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23 04, 2019

The Boy Band Technique

By |2019-04-23T10:24:39+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Articles, High Performance Culture, Interpersonal Skills, Presenting|Comments Off on The Boy Band Technique

I was recently running a Presentation Skills workshop, which is one of my favourite courses to run. Seeing the change that people can make when they receive just a little feedback is very rewarding. During this workshop we were looking particularly at how people co-present in pairs or in groups. I introduced the workshop delegates to my theory “the Boy Band Technique”. Cast your mind back to the late 90’s, for those of us that have that memory, for those a little younger I should still be able to explain this one. In the late 90’s there was a [...]

22 01, 2018

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 5 – Assertiveness

By |2018-01-22T16:00:54+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Assertiveness, Belief, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Happiness, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Networking, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Passion, Presenting|Comments Off on Developing Emotional Intelligence – Part 5 – Assertiveness

This blog is part of a series of blogs where we explore Emotional Intelligence. We will look at ways to be able to develop and enhance our own perceived levels of Emotional Intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? To gain a greater understanding you can read a previous blog What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can I develop it, for more detail. Here’s a little detail to get this blog going, Emotional intelligence is all about how well you understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, and the ability to identify and manage them. Emotional Intelligence, also known as [...]

11 10, 2017

Are you Listening? Actually Listening? – The art of listening is not totally lost.

By |2017-10-11T22:50:54+01:00October 11th, 2017|Business, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Happiness, Organisational Performance, Presenting, Success, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Are you Listening? Actually Listening? – The art of listening is not totally lost.

Listen. What do you hear right now? For many people what can be heard right now. Over all of the noise in the background. Over the person who may be speaking to you. Right now you can hear your own voice. Thats what you are listening to. The voice inside your head that is formulating the planned response to what should be listened to. How often does that voice disrupt communication? There are two reasons why people are not good at listening The majority of the time we stop listening when we have heard something that we want to respond [...]

29 03, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Screw up your Presentation

By |2016-03-29T12:51:16+01:00March 29th, 2016|Belief, Business, Engagement, Entertainment, High Performance Culture, Leadership, Management, Organisational Culture, Organisational Performance, Passion, Presenting, Sales Performance, Success|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Screw up your Presentation

The art of presenting, to groups or individuals is essential in todays working world. There are now so many different ways to present too, from face to face and right they way across digital media. Delivering an effective presentation can be great, but can also go quite wrong. You are going to screw up your presentation if you don’t take care of the following 5 simple things: No Eye contact: One of the best things you can do when connecting with an audience, is to actually connect with the audience. You should not turn your back towards the audience, if [...]