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  We’re delighted to be partnering again with the IPA for the third IPA Speaker’s Cup. Following on from the success of the two previous competitions, we are running a day where speakers who work in advertising deliver a two-minute talk on an industry topic. The speakers compete for the IPA Speakers’ Cup and individual… View Article
March 25, 2019
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Clear, engaging and persuasive communication is just as important online as off. Plus there are more challenges to consider. We’re running 1:1 virtual coaching over Zoom, as well as small group sessions and large group interactive webinars. We can easily flex to meet the different needs of clients – for some we’re running a group… View Article
May 20, 2020
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We’re hearing that some people are finding it tough to interrupt politely on Zoom, Teams, Skype etc. We all know colleagues who have no problem talking over others. We also know colleagues who find it tough to make themselves heard at the best of times, let alone on a large Zoom meeting. Maybe you’re one… View Article
September 30, 2020
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If you’re working from home, you might well be getting that work done using Zoom, Skype, WebEx or Hangout.   But we all know that a meeting over video conference is a lot bumpier than one that’s face-to-face, especially when there are more than a few people involved. It can be tough to follow what someone… View Article
March 16, 2020
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The other day one of my clients observed how incredibly difficult and time consuming it was to prepare a 10 minute speech for a conference. It reminded me of what Churchill said: ‘‘If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if an hour, I am ready now’. The next day I… View Article
December 12, 2016
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Metro, September 14, 2016  Learning the power of persuasion Graham Singleton of presentation specialists Make Yourself on how to influence people So, what’s the big idea? Make Yourself started about ten years ago. We do presentation skills, communication skills, negotiation skills… anything around influencing and persuasion. It’s not just about what you say, it’s about… View Article
September 20, 2016
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  “Quiet Revolution. Is it better to be an introvert?” is a piece from last Sunday’s Telegraph, exploring what it means to be an introvert in a world often designed around extroverts. It’s centred on author Susan Cain, who spent 7 years in happy solitude writing her first book on the subject, then a whole year… View Article
June 2, 2016
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A good, short read from HBR with practical tips to help you handle conflict, along with a list of useful phrases to get you into the swing of things.  “The minute you accept that the conflict is productive and that the person you’re in conflict with is worthy, the nature of the conflict will immediately change… View Article
May 24, 2016
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The Daily Telegraph, September 4, 2006 Singing lesson is the key to increased productivity Si si si, do la da. Ya ku si ne la do ba na-ha. Ba-na-ha, ba-na-ha. Ya-ku si ne la do ba na-ha. Curious sounds are emanating from The Strand offices of business advisory firm Deloitte. Whatever is going on? Has… View Article
September 20, 2015
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If politics is your thing, then 2015 has been an interesting year. After the hype of the General Election earlier this year, there were numerous resignations and latterly the surprise election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Whatever your politics it seems that the new leader of the opposition has struck a cord with the… View Article
November 5, 2015
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