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“Be excellent to yourself, dude”

From “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (cult 1989 American science fiction comedy) Anyone in the UK will know that over the course of the last 12 months, the Post Office has celebrated the magnificent achievement¬†of the UK gold medal winners¬†in … Continue reading

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“Do You Listen Deeply Enough?”

I had some gruesome feedback from a mystery shopper the other day! It was a prelude to an outstanding training course “Cold Calling For Professionals” delivered by Lingo Telemarketing. I found out that I was hard to get hold of, … Continue reading

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“JK Rowling And The Benefits Of Failure And Imagination”

Another fine example of elegant and powerful speech making. JK Rowling the richest author in the world thanks to her Harry Potter books, woos her audience at the Harvard Commencement from the start with charm and humour. What are the … Continue reading

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“Giving A Compliment: A Powerful Influencing Skill!”

It struck me this afternoon that you’d be interested in one of the very powerful ways to win strong relationships with the people around you. One of the great secrets to achieve influence is to make people feel good when … Continue reading

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“Get Them To Do You A Favour!”

I was lucky enough to attend The Infinite Group training session yesterday. The business advisers were focusing on the wonderful opportunities for retiring business owners gaining a good price for their business thanks to the help of Luminar International supporting … Continue reading

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“Getting To The Buy In Of The Decision Maker”

Whilst others are toasting themselves in the sunshine this afternoon, I am at the Trusty Rusty (the Rusty Bike – our local pub in Magdalen Road) hoping to finish the chapter I told you about on how essential Leadership Presence … Continue reading

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“What Intention Do you Have Today?”

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.” George Orwell … Continue reading

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