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How To Adapt Your Behaviour Across Cultures

7 December 2023 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Here are five ways that cultural differences can cause issues, and how you can use communication skills to overcome these issues.

5 New Boardroom Phrases That Disguise Incompetence

15 November 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication

If you’ve ever cringed at the moment you were encouraged to “think outside the box” or when bringing up a harsh reality being asked “how can the sky be the limit when there are footprints on the moon?”, you can always start introducing these new beauties either for comic effect or just plain fun.

8 Ways To Get What You Want From Presentations

31 October 2023 / All Posts, Featured, Presentations

Here are several ways you can create opportunities to secure the outcome you need after a presentation: don't lose the moment!

The 4 Power Positions And How To Use Them In A Meeting

27 October 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Influencing and Persuasion

Where you choose to sit not only shows your status, but alters your behaviour. If you want to increase your influence - whether you have authority or not - you can use one of the 4 Power Positions to up your game.

How To Increase Your ‘Presence’

22 October 2023 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Featured, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

What are the qualities that make some people more trustworthy, authoritative and persuasive? Go here to see what 'presence' is and how to increase yours.

Give Them A Wallop: What To Do When You’re Cut Short In Your Prime

11 October 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations, Productive Meetings

You've been asked to give a presentation to the Board, but they've cut you off and asked you to spit out your message as quickly as possible. Here's how to do it, without losing impact.

How To Prepare Slides And Handouts When You’re Short Of Time

10 October 2023 / All Posts, Presentations

Are your slides actually your handouts? Find out how to prepare captivating presentation slides and handouts at once: avoid death by Powerpoint!

The Job Interview Translation

5 October 2023 / All Posts, Job Interviews

We’ve all been there, sat in a job interview, heart pounding, palms sweaty awaiting the impending doom of the first ...

When Advice is Not the Answer

1 October 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Giving advice when it's not wanted is a sure way to get someone to ignore you. Read this to learn when and how to give it so that others listen.

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