How to deal with virtual presentations when you can’t see each other

14 February 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations, Productive Meetings

Cameras are off either for you or your audience in a virtual presentation. Here's how to make them more engaging, regardless of who can't see whom.

How to introduce yourself in a presentation

24 January 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

How do you tell people who you are in a presentation? This guide shows you what to include when you introduce yourself.

6 story themes that win pitches

9 November 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Storytelling is crucial in pitches. Here are 6 proven themes that drastically improve your chances of winning funding.

The 5 behaviours that could give you the recognition your deserve

7 November 2021 / All Posts, Email Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Ready for more at work but you're not getting it? Along with your competence, these 5 behaviours are more likely to gain you recognition.

The 7 components of trust – and where relationships often break down

24 October 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Team Building

Did you know that lack of trust is the reason why most people end their relationships?Think back now: a marriage, ...

Avoid this word when asking questions

18 October 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Email Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Productive Meetings

This question word is so easy to use, yet can raise defenses. Find out the reason to avoid this word and what to use instead.

What a hostage negotiator taught me about rapport

28 September 2021 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Whether you want to upgrade an air ticket, deal with an irate customer or engage a colleague who seems uncollaborative ...

The Four Styles of Communication – which one are you?

13 September 2021 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

I was standing in her villa being screamed at, "You're meant to be making me feel good!"That was a slightly ...

Why Senior Managers aren’t buying into your idea

18 July 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Rahul was in Quality Assurance in his bank but promoted to Head of Delivery two years later.In this new role, ...

How to listen to solve problems

12 July 2021 / Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Theo, as Gérard's team member was explaining why a client has stalled a programme.Gérard has eye contact and *seems* to ...