Enhancement using Hair Extensions.  For now you can download a training course Catalogue which will go into more details about the different hair enhancement techniques.

If you are professionally qualified, this is a very profitable and fulfilling service.  My favourite sector.

It's True: You Really Can Increase your monthly salon income by 4000,00 And Here's How...

posted 24 Feb 2015, 04:15 by Diane Shawe

Scoop On How To Increase your monthly salon income by £4000,00

A new hair extension technique to help plug your salon money leak

I can hardly believe that many salons are turning away thousands of pounds a month, but it’s true

Hair Extensions have never been more popular and is estimated that the demand for hair extensions has exploded to an astonishing 40% in this year alone and that is only in the UK and Europe.

Hair Extensions Are The Fastest Growing Service In The Hair Industry Today And Shows No Sign Of Slowing Down.

It is estimated that the UK and European market for Hair Extensions is worth a staggering 30.7 million per annum of which majority comes from training and merchandising courses.

The growing Hair extension industry has paved way to one of the greatest opportunity for business expansion evidence is everywhere that marketers of this segment are dominating retail sales in inner city locations globally , increasing their marketing presence in magazines and beauty shows and targeting women with hair problems.

Just Imagine Being Able To:

  • Provide an addition premium Hair Extension Techinque in under 2 hours
  • Stop having to send on average 4 clients a month who would spend £250 each to spend else where
  • Introducing a hair extension technique that uses No Glues, Threads or Cornrows
  • Offering your current client a safe, non evasive and natural looking hair extensions
  • Being able to help clients with real hair problems and seeing them leaving your salon with a smile

…And that’s just for starters!

This Might Sound To Good To Be True But You are loosing Thousands Of Pounds A Month!

And Not Only That, But:

  • More and More People Are Aware Of These Safer Hair Extension Options and they are not spending their money with you.
  • More and More People Want Hair Enhancement Help and your sending them away.
  • Thousands of Mobile Hair & Beauty Technicians Are Offering This Service and getting your clients money
  • The Average Spend is Over £250 Per Client and your not claiming it!

Can You Really Afford To Continuing Ignoring these Facts and Opportunity?

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Remember thousands of women are spending over £250 a month on hair extensions, why are’nt they spending it with you?

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Diane Shawe CEO of AVPT is approved by SRA to deliver CPD Soft skills courses

posted 15 Apr 2014, 08:06 by Diane Shawe

Leading Training Provider ‘AVPT’ Approved To Deliver CPD ‘Soft Skills’ Courses To The UK Legal Industry


Law firms prepare their staff and partners to compete by delivering cpd softskills courses

Law firms prepare their staff and partners to compete by delivering cpd softskills courses

London UK, Thursday 3rd April 2014 – A national organisation specialising in the delivery of vocational and professional training has been approved to deliver recognised ‘soft skills’ courses to the legal profession, following formal assessment and accreditation by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.

The Academy of Vocational and Professional Training (AVPT) now offer ‘soft skill’ courses within the legal sector after successfully becoming the latest organisation in the UK to reach the expecting standards required by the national regulatory body. Not only are the courses approved and recognised industry wide, but also count towards CPD certification of course candidates.

Within professional development arenas, it is now widely accepted the development of ‘soft skills’ within a workforce plays a significant part in the performance and continued success of companies and organisations across every niche. This has lead to an upsurge in organisations looking to complement the traditional ‘hard skill’ base with ‘soft skill’ development programmes.
Law firms begin to up skill their staff with soft skills

In contrast to the occupational ‘hard-skills’ – those needed to physically undertake a role, ‘soft skills’ focus on the personal characteristic traits which allow individuals to excel in the work place, such as communication, empathy, emotional intelligence and social interaction.

As the legal industry settles after a fundamental reshaping which has resulted in a considerable increase in competition from smaller firms and individuals, law firms across the country are adapting their approach by improving the soft skill abilities of their employees and partners. Modernisation has helped them recognise the importance of technology in the learning environment to overcome geographical, language barriers and time constraint when up-skilling their entire business, so as to become more customer and user friendly.

The current range of ‘soft skill’ development packages for the legal profession have been specifically tailored to meet the needs and requirements of clients working in legal niches. Skills such as HR, Marketing with Social Media, Information management, Leadership & Management skills, Business development, Negotiations and customer services to name but a few from the list of 300 which can now count towards their annual CPD requirements.

Diane Shawe, CEO of AVPT commented “in 2013 the Legal Services Policy Institute estimate as many as 3,000 high street law firms (or 35% of the total) will have to disappear in the subsequent upheaval, law firms with good local reputations will be able to withstand competition if they can successfully reach the demands of clients for greater convenience and ease of access to services by generating greater efficiencies within their practices.”

AVPT is the only UK globally accredited online and workshop based provider of over 300 Soft Skills courses, which uses a cutting edge proprietary online learning management system. Workshop courses are professionally executed in 1-3 days which are delivered as foundation to expert levels.

As a provider of Soft Skill training courses which are accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and globally by the IAO, AVPT are now offering CPD applicable courses to the legal profession. For further information please visit the official website at http://www.academy-of-vocational-and-professional-training.comor get in touch using the details shown with this release.

The Academy of Vocational and Professional Training are excited to become an approved training provider for GrowthAccelerator through Grant Thornton.

posted 15 Apr 2014, 08:04 by Diane Shawe

business man hand touch virtual 3d leadership skillGrowthAccelerator is a partnership between some of the UK’s leading, private sector growth specialists – Grant Thornton, Innovation and Winning Pitch and backed by Government, to help businesses with high growth potential. If you have fewer than 250 staff, and less than £40 million turnover, you may qualify for up to £2000 per person funding for leadership and management development. Diane Shawe the CEO is delighted to be supporting the new GrowthAccelerator initiative .

GrowthAccelerator, is a new £200m Government backed programme that aims to provide SMEs across England with the know-how and ability to achieve rapid and sustainable growth.

Lotwina, one of the growth managers at Grant Thornton London, explains “the GrowthAccelerator initiative incorporates a training grant for bespoke training development programmes for management team; expert coaching support and tailored business workshops”.

AVPT will be delivering bespoke training courses in Leadership and management which are a key part of GrowthAccelerator, with every participating business given an opportunity to develop the skills of their leaders and senior managers through match-funded training.

Through GrowthAccelerator, businesses can claim up to £2,000 per senior manager to match fund the cost of leadership and management training that supports the growth objectives of the business.

business man hand touch virtual 3d leadership skillMatch funding significantly increases the value of any senior management training your client invests in – and gives you an opportunity to deliver more leadership and management training relevant to your client’s needs.

Currently there is no limit on the number of senior managers who can be supported, and different managers within the business can undertake different training programmes.

GrowthAccelerator has been developed for businesses with the capacity, commitment and ambition to significantly increase their turnover or employment over the next few years. Many of the companies that AVPT works with and supports are exactly those that this service is aiming to attract and engage with. We are therefore working closely with the GrowthAccelerator programme to cross-refer potential clients and to ensure a good fit between our respective offerings and activities.

Growth Accelerator Diane ShaweWe would love to check your eligibility. We can then partner with you in order to build and deliver a 50% funded training programme that will help power your business to the next level.

For more information and to see how GrowthAccelerator could help your business, please email us on growthaccelerator@expresstrainingcourses.co.uk or visit www.growthaccelertoradvice.com

Diane Shawe presents to cabinet office as part of the Nexters Social impact team

posted 3 Aug 2013, 11:25 by Diane Shawe

Cabinet OfficeThe UK is blessed with thousands of innovative and dynamic entrepreneurs using profit for social good. The entrepreneurs belonging to the Nexters programme are typical examples. The Social Investment and Finance Team invited a group of Nexters to come and speak about their businesses and explore how Government can help them to maximise their social impact.

Cabinet Office’s Social Investment and Finance Team recently hosted a group of social entrepreneurs from Nexters. Backed by foundations, philanthropists, businesses and social investors, Nexters is a programme which provides support for entrepreneurs building scalable and high social impact businesses.

The session represented a fantastic opportunity for the team and officials from across Whitehall to engage with entrepreneurs delivering social change on the ground. As policymakers we need to understand the challenges our stakeholders face and think about devising policy interventions that help them overcome these obstacles. It is also important that people working on the front line are given the opportunity to influence policy and see how government works.

Tech for Good

The current Nexters cohort is running technology-based businesses. Technology, in general, is underutilised as a driver of social change, but the tech community is becoming increasingly interested in using its skills to do good. The turnout at the “Tech for Good” conference Cabinet Office ran alongside Nesta was bigger than any other conference Nesta has staged.

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Two key areas where technology can deliver significant social change is education and health, and four of the Nexters who presented to us are delivering social change in these spheres. Ed Baker’s Educational Games Network is aiming to raise literacy rates, Diane Shawe’s Express Training Course uses an online Learning Management System to provide soft skills vocational training and Stephen Taylor’s WYGU.com is an employability network. In the health sector, Alison Baum’s Best Beginnings is aiming to improve the health and well-being of babies in the UK through products like the mobile phone apps “Bump Buddy” and “Baby Buddy”.

Lee Hazard and Rajeeb Day’s enterprises, Fused Education and Enternships, are focussed on inclusion. Fused Education provides online money management courses to prisoners, while Enternships is reducing youth unemployment by connecting young people to internships and jobs within the start-ups and SME’s. Lastly, we heard from Simon Gordon, whose company, Facewatch, is an online reporting platform for low level crime.

Challenges and Opportunities

Life as an entrepreneur delivering social change is not straightforward. The Nexters spoke of struggling to infiltrate the labyrinth of Government and of the procurement process excluding small businesses like theirs. Many were finding it challenging to attract investment, and the shortage of programming skills in the UK is making it difficult for them to find suitably qualified Chief Technology Officers.

Nevertheless, more and more people are attracted to the idea of using profit for social good. There are over 64,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing around £24bn to the economy. Programmes like Nexters provide social entrepreneurs with holistic support and access to new networks, but Government is committed to supporting them as well. Through the Social Investment and Finance Team’s work, Cabinet Office is increasing the level of capital flowing into the social investment market, creating an enabling environment for investment to occur and growing demand for social investment by helping to create a pipeline of investible opportunities.

The Nexters we met are typical of the thousands of entrepreneurs making the social investment market one of the most exciting and dynamic parts of the UK economy. Enormous thanks to them for providing such an interesting and inspiring session.  

Academy of Vocational and Professional Training signs a Five Year Contract with Deputy Vice Chancellor of Cambodian Mekong University

posted 13 Jul 2013, 04:31 by Diane Shawe

Diane Shawe and Dr. Philip Dews
To deliver Softskills training to it’s students throughout Cambodia

25th May 2013, Diane Shawe, United Kingdom

Dr. Philip Dews, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Cambodian Mekong University  signed a 5 year exclusive contract with Diane Shawe the founder and CEO of Academy of Vocational & Professional Training (AVPTGLOBAL), the leader in delivering of over 300 soft skills globally accredited courses.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Philip Dews, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Cambodian Mekong University and Diane Shawe the founder and CEO of Academy of Vocational & Professional Training, at their offices in the City of London, UK.

With the new contract in place, through the CHE college and Cambodia Mekong University student can apply online to study with AVPT’s UK Virtual Tutor Facilitators who will support them during the course they have registered to undertake.

With a population of over 15 million and a anticipated growth rate of 8%, over 50 of Cambodia’s population is under the age of 18 and even those who have already attained a degree do not have the necessary soft skills to meet the needs of a variety of employers.

This lack of skills will prove a particular challenge as the country is expanding rapidly as a tourist destination and yet does not have the hospitality courses necessary to train the number of staff large enough to satisfy the demand.

The Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is aware of this situation and has declared that the educational institutes must find ways to support the development of the variety of skills required in the tourism sector.

Dr. Dews said: “Inspired by the Prime Ministers vision, I discovered AVPT whilst researching for UK  soft skill training providers. [whilst in Cambodia] I then did my due diligence of the organisation itself online. When I came to the UK, I arranged a meeting with Diane Shawe and had the opportunity to be shown the unique learning management system and some of the course materials. I am confident that I have found the solution for the soft skills training for the Cambodia population.”

AVPT delivers a wide range of soft skills courses through it’s cutting edge learning management system which work fluently and securely with various mobile devices.

Diane Shawe said: “We are passionate about education and how technology can play a part in helping to upskill people around the world.  When Dr. Dews shared the problem they wanted to rectify in Cambodia, I knew we could help.  What most people, employers, entrepreneurs and even some educational institutions do not have today is the time, the necessary resources and the infrastructure they need to support and deliver a cost effective broad selection of soft skill courses, but we have already created them.  AVPT have streamlined the process and make learning quicker because we have made the investment to design, research, write, and create the system which is student (user) centric and time sensitive.  All our courses can be completed in days not years.”

Diane also believes that: “Our online courses transcend multiple barriers to learning, because they can be scalable which consequently reduces the cost of acquisition of knowledge per person.  The knowledge gained is also measurable, which encourages the student to progress and allows their online tutor VTF (or workshop leader) to provide the flexible support system most beneficial for motivation.  And additionally online training is environmentally friendly and adds to the accessible and inclusive nature of the courses.”

Dr. Dews also confirmed that the CHE will want to cement this long term commitment by sending its first group of 200 students to the UK for workshop training very soon.  This will be a reward for some of the thousands of students in the college giving them the chance to study here and experience British culture in advance of greeting tourists in their own country.  Such large numbers of students coming to the UK will help Cambodia cater for the huge demand within their hospitality sector as several large resorts open this summer.

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