Tips on giving your speech a flying start

Sometimes the hardest thing about giving a speech is getting it off to a flying start. When your speech starts well, your audience is engaged from the very beginning. That way, they will still be listening when you get to your main message. When you can see your audience is enjoying your speech, your confidence […]

Redundancy rebound- bouncing back from losing your job

We have a lot of our own identity and emotions wrapped up in our jobs. Often our job helps define who we are and underpins a lot of our self-esteem. We find this out when we lose our job. Redundancy hits a lot of people hard. But it is the role that is being made […]

What’s the difference between mentoring and coaching?

So what’s the difference between mentoring and coaching? Mentoring is about supporting an individual by being a sounding-board for their ideas, a supporter, a confidante and an experienced shoulder they can lean on. Having a mentor they can speak to on a regular basis can make a big difference to employee morale, professional development and […]

The Seven Secrets of Success (so they say)

When I was setting up my own business 15 years ago, I read a lot of self-help books. My favourite was Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. They are still a blueprint, if you like, of the Secrets of Success in business life- indeed in life, generally. To paraphrase Stephen Covey, you are […]