The Art of Conversation (When Speaking in Public)

I’ve been doing lots of work with my coaching clients recently around the subject of writing for speaking rather than writing for reading.  Although both may convey the same message, each method of communication needs a different approach. Many of my clients begin speaking in public with a certain reluctance – and are often fearful of ‘missing something out’ so when they come to me, they have this huge desire to write everything down – and I mean everything!  Now this is…

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A Room with a View: How to get the best from your training environment

I have been offered some very odd spaces over the years that have been quite sincerely described as ‘training rooms’. These include a glass-sided think tank with theatre-style tiered seating, a windowless store cupboard complete with spare cleaning materials “Well you have only got four delegates haven’t you? … and a viewing box at a football club. Needless to say, at this last venue, when a team of strapping young footballers jogged out on the pitch to practice, any interest in my Assertiveness workshop…

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The Power of the Collective

The Power of the Collective What an amazing day we had at Altrincham’s ‘Let’s Go Forward event on Monday. In the aftermath of the dramatic collapse of Thomas Cook, a group of local businesses got together to put on an event to help those affected move forward, giving lots of essential advice to make finding a new job easier and more successful. Talk about the Power of the Collective! We had a packed programme lasting a full day with topics covered such…

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