’M BAAAACK!!!

Oh, dearest darling. It’s been more than 7 hours and 15 days since I took my newsletter away, but I never took my love away! I kept sending you Buffilove the whole time… did you feel it? But now I can really say…I’m back! How have you been? You. Look. Fabulous. Your hair has grown and so has your beard! Nice! (Oh, wait, sorry. You’re a woman. Beard?!? Ha! No beard. I never said that. Nope. Sometimes my evil twin takes over the keyboard. Um, so…waxing or shaving? Which one do you prefer?)

WHY?!? TELL ME WHY?!?

You’re probably wondering why I needed some time off. I really needed to create some headspace to focus on a brand new project. It’s big. It’s global. It’s fun. It’s educational. It’s…this…

VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT!!

It’s Webinar Wednesdays, yo. Starting April 16th. Mark your calendars!

I’ve been working with my team to create a series of kick-ass webinars covering everything from Presentation Skills to Vocabulary Development to Basic and Advanced Grammar, and more! This way I can reach out and share my fun(ky) method with people all over the world, and actually interact with them! I have gotten requests from so many different places around our beautiful world for coaching, teaching, advice, feedback etc., I thought this would be a great way to spread even more Buffilove!

Say what? A webinwhat?!? A webinar is basically an online lesson that you can follow and interact with the teacher via your phone or computer screen. It’s #nextlevel education and you know I’m all about that! My Wednesday Webinar on Presentation Skills will be a half hour master class covering everything from how to structure your presentation to the language you need to rock it! How do you make a good introduction? What are phrases you can use for a strong conclusion? How do you leave them wanting more? I can’t wait to share all my tips and tricks with you! And I can interact with you all and answer all your questions at the end! If that’s not a slice of awesome pie, I don’t know what is! 🙂

So mark your calendars! April 16th is the date, at 3 different times, selected for your convenience. Join me for morning coffee at 10 am or let me get you out of your afternoon dip at 3 pm, or let’s have a glass of wine together at 9 pm to end the day! If you sign up before April 8th, you can lock in the early-bird price of €15. After April 8th, prices go up to €25. If you get 4 colleagues to join, your early bird price is €60 (€12 p.p.)! Space is limited to only 25 participants per session, so please grab your spot before someone else does!

Buy your tickets here!

WHAT ELSE WAS UP IN BUFFILAND? 

Let’s see…I evaluated 230 exams, did a 10 day juice fast (I had to learn how to chew again),  signed up for a running club,  broke a glass,  spoke and got inspired at theBrandedU event, got scratched bigtime by my cat, worked with some great 3FM DJs, CEOs and fabulous students and drank wine in a hotel bed. It’s been pretty busy in Buffiland, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

YOUR QUESTIONS – ANSWERED! 

“Hey Buffi! I get confused between ‘if’ and ‘when’ – they’re almost the same, right?“ – from A, a student.

Wrong, my darling! There’s a big difference between ‘if’ and ‘when’.  ‘If’ means that you are unsure if something is going to happen; the situation is hypothetical. ‘When’, on the other hand, is used when something is going to happen, you just don’t know exactlywhen it’s going to happen.  So, my dearest, if you are negotiating, and you start off with ‘When we agree to this…’, your counterpart is ready to go home and drink champagne before you even start! Make sure you use ‘if’ in negotiations the whole time until you are ready to commit. After that point, you can use ‘when’. Hope that helps!

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END…

Like newsletter breaks. And hotel room service. And juice fasts. Sweetie, I am so, so deliciously happy to be back on your screen again. I can’t wait to see you next week! Remember, you can also reach me via The Book of Faces or via Le Twitteur.

Sending you a day full of empty hours, a garden full of sunshine, a trampoline full of friends (and maybe a very limber unicorn), a bucket of ice, and a gin and lemon tree…in my head.

Wit lof from buffi xx