Tips ‘n’ Tools

How to get useful feedback at the end of your presentation (instead of blank stares)

21 November 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Presentations, Productive Meetings

You ask your team for their thoughts on the plan you've presented but get nothing back. This guide explains three ways you can collate constructive feedback - before they've left the meeting.

How to deal with phone snubbing at work

16 October 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Productive Meetings

If people are picking up their phones when you're talking to them, here's how to deal with it.

How to make your point spontaneously

18 May 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Productive Meetings

Knowing how to make a point spontaneously can be hard. Here's how to give yourself time before you respond.

How many people does it take for a productive meeting?

6 July 2020 / All Posts, Creative Problem Solving, Effective Communication, Email Communication, Productive Meetings

Senior managers spend nearly 23 hours a week in meetings, on average. However, around 70% of these meetings are seen as ...

How to ensure you receive feedback that’s actually helpful (and doesn’t become morale battering)

30 June 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Email Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Productive Meetings

Someone getting a bit personal with their feedback? Sometimes you're on the receiving end of feedback that feels like an annihilation. There's ...

11 ways you’re not listening

8 March 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured

Has someone ever finished off your sentence or talked over you? Then there's that person who always tries to top your ...

What everybody needs to be doing with technical presentations

1 March 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

You know your stuff but sometimes we take for granted how much others understand. The issue with specialists, technical or otherwise, ...

How to get down to business from the small talk

18 November 2019 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication

You've come to get a contract negotiated or your employment terms agreed, yet you're sitting there discussing the joys of ...

The 4 Power Positions and how to use them in meetings

12 November 2017 / Effective Communication, Featured, Influencing and Persuasion

Where you choose to sit shows your status. What are you unwittingly revealing about yourself as you sit in meetings? If you want to have more influence - whether you have authority or not - you can use one of the 4 Power Positions to up your game.

Who’s Been Sitting in MY Chair?

31 May 2012 / All Posts, Body Language, Influencing and Persuasion, Productive Meetings

How to use the Four Positions for Influence in Meetings to steer the action and the talk! To find out more ...