Impress with your impromptu speech

May 21st, 2016

During the festive season there were probably lots of opportunities to give impromptu speeches and make your presence felt; whether it’s a work function or social/family occasion. Continue reading

6 Ways to motivate your team

May 21st, 2016

Being able to motivate a team is an essential skill for any manager and yet most of us are not trained to do it. Continue reading

Need Help on giving Negative Feedback?

May 21st, 2016

We are totally and utterly responsible for the words that come out of our mouths so make sure that the words you choose are powerful rather powerless. We tend to defer to people by putting a question mark at the end of our sentences Continue reading

Stressed? Too much to do? – say NO

May 21st, 2016

When assertiveness classes were new – many years ago now – I remember being told that if you didn’t want to do something or couldn’t do it you had to say: ‘No I can’t’ Continue reading

7 Steps to More Effective Meetings

May 21st, 2016

Meetings fill an increasing number of hours in the workday and yet most employees consider them a waste of time. Continue reading

7 ways to get noticed at work

September 3rd, 2013

    Are you a Mr Hardworker or a Ms Visibility. Do you sit in front of your computer screen all day long – don’t even have a lunch hour? Or do you know everybody, go to every event, hub … Continue reading

Influencing ‘Dogs’ and ‘Cats’ in the Workplace

September 3rd, 2013

  Have you ever wondered why you get on really well with some people in the workplace and other people seem to have come from another planet? Do you find it challenging to connect with the more senior people within … Continue reading

How to get and keep ‘the ball’ in meetings

September 3rd, 2013

Attending meetings is one of the best ways to let people know that you exist – so make them work for you! How many meetings do you go to when some people hog the limelight and some people say nothing … Continue reading

Beat the competition with your 1 minute business pitch

June 29th, 2012

Don’t miss out on a business opportunity: know how to make a great impression with your business pitch Continue reading

Ten Tips to stay close to your Top Clients

April 18th, 2012

TIP  No 1 Understand and act on the 80/20 rule. 20% of your clients will bring in 80% of your business – so make sure you spend the appropriate time building relationships with your best clients – rather than spending … Continue reading