Guest Blogging Opportunities

Updated: 28/07/17 We would like to hear from all those who would like an opportunity to guest blog for us. Benefits of Guest Blogging? It will help direct visitors to your own sites and profiles. If […]


The Five Habits of Highly Passive People

Passive people. Hmmm… Think ostriches. A business colleague told me recently that she thought I was the passive and calm type. I didn’t like it. I didn ‘t like it one bit. True, she hadn ‘t […]


7 Specific Techniques for Motivational Speaking

Motivation speaking suffers from a bad reputation on this side of the Atlantic as a little flashy and shallow. But it ‘s simply one of the main types of public speaking in a professional environment. Informative […]


Confidence in Public Speaking with Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. It was set up in the U.S. in 1905 by Ralph Smedley to help young men initially to speak, conduct […]


6 Ways to Develop a Learning Organisation

Our Information Age has created a knowledge economy. Some prefer to call it a learning economy because knowledge is useless unless we know it and can apply it. So you’d think that training would be the […]


5 Ways to Engage Employees in Workplace Learning

So, you’re the HR (& Training Manager), right? You want to know how to engage employees in workplace learning. How come they always wait until the very last reminder email every month to complete their elearning […]


Proof For ‘Fake It Until You Make It’!

It’s the stuff of cheesy, pop-psychology legend. ‘Fake it until you make it’! Yeah, right! Excuse me if I refuse the snake oil and select a sick bag instead. Only one problem. It seems to be […]


Multiple Intelligence Theory and Recruitment

Is Multiple Intelligence Just a Theory? Well, it turns out that some people are better suited to some jobs than others. Who knew?! For example, how’d you feel if someone told you that you had to […]


What Speakers Need From a Venue

The venue is crucial, whether you’re a Training Business, a Freelance Trainer, an Associate or a Conference Speaker. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re hiring a room yourself or just making use of it to deliver […]


One is Not Born, But Rather Becomes, Gifted!

The whole ‘nature versus nurture’ debate is increasingly fought out in the field of education. In an interesting article called Nature, nurture and exam results, Mike Baker looks at the current state of play. Which is, […]


Radical Listening Skills

I was momentarily speechless this week, as I listened to 14-17 year olds tell me how I could tell if they were listening to me. We then applied this to listening to others, specifically those who […]


Training as Initiation #2

Last time I provided a suggestion as to why training and teaching might not be as life-changing as we would like. There is usually no element of initiation with it. The information transmitted therefore retains the […]

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