Tips ‘n’ Tools

How this trick instantly turned Presentation Panic into Cool Composure

5 December 2022 / All Posts, Presentations

If you don't like how you feel when you present, here's how to change that in an instant.

The unexpected benefit of asking advice

12 June 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Asking advice has the most unexpected advantages in networking and influencing others. Read this to discover exactly what they are.

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.

Amplify your credibility with this technique

14 December 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Use this quick narrative structure to prove your credibility or that of your service or product. No need for plot lines or protagonists.

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.

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, ...

15 ways you’re undermining your credibility

16 November 2020 / Body Language, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Being passed over or dismissed? You can ask people why but they'll rarely come up with anything tangible, anything you ...

The fascinating science-backed technique to change behaviour

13 October 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Influencing and Persuasion

Sometimes, it would be easier to scratch your armpit with your nose than steer the behaviour of others. Here’s a science ...

Words that flick the Turn Off Switch

13 April 2011 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

During meetings, whether they're one-to-one or group gatherings, there are certain words or phrases that make you want to switch ...