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Learning At Work Week

learning at work week

From 14th to 20th May, Learning at Work Week is taking place in organisations across the UK. This year’s theme is “Networked for Learning”. The theme invites exploration of the social, technological and partnership aspects of learning – how we can create value from networks and drive new thinking and ways of developing. The initiative is run by the Campaign…

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THE FUNNY THING ABOUT SALES

The funny thing about sales

The funny thing about sales…… There’s a saying in speaking: “You don’t have to be funny to speak; but it helps if you want to get paid.” I think the same is true for sales: “You don’t have to be funny in sales; but it helps if you want to get paid.” I’m increasingly asked to speak about sales…

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The 4th ‘P’ of Public Speaking: Pearls of Wisdom

This month, I’m continuing with my series of articles on The 5 P’s of Speaking to Promote your Business. This month’s P is Pearls of Wisdom. I spoke at The British & International Franchise Exhibition as part of the Grow your own Business Conference at London Olympia earlier this month. Here is my tip on creating really great content…

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Working Mums

Working Mums

Only a week to go until Mother’s Day weekend! I love this time of year, as winter loses its grip (although at the time of writing it appears to be gripping very hard) and all the daffodils come out. If you are a working mum, you should be doubly loved in my opinion for doing what surely is a…

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People – Who Are You Speaking To?

Who Are You Speaking To

This is part of a series of articles entitled, ‘The 5 P’s of Speaking to Promote your Business’ in which I talk about all the things I think you need to have in place in order to speak effectively when you run or represent a business. The third ‘P’ is People. I’m going to assume you are planning on…

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