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Be Someone who runs a Great Meeting!

Be Someone who runs a Great Meeting!

Are the online meetings you chair interesting and productive, or boring and dull? Be someone who runs a great meeting! As an online meeting organiser or chair, your job is all about timing, tone and tempo. It doesn’t matter how formal or serious the subject matter...

Show Your Face!

Show Your Face!

Have you ever listened to a disembodied voice on a webinar, hiding behind multiple slides, droning on and on, and felt that life was really, really too short for this? You probably let it run in the background, and went off to make tea, and no one blames you. Don’t be...

Nervous or anxious before public speaking?

Nervous or anxious before public speaking?

Help is at hand! You will be hard put to find a better definition of nervousness than this: Nervousness is the moment when we focus on our ability to do the task, and forget to focus on the task itself.  The trick with all performance is to mentally turn the spotlight...

Strategy Day – A One Day Workshop

Strategy Day – A One Day Workshop

How often have you thought that you need to spend more time ‘on the business’ rather than ‘in the business’? Executed well, a strategy workshop for the leadership team is a valuable way to spend time on organisational growth, alignment and goal setting. Away from the pressures

A media interview is not an exam

A media interview is not an exam

Yes you are the Principal of the college, or the Head of Marketing, or the CEO of the firm, but even with the title and all the responsibility that goes with it, you are not expected to know everything during a media interview. If you crowd your head with all the...

Becoming Unstuck

Becoming Unstuck

Becoming Unstuck – Handy Coaching Tools If you are not a trained business coach, but have been dipping a toe in the water learning about coaching techniques, and the benefits they bring to most workplaces, you might find some of these tools useful.  Whether self...

Becoming a Great Negotiator

Becoming a Great Negotiator

Becoming a Great Negotiator If you want to become a good negotiator, a fine place to start is with the realisation that you have been negotiating successfully every day, all your life, and others have been negotiating equally successfully with you. You negotiated a...

Coachable Moments

Coachable Moments

Coachable Moments – How to spot them and run with them. I have often run half-day training programmes for managers who want to learn a bit about coaching techniques. Not everyone has the time to undertake a full coaching diploma, but everyone can learn how to hold a...

Writing an Agenda Setting CV

Writing an Agenda Setting CV

Writing an Agenda Setting CV Far too many CVs received by organisations list the tasks the applicant completes every week in their current or previous role. Firstly, those things are what you are paid to do, so why list them off? And secondly, it gives far too many...

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