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Presentation skills

Presentation skills

What can you learn about presentation skills from delegate feedback? In this series on presentation skills we’ve previously looked at the benefits of giving presentations, overcoming the barriers, effective preparation and different presentation styles. Preparing and rehearsing the delivery of your presentation is essential. It’s also important to think about things from the perspective of […]

Presentation style

Presentation style

How do you make sure your presentation style is up to the mark? In the previous posts in this series we looked at the benefits of giving presentations, some of the barriers to doing so, the importance of good preparation and how environment, objective and structure all need to be considered. Now we look at […]

Stop Procrastinating – 6 Actions to Take Now!

Stop Procrastinating – 6 Actions to Take Now!

How to stop procrastinating We all occasionally put things off that we don’t particularly like doing.  Sometimes it becomes a habit that prevents us being productive. So how do you stop procrastinating and get your stuff done? It might be your thing to get lost in social media as a distraction from the main task you need to face. […]

Procrastination

Procrastination

Procrastination – what are the causes? A while ago one of our regular readers, Bev Wright, suggested I write about procrastination  for the blog. Thanks, Bev, I appreciate the thought, and I’d have got round to it sooner, but you know how it is! So what’s the deal about procrastination? We all do it – put something off which […]

Posted in: Time Management
Effective presentation – what do you want to achieve?

Effective presentation – what do you want to achieve?

Make sure you deliver an effective presentation Presentations can take up valuable time and resources so it’s important to make sure there are benefits for both you and your audience. You want to deliver an effective presentation, don’t you? If you’re asked to prepare and deliver a presentation, always check that there is a clear objective. […]

Negative self talk

Negative self talk

How to manage negative self talk with positive regard Recently I was having a conversation with a fellow coach, Nicky Cowling, about how she’s getting on with her running. Nicky started running to keep up with the fitness levels of her husband and teenage daughters and found that her negative self talk was perhaps the most challenging aspect […]

Posted in: Coaching
Skillful leader or mere manager?

Skillful leader or mere manager?

Have you got what it takes to be a skillful leader? A lot has been written about the role of a manager and how it differs from leadership. So do you think you are a skillful leader or a mere manager? The term management is used to describe people responsible for the work and performance […]

Posted in: Leadership
How to put a presentation together

How to put a presentation together

Four tips on how to put a presentation together In the previous blog post on successful presentations we looked at the benefits of giving presentations, the barriers to doing it, and started to look at preparation. This post looks at how to put a presentation together so that your preparation prepares you for success. Remember the six […]

Insights Discovery profiles

Insights Discovery profiles

Coaching with Insights Discovery profiles   I often use Insights Discovery profiles before starting a course of coaching with a client. In my experience Insights Discovery profiles have the most impact on my clients. The client answers an online questionnaire about their preferred behaviour styles and their responses generate a report. This 20 page report outlines their strengths, areas for improvement, blind […]

Posted in: Insights Discovery
Leadership book – Insights into Liberating Leadership

Leadership book – Insights into Liberating Leadership

A number 1 bestselling Amazon leadership book Two of the main training and coaching models I use are Insights Discovery® and Liberating Leadership. Both are powerful programmes that transform the lives of my clients. They do not just build business and life skills, they often create a fundamental shift of mindset that uncovers a more […]

Posted in: Leadership