Be more assertive at work (not aggressive)

29-Mar-2018 / by Michael Pryke posted in Assertiveness, work, communication, effective communication, workplace communication

How is it that some people seem to get exactly what they want at work, while others struggle to get anywhere at all? We all know the sort of people – they are often the recipients of promotions ahead of their peers; they negotiate their ideal salary while others jump at the first offer; and management often implement their ideas when they’re presented at meetings or in proposals.

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Death by Powerpoint: Why storytelling is key to presenting

16-Mar-2018 / by Michael Pryke posted in work, Tips, communication, public speaking, presentations

I am willing to bet that when you’re tasked with giving a presentation at work, the first thing you do is load up PowerPoint on your computer. However, by presenting yourself with a blank canvas that you feel compelled to fill, you are giving yourself further hurdles to jump before you even know what it is you’re going to say!

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5 Tips for Speaking Clearly to Your Team - Part 2

7-Dec-2017 / by Emma Serlin posted in Tips, communication, confidence, effective communication, work

In the second of this two-part blog post, we continue to share top tips for those of you in leadership roles who are looking to communicate more effectively with your team. In our previous post, we looked at how clarity and confidence can have an enormous impact on how you communicate with your team. Here, we share the final three tips, which deal with how structure and preparation will ensure you get your message acrsoss. 

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5 Tips for Speaking Clearly to Your Team - Part 1.

1-Dec-2017 / by Emma Serlin posted in Tips, communication, confidence, effective communication, work

When you have gone high enough up the ranks to have a team of people working underneath you, you might think you should already have basic aspects of leadership, like communication, in the bag. And yet, a lack of effective communication among management is probably one of the biggest reasons for low performance, poor results, and people not getting along or enjoying their work. And, as we all know, finding a manager who is an excellent, effective communicator is rare! It is so important as a leader that the message you give is clear, both in your non-verbal messaging, positioning yourself as a leader, and also in your verbal. But regardless of how good we should be, the reality is that most people would benefit from some guidance to improve their efficiency as a leader.

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