Being appointed Creative Director can be a goal that many senior designers set for themselves. What changes await the Senior Designer with this ambition? What helps them manage the transition? And what can they do in the run up to give themselves the best opportunity to be successful? I spoke with three Creative Directors who
If you’re thinking about coming to one of my training workshops, what can you expect? How can you know that you’ll get what you want from it? The success of a soft-skills workshop rests on a blend of things. There’s the content of course, but what sets the best workshops apart are the aspects related
How would you know? And how would you know this about another speaker? Good speakers only appear to be natural speakers. What you don’t see is the work that got them there. The same is true of top sports men and women. Or performers in the arts, entertainment. In fact, anyone who ever learnt to
Ten myths about speaking and speakers. Take a look. Is one of these holding you back? Get in touch and let me know. #10 “What’s the thing you tell yourself that’s holding you back?” Here are 9 more myths. Take a look and see if the one you cherish is in the
Ten ways to create confidence in yourself ahead of a presentation. What works for you? Get in touch and let me know. #10 “Push yourself. Volunteer to present in other places.” #9 “Afterwards, note what went well, what you would change next time. And what you’ll do to
Why some speakers don’t get asked back and how to make sure you do. Are you an in-demand speaker? To be fair, it’s likely that only a few speakers can honestly answer ‘yes’ to this question. But speaking is becoming a more competitive activity. Organisers need to be able to trust the speakers they bring
Begin by taking control over your thoughts and feelings around questions (see Eating Questions for Breakfast.) Then turn this into action. Work through these five steps and questions will become a rollercoaster you can learn to enjoy. In fact, you’ll be able to open your eyes, let go of the handrail, fling your head back
Quick summary: There are three ways you can think about public speaking to stop you from doing it: “I’m modest about what I do” “Other people wouldn’t be interested in me” “I won’t be good at speaking” This piece suggests some different ways to look at your thinking, freeing you to become a confident speaker.
I started my career selling recruitment advertising on the telephone. On my desk there was a phone and boxes of cards with contact details for potential advertisers and notes from previous conversations. I went on to recruit, train and coach sales people to confidently start conversations on the phone and that approach worked just fine.
Membership of an Association is far more than a product or service. Membership groups are true communities. They are formed when people come together around a set of shared values and beliefs with the mission of strengthening and supporting these beliefs to achieve change and growth. But to have real value to its members, an