Tip to improve your writing – plan! It’s so easy to start an email, or document and get stuck in quickly. But planning before we start, can save time later. Planning means we set out the document before we start
Better writing tip – before you start, stop! Before you start writing the email, proposal, or document, stop. Take a step back and plan. Especially if you have direct personality characteristics, where the temptation is to just get it done.
Written communication skills tip – plan It’s a simple tip. Before you start to write, plan. Take a breath, consider what you are doing, who the target audience is, their perception of things, how they will receive your communication etc.
Handling difficult conversation training gets great feedback. Participants found the handling difficult conversations training this week to be very useful. The approach is to introduce ideas within the context of their needs and situations. So it’s a practical session with
Red is back in fashion this season. The colour’s long been associated with power, but running alongside that is also a current of danger, as Lisa Jardine explains. What should the stylish woman be wearing this September? The answer, according
Our personality awareness training, part of a personal development programme receive excellent feedback this week. Participants said it excelled their expectations, provided very practical tips. They also said that ideas and tips from the training will be implemented straight away.
Why is it important to stand relatively still when presenting? Some people are natural wanderers when making a presentation, they naturally walk from side to side, or forwards and backwards. Whilst being animated and passionate in our body language can
Sometimes assertive and aggressive behaviour can be easily confused. If we send an email to a colleague saying ‘Please can you get this document translated into Italian and French by Thursday at 3.00pm.’ Is this aggressive or assertive? Let’s look
Many people are now required to present as part of their job. This may be in meetings with seniors, where the objective is to persuade or inform. It may be in seminars where the objective is to update or convince.
A person with a direct work style, or some of the direct behavioural traits, can be one of the most challenging to work with. They are characterised by; focus on getting things done, impatience in meetings, disinterest in chit chat,