During a meeting, there are some moments that can be seen as awkward and therefore difficult to handle. Chairing a meeting can be a bit like keeping a set of plates spinning. One minute they’ll all be fine, spinning away. And then, out of nowhere, there will be a contribution that creates a wobble. Let’s
Watch retailers are known for displaying their products to show the time of 10:10. Why? Because it sells watches. It creates the space for the brand name and logo to be clearly visible. And the position of the hands puts a smile on the face of the product which makes for a positive and appealing
When it comes to becoming a more comfortable, confident Chair, how you prepare makes a big difference to your performance. Preparing to chair is a bit like making a good cocktail. It involves gathering together the right ingredients, and mixing them in the right way. The right ingredients There are three ingredients to pull together:
Chairing a meeting well is a key ingredient of progress for Associations. But it’s not easy. As it turns out, it has a lot in common with learning to ride a bike. Here’s what they share. If you spot something that could make a difference to you, or someone you work with, my Masterclass for
Our working days are filled with video meetings at the moment. Zoom, Teams etc have made many working lives manageable during the pandemic. But……do you ever get the sense that even though you’re meeting people regularly over video, and they’re meeting you, you might actually be seeing less of them? And being seen less yourself?
Creative businesses are built on the crackle of in-person exchanges. The spark as one idea collides with another. The flow of conversation that leads to the discovery of the new. What has the move to remote working and reliance on video meant for communication? What challenges are creative business leaders encountering and what are they
I read an interesting piece this week by James Gordon-Mackintosh in PR Week sharing his experience of being ghosted by prospective clients. If you’re not familiar with the term it refers to a situation following a pitch (in this case it was an agency pitching for a project but it could apply to any situation
When you’ve got an important meeting coming up, and you know that you’ll be called upon to present an idea, what are the key things you need to think about in order to make it a success? These are my tips for a successful outcome. They’re based around the four Ps of Preparation, Practise, Performance