Tips ‘n’ Tools

How to get your message through to mixed audiences

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

More often than not you'll be presenting to a mixed audience. So how do you keep all of them satisfied? Read this to find out how.

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

This guide explains three ways you can collate constructive feedback on your proposals and presentations - 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 small talk

8 August 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Many people hate small talk. It feels contrived and awkward. Here's how to do it in specific work contexts so it feels more comfortable.

How (and where) your small talk can make a big difference

7 August 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Job Interviews, Productive Meetings

Small talk can feel like a waste of time. Why bother with social chit-chat? What does it achieve? This post tells you about the vital role it plays in all sorts of situations from negotiations to job interviews.

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.

7 ways to build trust and increase collaboration at work

6 June 2022 / All Posts, Influencing and Persuasion

Making others feel valued will help you gain collaboration and trust. Here's how to do it sincerely and in a way that builds trust.

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 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.