Whether you’re running an online meeting, conducting an online training programme, or presenting a webinar, you want your audience to take action after your event. But it’s not enough to simply state the facts and hope they take action. To be truly influential, you have to persuade them to change their current thinking and take the action you want.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
LinkedIn launched back in 2003, and since then has grown to become the world’s largest professional network, with a staggering 332 million users.
With so many of us using it to network, check out potential employees and establish relationships with future business partners, it really is important to make sure that your profile is looking its absolute best.
What’s more fun than a weekly meeting? Pretty much anything. Each week, you and your co-workers go down the same list of initiatives, in that same dry tone. Perhaps it’s just inevitable that weekly meetings become predictable, repetitive and sleep-inducing. Seriously, if you suffer from insomnia, just attend one bad weekly meeting and you’ll be cured.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with following trends, but they don’t always pan out for all of us. Take, for example, the baggy-jeans trend in the nineties — that was an absolute no-no for me. (I’m sure you’ve committed your own fashion faux pas over the years!)
But what about the trends in L&D? Are they something for us to adopt wholeheartedly, cautiously dip a toe in the water or avoid completely?
The theme for this week’s round-up is small businesses. The UK is a thriving hub of some of the world’s most innovative businesses and home to thousands of small business owners (and their teams). This week we’re sharing a series of small business-related stories that have been in the news and look ahead to the rest of 2015.
Living in the digital age is a double-edged sword: The tools available to us can be wonderful servants, but they can also be terrible masters.
An avalanche of emails, texts and social media alerts threaten productivity in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. The challenge for us, then, is to use this technology to boost our productivity while still fending off distractions.
So the tenth season of The Apprentice has drawn to a close and Lord Sugar has a new business partner in the form of Aussie Machiavelli Mark Smith.
Every year, the programme has me squealing with something between delight and pain at the faux pas and heat of the moment mistakes that the astonishing characters gracing the programme make. How the producers manage to find this combination of egomaniacs, maverick creatives and deluded Generation Y’s is beyond me, yet somehow they form a potent mix and make addictive viewing.
Many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions, such as keeping on top of our ‘to do’ lists, but very often they fall by the wayside when our old habits begin to creep back in. How lovely would it be if we could rewire our brains to a new, productive and efficient way of working, so that we can truly take control over the way we work, rather than letting our work take control of us?