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“I know it’s a girly thing but….”

As part of my seminars, I run an exercise asking delegates what they should be considering before attending business events. After all, no professional or business person would ever dream of attending a client or prospect meeting without doing some preparation and planning. One of the items which is always mentioned is ‘Decide what you’re going to wear’. When the answer comes from a woman it is invariable preceded by, …Read More

“Look at me when I’m talking to you”​

I met Jeff recently who told me he had been ‘working the floor’ …the ROOM I gently corrected him. He proceeded to tell me he was talking to someone who was looking around the room during their conversation, the height of rudeness you will agree. He then told me he said “Look at me when I’m talking to you” at which point the conversation ended and they went their separate …Read More

Why do I get treated so badly? Or is it just me?

Are you like me who offers their services to businesses much bigger than yours? You meet or call people who have asked you to make a proposal to help their company with your expertise and knowledge. No this isn’t cold-calling this is them approaching you. AND then what happens? In spite of following up courteously you get radio silence. In quiet moments I think what awful people to ignore me. …Read More

Are you into breaking and entering when attending business events?

Every event you ever attend never has more than 6 types of formats. They are The person standing alone usually against the wall Couples standing shoulder to shoulder in a ‘v’ formation Trios standing in a semi-circle Couple standing face-to-face Trios standing in a triangle Groups of 4 or more standing in a square or a circle depending on the number. The colours give it away!! When you try to break …Read More

BRIDGING THE CONFIDENCE GAP

Would you like to return to work after a career break but feel you’ve lost the confidence to get back in the loop? Taking extended time out – perhaps to raise a family, because of illness or a change in circumstances – can make the prospect of going back to work seem especially daunting. But it needn’t be this way. We’ve got a new course running in June 2017  that …Read More

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