The Curse(or) of the IT Gremlin

Is it me, or do any of my TST readers also feel something akin to blind rage when faced with anything technological going awry? Is it because I have such a paltry knowledge of the inner workings of computer hardware that it leaves me helpless when a problem arises? Thus a simple glitch can turn my day from dandy to disaster in a matter of moments. And of course it is always when you need it most. Being a self-confessed Deadline Daisy,…

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The Donkey Derby: Stress-free Solutions for Setting up a Training (Presenting) Session

In a recent blog I pointed out the panic that comes with trying to set up for a presentation/training session when something goes wrong – usually IT – and there is no assistance on hand. Instead of flapping on the day, what can we do to minimise the stress involved? First: Have a Plan B. Expect that your power-point slides may not be available to you – and then every time they are, it’s a bonus. If I had a fiver for every time IT…

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Reasons to be Cheerful – When Speaking in Public

When I am out and about networking, I’m often asked why my Coachees choose to seek help with their presentations and public speaking skills. By this I don’t mean the more obvious practical and psychological ‘push’ objectives such as: Positive push: Recognising it is one of the most effective business tools they can access Knowing it is a totally transportable tool – wherever they choose to rise to in their organisation or career Awareness that people respect and admire those who can…

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