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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

Exiting a Conversation Professionally

April 18th, 2012

You’ve just had a great conversation with a fellow attendee at a networking event and it’s now obvious that you both want to move on. How do you do it with grace and professionalism. Continue reading

Do You Know What Any Peacock Knows?

April 18th, 2012

You have only minutes to influence the board, win the contract, beat the competition, motivate your staff, convince the boss – can you do it? Continue reading

Join the anti-powerpoint party!

April 18th, 2012

When Effective Communications started 25 years ago, my first client was a merchant bank in the City. In July I was sent an article by one of its former directors and I thought the gist of it was very appropriate to discuss in my first newsletter in 25 years. It brought home to me that my thoughts on this particular aspect of making powerful presentations haven’t changed in all this time. Continue reading

7 ways to get noticed at work

April 12th, 2012

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 of the … Continue reading

10 Great Tips for Networking Know-How

April 11th, 2012

When I stepped down as the chair of a management organisation that I started 10 years ago, a colleague gave me a vote of thanks and started by saying: “We’ll remember Judith for her networking!“

And I thought – absolutely right – because for all those years I had encouraged, cajoled, harassed, bullied all these people to bring their business cards to meetings to mix, mingle and network and I have to tell you that it was incredibly hard work.

Watching people agonised at the idea of meeting other people made me decide to add networking to my company’s portfolio of courses.

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