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PC Pitstop is so very proud to be inducted into the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.

This is a rare feat shared only by a handful of other local standout businesses who recognise the importance of putting their teams and customers first at every possible opportunity.

We love Port Macquarie! We love building businesses in Port Macquarie - We love supporting local other local businesses and love supporting local jobs.

It makes winning prestigious awards like this even more enjoyable.

Over the years, PC Pitstop has won a variety of Awards across both the Business Choice and Judged categories.

PC Pitstop were announced the winners of the following awards:

* Environmentally Sustainable Award in 2010 (Judged)
* Embracing technology in 2011 (Judged)
* Employer of Choice 2013 (Judged)
* Young Entrepreneur 2013 - Samantha Clark (Judged)
* Employer of Choice 2014 (Judged)
* Professional & Business Services 5 employees or less in 2014(Popular Business Choice)

Through service we grow. We look forward to many more years of community involvement and service!

 

 

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PC Pitstop has outgrown another location! So we packed up everything and moved just 400 Meters around the corner from our old store to our brand new location at 2/10 Bellbowrie Street Port Macquarie.

We needed more room - twice as much in fact and our lovely customers needed more room to park - the solution - this brand new state of the art facility with easy street and pitstop parking. 

The team loves the new location - bigger check-in bench, workshop space for 24 devices to be reapired at once, conference and training facilities, boadroom, dedicated staff relaxation room, kitcken, fully ducted air conditioning and state of the art alarm and video survelance facilities.

The upgrades will see PC Pitstop porpelled into the next 10 years of service. We not only invested in the businesses future growth - but that of the communities. We love doing business in Port Macquarie and our team love having a comfortable place to work! Thank you for all of your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you in the new store soon! Come say hi!!

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NSW Fair Trading’s popular I love my local business competition is back for 2014. 

In its work to promote a fair marketplace, Fair Trading recognises that the vast majority of local businesses do the right thing and play a critical role in the local community. That is why NSW consumers are being encouraged to nominate their favourite local business by telling Fair Trading, in 60 words or less, what they love about them and why. There are six prizes of $250 to be won!

Consumers can nominate a local business which goes out of their way to do the right thing by their customers. It might be because of their excellent customer service, or the fact they proudly sponsor charitable and community causes; it might simply be that they are really good on the tools or have the funkiest retail shop in town!

All shortlisted entries will be promoted on Fair Tradings Facebook page, which has close to 40,000 followers. Shortlisted and winning entries may attract local media interest.

We have also created some resources for businesses to use to help them promote the competition to their customers, including a downloadable poster, web images and more. Go to the I love my local business page on the Fair Trading website to find out more. 

The competition runs from Monday 13 October – Sunday 9 November 2014.

For more information and to enter go to Fair Trading’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FairTradingNSW

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We are so excited to finally have our PC Pitstop Computer Manual & Service Planner in store for everyone who receives any service from PC Pitstop! So many of you have been wanting something like this and it will definately make life easier for a lot of businesses and families! We've been working on this handy guide for 12mths and it's jammed packed with over 30years experience in computer repairs, computer builds and everything in between.

It features an entire section dedicated to Customer Care Guides - 22 simple 'How-To' guides for navigating your computer, your devices and the internet. The Preventative Maintainence Schedule at the back of the booklet details exactly what service is recommended for your computer at various points in it's life and can even be stamp certified that you were looked after by a PC Pitstop Trained Technician.

We love providing extra value and this Manual is the perfect tech-education and tracking tool for all our customers!

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So I recently spoke at Port Macquarie's Micro Business Forum on The 5 Things We as Business Owners Need to Know to Keep our Computers (& Businesses) Running Great!

It went well. Check out a short video of me in action >>> HERE <<< and judge for yourself.

But being my very first public presentation, of course I was nervous!

Besides learnign from local ladies Liz Paine and Pix Jonasson and business heros Brad Sugars and Steve Jobs videos and audios I found this guide really helpful.

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Managing Presentation Nerves

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Coping With the Fear Within

Your stomach is queasy, your palms are sweaty, and your mind has gone blank about your opening lines. What will you be like when you've been introduced and the room goes quiet? Are you doomed to presentation panic or paralysis, or can you overcome that debilitating nervousness and deliver a speech that wows the audience? (Or at least leaves them feeling satisfied?)

If you are like most people, then public speaking or presenting is one of your major fears. Yet these skills are often called upon. It might not be to an audience of hundreds, but giving presentations to staff or even team members is a common enough occurrence. You owe it to yourself to develop some strategies and techniques to manage your nerves so you can concentrate on delivering an effective and engaging presentation.

Notice we didn't say to get rid of your nervousness. This is because presenting is not a natural activity; even the most practiced presenters get a bit nervous. The point is this: your nervous energy can be used to your advantage. When you are in a heightened state from the adrenaline that is being pumped into your body, you can use that energy to communicate enthusiastically, convincingly, and passionately. The key is to decrease your level of nervousness so you can use your energy on these positive activities, not on trying to control your nerves.

So, to harness your nervousness and bring it under control, there are six key tips to remember. These tips are all designed to help you focus on your audience and their needs rather than on yourself and how you are feeling. They all stem from one truism:

The more uncertain you are, the more nervous you will be.

The more you can control the uncertainty, the less nervousness you will experience and the more residual energy you will have to devote to the presentation itself.


Six Steps to Conquering Your Presentation Nerves
Step 1 – Know Your Audience

Consult your audience before your presentation. The more confident you are that you are presenting them with useful and interesting material for them, the less nervous you will be overall. You really don't want your presentation to be a surprise. If it is, you lose complete control over the audience's reaction and that is a large factor in nervousness. So:

  •     Define who your target audience is.
  •     Ask people who are representative of the audience what they expect from the presentation.
  •     Run your agenda by a few people to see if they think something is missing or is overkill.
  •     Consider contacting participants by email beforehand and asking them a few questions about what they expect.
  •     Greet audience members at the door and do a quick survey of why they are there and what they expect.

Step 2 – Know Your Material

Nothing is worse for nerves than trying to give a presentation on a topic you are not well prepared for. This doesn't mean you have to be an expert beforehand, but you'd better know it backwards on presentation day. And making sure you've understood your audience and their needs properly will help you ensure that your material is on target to meet their needs.

Another important point to remember is that you can't possibly cover everything you know in your presentation. That would probably be long and boring. So select the most pertinent points from your subject base and then supplement with other material if time allows.

Tip:
To make your material interesting and memorable, include occasional questions to the audience to encourage audience participation. This enhances the learning experience and gives you a break from presenting. It also allows you deliver your information in a more conversational manner which is often more believable.


Step 3 – Structure Your Presentation

A common technique for trying to calm nervousness is memorizing what you intend to say. But all this does is make your delivery sound like it is coming from a robot. If you miss a word or draw a blank, your whole presentation is thrown off and then your nervousness compounds itself with every remaining second. It is far better to structure your presentation so that you give yourself clues to what is coming next.

  •     Have a set of key phrases listed on a cue card.
  •     Refer to these phrases to trigger your mind as to what is coming up next.
  •     If you're using slides, use these key phrases in your transitions.

This approach helps you control your own uncertainty about whether you will remember what you want to say and the order you want to say it.

Tip:
A simple, widely used, and highly effective structure is to tell the audience what you're going to say, then say it, and then recap what you've said.


Step 4 – Practice, Practice, Practice

Although you should avoid memorizing your presentation, you do want to be very comfortable with your delivery. Familiarity brings confidence, and practice helps you to deliver the words naturally. This means they will be coming more from your heart and mind, rather than from a piece of paper.

  •     Learn the organization and order of your presentation.
  •     If you do feel the need to memorize, limit it to your opening. This will help you get off to a smooth start.
  •     Try videotaping yourself. You will see what you look like to others and then you can make a plan to change the things that need changing.
  •     Use audiotape to listen to how you speak, your tone and your speed, and adjust appropriately.
  •     Prepare for large speaking events by practicing with a smaller audience first; for example, by inviting colleagues to listen to a dry run during their lunch hour.

Step 5 – Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

Once you know what you are going to say, you need to prepare yourself for the actual delivery.

  •     Decide what you are going to wear – make it comfortable and appropriate.
  •     Arrive early and get your equipment set up.
  •     Anticipate problems and have backups and contingencies in place in case something doesn't work, you forget something, etc.
  •     If possible, give everything one last run through in the real environment.
  •     Prepare responses to anticipated questions. Try to think like that one person in the front row who always tries to trip the presenter up.

Step 6 – Calm Yourself from the Inside

Nervousness causes physiological reactions which are mostly attributed to the increase of adrenaline in your system. You can counteract these effects with a few simple techniques:

  •     Practice deep breathing – adrenalin causes you to breath shallowly. By breathing deeply your brain will get the oxygen it needs and the slower pace will trick your body into believing you are calmer. It also helps with voice quivers, which can occur when your breathing is irregular.
  •     Drink water - adrenalin can cause a dry mouth, which in turn leads to getting tongue-tied. Have a glass of water handy. Take sips occasionally, especially when you want to emphasize a point.
  •     Smile – this is a natural relaxant that sends positive chemicals through your body.
  •     Use visualization techniques – imagine that you are delivering your presentation to an audience that is interested, enthused, smiling, and reacting positively. Cement this positive image in your mind and recall it right before you are ready to go on.
  •     Press and massage your forehead to energize the front of the brain and speech center.
  •     Just before you start talking, pause, make eye contact, and smile. This last moment of peace is very relaxing and gives you time to adjust to being the centre of attention.
  •     Speak more slowly than you would in a conversation, and leave longer pauses between sentences. This slower pace will calm you down, and it will also make you easier to hear, especially at the back of a large room.
  •     Move around during your presentation. This will expend some of your nervous energy.
  •     Stay or Stop Thinking About Yourself. Remember that the audience is there to get some information and it is your job to put it across to them.

Key Points

When it comes to presenting, nerves are inevitable. Letting them get the better of you is not. You need to develop a strategy for taking the focus off your nervousness and putting that energy to positive use. By controlling as much of the uncertainly as you can, you increase your confidence in your ability to deliver an excellent presentation. This confidence then counteracts your nerves and you create a positive cycle for yourself.

Nerves are not your enemy and you don't have to fear public speaking. For your next presentation, be knowledgeable, be well practiced and prepared, try out some physical relaxation techniques. Amaze yourself and impress your audience with your calm and cool delivery of a great presentation.


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Managing Presentation Nerves

Coping With the Fear Within


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Your stomach is queasy, your palms are sweaty, and your mind has gone blank about your opening lines. What will you be like when you've been introduced and the room goes quiet? Are you doomed to presentation panic or paralysis, or can you overcome that debilitating nervousness and deliver a speech that wows the audience? (Or at least leaves them feeling satisfied?)

If you are like most people, then public speaking or presenting is one of your major fears. Yet these skills are often called upon. It might not be to an audience of hundreds, but giving presentations to staff or even team members is a common enough occurrence. You owe it to yourself to develop some strategies and techniques to manage your nerves so you can concentrate on delivering an effective and engaging presentation.

Notice we didn't say to get rid of your nervousness. This is because presenting is not a natural activity; even the most practiced presenters get a bit nervous. The point is this: your nervous energy can be used to your advantage. When you are in a heightened state from the adrenaline that is being pumped into your body, you can use that energy to communicate enthusiastically, convincingly, and passionately. The key is to decrease your level of nervousness so you can use your energy on these positive activities, not on trying to control your nerves.

So, to harness your nervousness and bring it under control, there are six key tips to remember. These tips are all designed to help you focus on your audience and their needs rather than on yourself and how you are feeling. They all stem from one truism:

The more uncertain you are, the more nervous you will be.

The more you can control the uncertainty, the less nervousness you will experience and the more residual energy you will have to devote to the presentation itself.

Six Steps to Conquering Your Presentation Nerves

Step 1 – Know Your Audience

Consult your audience before your presentation. The more confident you are that you are presenting them with useful and interesting material for them, the less nervous you will be overall. You really don't want your presentation to be a surprise. If it is, you lose complete control over the audience's reaction and that is a large factor in nervousness. So:

  • Define who your target audience is.
  • Ask people who are representative of the audience what they expect from the presentation.
  • Run your agenda by a few people to see if they think something is missing or is overkill.
  • Consider contacting participants by email beforehand and asking them a few questions about what they expect.
  • Greet audience members at the door and do a quick survey of why they are there and what they expect.

Step 2 – Know Your Material

Nothing is worse for nerves than trying to give a presentation on a topic you are not well prepared for. This doesn't mean you have to be an expert beforehand, but you'd better know it backwards on presentation day. And making sure you've understood your audience and their needs properly will help you ensure that your material is on target to meet their needs.

Another important point to remember is that you can't possibly cover everything you know in your presentation. That would probably be long and boring. So select the most pertinent points from your subject base and then supplement with other material if time allows.

Tip:
To make your material interesting and memorable, include occasional questions to the audience to encourage audience participation. This enhances the learning experience and gives you a break from presenting. It also allows you deliver your information in a more conversational manner which is often more believable.

Step 3 – Structure Your Presentation

A common technique for trying to calm nervousness is memorizing what you intend to say. But all this does is make your delivery sound like it is coming from a robot. If you miss a word or draw a blank, your whole presentation is thrown off and then your nervousness compounds itself with every remaining second. It is far better to structure your presentation so that you give yourself clues to what is coming next.

  • Have a set of key phrases listed on a cue card.
  • Refer to these phrases to trigger your mind as to what is coming up next.
  • If you're using slides, use these key phrases in your transitions.

This approach helps you control your own uncertainty about whether you will remember what you want to say and the order you want to say it.

Tip:
A simple, widely used, and highly effective structure is to tell the audience what you're going to say, then say it, and then recap what you've said.

Step 4 – Practice, Practice, Practice

Although you should avoid memorizing your presentation, you do want to be very comfortable with your delivery. Familiarity brings confidence, and practice helps you to deliver the words naturally. This means they will be coming more from your heart and mind, rather than from a piece of paper.

  • Learn the organization and order of your presentation.
  • If you do feel the need to memorize, limit it to your opening. This will help you get off to a smooth start.
  • Try videotaping yourself. You will see what you look like to others and then you can make a plan to change the things that need changing.
  • Use audiotape to listen to how you speak, your tone and your speed, and adjust appropriately.
  • Prepare for large speaking events by practicing with a smaller audience first; for example, by inviting colleagues to listen to a dry run during their lunch hour.

Step 5 – Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

Once you know what you are going to say, you need to prepare yourself for the actual delivery.

  • Decide what you are going to wear – make it comfortable and appropriate.
  • Arrive early and get your equipment set up.
  • Anticipate problems and have backups and contingencies in place in case something doesn't work, you forget something, etc.
  • If possible, give everything one last run through in the real environment.
  • Prepare responses to anticipated questions. Try to think like that one person in the front row who always tries to trip the presenter up.

Step 6 – Calm Yourself from the Inside

Nervousness causes physiological reactions which are mostly attributed to the increase of adrenaline in your system. You can counteract these effects with a few simple techniques:

  • Practice deep breathing – adrenalin causes you to breath shallowly. By breathing deeply your brain will get the oxygen it needs and the slower pace will trick your body into believing you are calmer. It also helps with voice quivers, which can occur when your breathing is irregular.
  • Drink water - adrenalin can cause a dry mouth, which in turn leads to getting tongue-tied. Have a glass of water handy. Take sips occasionally, especially when you want to emphasize a point.
  • Smile – this is a natural relaxant that sends positive chemicals through your body.
  • Use visualization techniques – imagine that you are delivering your presentation to an audience that is interested, enthused, smiling, and reacting positively. Cement this positive image in your mind and recall it right before you are ready to go on.
  • Press and massage your forehead to energize the front of the brain and speech center.
  • Just before you start talking, pause, make eye contact, and smile. This last moment of peace is very relaxing and gives you time to adjust to being the centre of attention.
  • Speak more slowly than you would in a conversation, and leave longer pauses between sentences. This slower pace will calm you down, and it will also make you easier to hear, especially at the back of a large room.
  • Move around during your presentation. This will expend some of your nervous energy.
  • Stay or Stop Thinking About Yourself. Remember that the audience is there to get some information and it is your job to put it across to them.

Note 1:
Many of these tips were suggested by members of the Club who discussed presentation nerves in the Career Cafe forum. So thanks again to Aussieghump, Misliona, Ladyb, Midgie, Lulu, Geoff Harrop and Rachel!

Note 2:
To take this to the next level, click here to listen to our "Performing Under Pressure" Expert Interview with Dr Don Greene. This gives you many more tips and techniques for managing performance stress.


Key Points

When it comes to presenting, nerves are inevitable. Letting them get the better of you is not. You need to develop a strategy for taking the focus off your nervousness and putting that energy to positive use. By controlling as much of the uncertainly as you can, you increase your confidence in your ability to deliver an excellent presentation. This confidence then counteracts your nerves and you create a positive cycle for yourself.

Nerves are not your enemy and you don't have to fear public speaking. For your next presentation, be knowledgeable, be well practiced and prepared, try out some physical relaxation techniques. Amaze yourself and impress your audience with your calm and cool delivery of a great presentation.

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We've been signed up to his posts for over a year now and have implemented and purchased some of his useful, innovative and fun policies. Subtle reminders around PC Pitstop HQ that life is good.

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>>> CHECK HIM OUT FOR YOURSELF <<<

Thanks for watching our video. If you've not seen all of them and need something to kick off or support an upcoming meeting or development effort, maybe one or two of the videos below (based on my books) would be helpful tools.

For each, we also created different meeting packages (with detailed Leader's Guides that can help you easily deliver & discuss the material), posters, wristbands, and other fun things that can help you keep the messages going with everyone.

 

Inspire extra effort and attention.
(watch the 3.5 minute 212 video)

Video

 

Encourage high trust and accountability.
(watch the 3-minute Love Your People video)

Video

 

Encourage better attitudes and service.
(watch the 3-minute Smile & Move video)

Video

 

Inspire commitment, focus, and resilience.
(watch the 4.5-minute Cross The Line video)

Video

 

All of them work well on their own or can easily be used to support any meeting, project, or initiative you may already have going.

To introduce a message and discuss it as a team, our Video Discussion Packages, PowerPoint® presentation packages or go even deeper by combining them both. Each includes an in-depth Leader's Guide that makes it simple and easy for you to have a great meeting or event (however formal or informal you'd like).


Everything is at www.GiveMore.com.

Please call or email if you need anything at all.

Sam Parker (the guy behind this stuff)
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Please click here to learn more or call us at 804-762-4500.

We're real people here and we'd love to help you. Really.

 
 

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It's the time of year when we all start thinking back on the year past and what we can do to take us over the line at our local, state or national business awards.

Whether entering as a soloist, an SMB, or a corporate conglomerate; or as a male or female - we all need to consider INNOVATION. How are we been innovative? Are we using innovation to grow, to change, to lead, to create amazing experiences for our audiences?

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We're done some searching on those very questions and narrowed down our Top 3 Resources to Help your Business Race into Awards Season:

1. Australian Businesswomen's Network INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY - The Innovation Secrets of 10 Women-Owned Small Businesses. >>> Get the eBook HERE >>>

"Apps have allowed us to deliver fresh and exciting concepts to the Lorna Jane consumer to support and enhance our monthly campaigns. "

2. Flying Solo CROWD-FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESS - An Introduction. >>> Read How it's Done HERE >>>


"It is this principle of rewards and perks that motivates most people to contribute to campaigns. The remainder of contributors consist of friends, family or fans who simply want show their support by way of a contribution."

3. Forbes 6 TIPS FOR BUILDING INNOVATION INTO YOUR COMPANY DNA. >>> Start Right, Right HERE >>>


"Value the lessons taken from failure as much as your successes, and apply those lessons toward each new attempt. This makes it safe for everyone to innovate."

But, of course, it's not all for a trophy or your name in lights - innovation has a big impact on your bottom line. Small Businesses that Embrace Technology Reap Real Rewards and this infographic makes it clear to see!

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All the best this awards season and as always, give us a call or drop us an email if you have a question, comment or feedback. Have we made understanding innovation and embracing technology any easier?

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PC Pitstop is always proud to be a part of the Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards and thanks the local community for nominating us each and every year. This year's gala dinner was held at Port Macquarie Panthers on Friday the 3rd of September and attended by over 1000 local business representatives. The night was a great success not only for winning local businesses but also for showcasing the excellent standards and variety of businesses the Hastings area really has to offer. PC Pitstop was chosen as one of three finalists for the Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices category and took out the prize on the night. Our entry was a standout winner for the category and judges informed us they sent a copy to everyone in their office as an excellent example of how each person can do more to make big environmental changes.

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We hope to use the momentum of this great achievement to further promote our recycling/ sustainability policies and services and hopefully inspire other businesses and individuals to implement them as well. Pop into one of our two stores and see what small things you can do to make a difference.

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