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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The ‘Blue Peter’ Guide to Creating the Perfect Training Exercise

Moving training sessions from face-to-face to online has fried most Facilitator brains when it comes to designing exercises that suit the learning platform. When my team first transitioned to virtual workshops we were faced with a plethora of possible training tools to feed our delegates’ imaginations and make interaction fun: Jamboard, Zoom Poll, Quizlet, Deckhive, Padlet, Google Docs … tecchies have stepped up to the plate to provide online solutions. Yet more options don’t automatically mean better output.…

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Dry Professionals in Denial – and I don’t mean the river!

What has prompted today’s Success Tip? I was musing recently about the difficulty I have with delegates and coachees who use the apparent ‘dryness’ of their subject matter as an excuse for not bringing their presentations alive. This is particularly pertinent right now, as we gradually return to face-to-face (rather than virtual) meetings and presentations. We have become accustomed to online presentations and if they turn out to be ‘data transfer’ without noticeable sweat on the part of…

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