Monthly Archives: March 2010

7 Habits of highly ineffective Presenters.

A guide to Michael Brown’s favourite worst Presentation habits, based on years of training in the subject and being on the receiving end of more than his fair share of suicidally bad practice. Continue reading

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Dysfunctional meetings. Tool 2. Knowing what we’re talking about and why.

Michael introduces a simple model for bringing clarity and engagement to discussions in meetings. Continue reading

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Dysfunctional meetings. Tool 1: getting people to shut up.

Most people I come across in the training room spend more time than they would wish in meetings.  If you include conference calls, it’s far from unusual to hear people say they spend more than half their working life in … Continue reading

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Negotiation Skills: put a BANANA in your pocket!

One of the joys of being a trainer is when you bump into people who can actually remember something of what you trained them in! I had just such a moment only last week, when in a staff restaurant in … Continue reading

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