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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‘X’ Marks the Spot!

I read a brilliant quote recently around engaging services and with Stratus being a service business, delivering business communications skills to both groups and 1:1s, this resonated perfectly. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.” It is astonishing how folk imagine that because you are only on their premises for eight hours, this is the only contribution you provide. In fact – and I’m sure most businesses engaged in training provision would also testify…

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Better Than ….. !

Idling away some time on LinkedIn recently - or rather, raising my profile and social marketeering as I prefer to call it - I became drawn to a thread where the question asked was ‘What has pushed you out of your comfort zone this week?’ I was not surprised to find that most of the answers related to some form of public speaking.  It still seems to be most folks’ No1 nemesis.  What I was unprepared for was that those contributing certainly shared…

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