Amplify Your Credibility With This Technique

17 May 2024 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations, Storytelling

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

Why Senior Managers Are Not Buying Into Your Ideas

8 May 2024 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Getting Senior Managers to buy into an idea may seem easier for some than for others. Here's why and what to do about it.

Why You Need To Say ‘No’ To Your Manager Or Senior Leader

24 April 2024 / All Posts, Effective Communication

Saying 'no' to your managers and leaders - and clients - is something they may well thank you for. Here are 5 reasons to challenge authority.

How To Listen To Solve Problems

23 April 2024 / Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Problems often aren't solved is because we're listening actively. Here's an easy way to ensure that you're listening to crush challenges.

7 Reasons Communication Goes Wrong and What To Do About Them

21 December 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication

For specialists in Tech specifically, here are the seven common reasons why communication goes wrong and how to put them right.

Why Do Boneheads Get Bonuses? – How To Share Your Wins Without Looking Smug

15 December 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Email Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Why did that idiot get a pay rise? What is it about some people that helps them to prosper when other people have been putting the work in? Read here to find out what they're doing that you may need to...

5 Reasons To Avoid Promotion – And How To Get Over Them

7 December 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured

As you stare into the screen and bite your lip on your first day in this new role, you suddenly become aware of five good reasons that you should have said ‘no’ to the offer of a step up.

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.

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.