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Posts Tagged ‘INfluence

Richard & Marina

October 19, 2015

As I head towards my 25th anniversary as a freelance trainer, my mind finds itself going back to my early days in the business and my first major client – a large regional newspaper group on the south coast. I’d made contact through a mailshot and follow up call, and was invited in to meet […]

Exceedingly charmed

February 23, 2015

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde So, what’s the secret to being charming rather than tedious? Take an interest – enquire. More specifically, we need to ask the right questions. These allow the other person to open up, and the vast majority […]

A perverse arrogance

April 28, 2014

Do you like you? You may be thinking, what an odd way to open a blog post. It sounds like nonsense – on one level. Yet, if we step back and seriously ask that question about our relationship with ourselves, it can be quite an eye opener. “Do I like me?”. There is a belief […]

What’s in front of you?

February 20, 2012

“Nothing is more debilitating than to care about something you can’t do anything about.”  Abraham-Hicks I seem to have lost count of the calamitous natural disasters that have occured all over the planet in the past couple of years. So much so, that I’m in great danger of feeling overwhelmed by it all. That last […]

I hear what you say…..

November 29, 2010

In the post that I wrote this time last week, much emphasis was put on the importance and value of good listening and how it contributes to building stronger, richer relationships.  Great listening isn’t necessarily about merely doing the listening, but also very much about showing, even proving to the other person that we really […]