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Ten reasons you should study with us

I had an interesting call this week.  A potential student called me and asked me to explain to her why she should study with Business Academy Online and not a competitor centre.  I was a little surprised by the question as I believed that our marketing material and social media posts gave all of these reasons.

Happy New Year!

Somehow it is 2022, how I am not quite sure as I feel like we are all still processing the events of 2020. Still, I’m excited for a new year and exciting things to come for Business Academy Online. So much so, that I decided to write a blog article to talk to you all about it.

What makes Buddy the Elf so happy?

What makes Buddy the Elf so happy?

Let me tell you a secret. I do not consider myself a happy person. That’s not to say I am unhappy, but I am not one of those people who can find the positive in every situation – who jumps out of bed in the mornings with glee and is always brimming with joy. I tend to fall on the more cynical side and consider the worst case scenario.

The nonverbal guide to your Holiday Christmas Party

The nonverbal guide to your Holiday Christmas Party

Company Christmas parties can be a minefield for most people. Free food and a free bar plus music, dancing and the festive spirit means that everyone is much more inhibited than they would usually be. This can lead to conversations and truths being told which would never normally see the light of day.

How to choose the right study centre for you

We are well aware that getting started with CIPS can be a minefield. Firstly there are so many different ways to study, will you choose a classroom in person, virtual, or a more flexible distance learning approach. Then once you have decided this you’ve still got to choose between a variety of different study centres.

THREE Nonverbal Tips for Negotiation

Negotiation is a concept that is steeped in adversarial attitudes. No matter how we attempt to be collaborative, the fact that we are in a situation where there is likely to be some difference of interests, can lead to a quick escalation in tension.

FIVE reasons you should invest in your emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence was a term coined by psychologists John Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1990. Daniel Goleman is one of the leading theorists in this area, and he defines EI as a person’s ability to manage his feelings so that those feelings are expressed appropriately and effectively.

4 Scientific reasons you should travel

4 Scientific reasons you should travel

I love to travel. Everyone has their major passion and travelling is mine, the anticipation of going on holiday is as good as the break itself. With our busy lives and family commitments (and the expense!) travelling and holiday time can be put on to the back burner.

We are now on YouTube!

We are now on YouTube!

We are super excited to announce our new YouTube channel is LIVE. We decided to launch a Youtube Channel to share some key information with all students and give you all a little taster of what our material is like.

The Science of Friendship

The Science of Friendship

Is having friends a good thing? As we move into adulthood with responsibilities of a family, work and meeting your partner’s needs sometimes friendships, especially those that have been in place for a long time, fall by the way side and are treated as last in the list.

Are you stuck in the Imposter Cycle?

I remember the day I first experienced severe imposter syndrome vividly. It was the first time that I was delivering a training course. As I stood in front of the group I could feel my heart beating frantically in my chest, my mouth was dry, and a voice in my head repeated these words over and over.

FOUR tips for writing effective notes

So many students believe that they can write effective notes, but in my experience, this is misplaced self-confidence! Do you have reams and reams of notes? Do you copy straight out of the book? Do you highlight everything? Then you may not be as effective as you believe.

How to read a book in 5 minutes

Feeling overwhelmed with study alongside a full-time job and family responsibilities? Who has the time to do the research required to pass these exams? This is the most common question I get from students.

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