Sonya’s Success Tips

These 60 second nuggets are intended to bring some useful tools and tips to your attention.  Many of the business communication techniques I blog about form part of our professional training sessions and as such, are things that you can put into practice to help you perform more effectively in your own workplace – all without paying us a penny!  Just click on the title underneath the picture to read the full blog. Sonya O’Sullivan,  Principal Consultant.

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‘Beautiful Baby’ Syndrome – How to Avoid Embarrassing Typos or Poor English

Golden Rule: Never proofread your own material; you will only see what you think you have written. You may have spent the best part of two or three days in front of a computer designing, drafting and rewriting your masterpiece. Whether it is a blog, an article, a presentation, a training workshop or a set of slides; we have many things that need mastery of the written word. Once complete, you have produced something you are very proud of but now you just want to get…

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How to get a better ROI from your workshop. Part 1 – Scene-Setting

In order to gain maximum Return on Investment, your workshop should be like a good presentation. It needs a great introduction (scene-setting beforehand) and a proper conclusion (follow up afterwards) to enhance the content. Let’s start by having a look at what needs to happen beforehand. Prior to the session, whether you are delivering online or face to face, it is important to set the scene correctly for your delegates, having them looking forward to the experience and feeling enthusiastic about taking part.…

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The Triumph of the Visual Image

When the Zumba trainer tells everyone in her class to move to the right, which way does she go? She will go to her own left as she is mirror image to her students.  This is because folk will instinctively follow her movement, in preference to her instructions. So whether you are training, presenting, marketing – or simply explaining a concept in a business meeting, the more visual you can make it, the better.  There are legions of unbelievable and unverifiable statistics…

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