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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Training as Initiation #1

There’s a thought that’s been fluttering around in my head for a few months about why training for professional and personal development often seems to lack the potency we might wish.

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Never Mind the Three Rs – What About The Three Cs?

So I ‘m sick to death of hearing about the golden age of learning when pupils were taught the ‘3 R ‘s ‘ of reading, writing and arithmetic even though only one of them starts with […]

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Teach Skills, Not Subjects!

The title to this blog has been my personal mantra for many a year now. It started as a suspicion in the back of my mind as I pondered my own wasted school experience. But now […]

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Is Talking About Blogging Taking Over My Life?

With The Slugger Awards 2008 happening in Belfast in a few hours, I’ve been wondering… Why this interest in Blogging? Why is it so popular just now? I had a call last week from an NI […]

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Small Words, Big Impact

We listen to lots of speakers, trainers, coaches writers and managers. Many of them use big words, business jargon and technical jargon to impress or bamboozle their audience. This blog post looks at the small, everyday […]

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A Lexicon for Business Writers

If you write for a business audience, there are some technical terms you need to know. Enjoy! Clichés are overused words and phrases that have lost their impact. Unfortunately, business writing is often rife with them. […]

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Words at Work

Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading Month? In honour of this great event, I want to highlight a few helpful business writing trends that impact everyone who writes in this context. I will […]

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