Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath

After training and working as a journalist and editor for nine years, Carolyn Hughes launched her own business as a freelance PR and communications consultant in 2009. She re-branded as Breathe PR almost two years ago, and talks about how important it is to...
Music to our ears

Music to our ears

What does music mean to you? It could be something you run to, part of the commute or a vital element of your post-work chill-out time… but what about in the office. Is it a turn-the-radio-on or a turn off to listen to music at work… Some experts...
Tell me why I love Bank Holiday Mondays

Tell me why I love Bank Holiday Mondays

Tell me why I like Bank Holiday Mondays? It can’t be the chance to get crowded out at the garden centre. It’s definitely not the opportunity to find yourself stuck in the queue to get into the car park to hunt for a space before you can even think about...
GDPR – just like making macaroons…

GDPR – just like making macaroons…

GDPR – it’s a worry, isn’t it? (Well that’s what we’re hearing/thinking/feeling…). Certainly, Miss Dashwood will be emailing all her members soon to re-establish permission to keep them on the general newsletter list. We all have to...
Webinar with Talented Ladies Club

Webinar with Talented Ladies Club

Recently Victoria was invited to do a webinar with the Talented Ladies Club on the subject of getting media attention. Obviously a topic close to all our hearts! If you don’t know Talented Ladies Club – do check it this brilliant online resource for...
Valentine’s Day thoughts

Valentine’s Day thoughts

Too often it seems that Valentine’s Day is just another way to encourage us to spend money at inflated prices. So why not make this Valentine’s Day about the words not the cost at home and in business. Leave your loved ones notes telling them how you feel and give...
Making the most of a media mention

Making the most of a media mention

We all love to see our name in lights – or, to be more exact, in the media, explaining what we or our business does. And there are lots of ways to achieve this – via PR, marketing, media introduction agencies and responding to appeals for case histories on Twitter or...
The Month of Love

The Month of Love

The Month of Love is upon us. Because February isn’t just host to Valentine’s Day, it’s also the sweetest short month of the year. With that in mind, Miss Dashwood would like to celebrate all those businesses which bring a little romance into our...
Networking – does it make you cringe or cheer?

Networking – does it make you cringe or cheer?

Networking may not even be something you have thought much about. Yet every time we tell someone what we do for a living, we are doing a tiny bit of networking. Reaching out into the community of potential buyers or spreading the word about what you do. So how can you...
Writing a book – the four lessons I learned

Writing a book – the four lessons I learned

Victoria Lambert and Jennie Miller wrote their first book Boundaries – How to draw the line in head, heart and home together in a successful collaboration which surprised and delighted them both. Here Victoria, CEO of Miss Dashwood’s Register, explains the...