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
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
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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“Do you or colleagues feel like my friend Betty?” If so maybe we should have a chat?
I think it is saying kind words to someone. Congratulating someone, saying they look ‘nice’ or ‘What I like about you is…..’ etc. I started my speaking career when I was an accountant 20+ years ago. I attended a dale Carnegie management course and after one presentation Sue , the coach handed me a handwritten note saying ‘Great talk Will’ . I think that was the spark to leave my accountancy …Read More
CONVERSATION BETWEEN BRIAN THE RELUCTANT NETWORKER AND WILL HIS MENTOR “We’ve agreed no-one likes rejection. We also don’t like rejecting others as we know how it feels ourselves. That is the reason you stood next to Betty, even though you knew the conversation had finished.” “Absolutely correct.” “And when she said, ‘I’m off, bored with you, I’m sure there are more interesting people here,’ you didn’t like it, did you?” …Read More