Author Archives: Michael Brown Training

About Michael Brown Training

I'm a business skills trainer, facilitator and coach. I've been helping people to learn for 16 years, working all around the world on topics such as Negotiation, Conflict Handling, Sales, Leadership, Consulting and Personal Effectiveness. I'm an ENFP, constantly looking for new and inspiring things to do. I love my job for its variety and the stimulation I get from it, and spend most of my time seeing how far we can go with the subjects we work on in the training room. I've recently started a new venture in making video on how NOT to do things, which you can find at www.hownot2.com

Why more and more women choose self-employment

This week’s Blog is written by Vicki Marinker, whom I have known for several years since running a training programme at the recruitment firm where she was working.   Vicki is a partner in Comms Leaders, specialists in corporate communications … Continue reading

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Use your ears. Otherwise IT NEVER ENDS.

As a business skills trainer I’m constantly on the lookout for new tools and different perspectives on the  topics I work on, so that it stays fresh and relevant.  I’m also looking for reassurance that what I am advocating in … Continue reading

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Want to know who’s going to win the election? Easy: check out their jaw jut.

We are all doomed.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The utter irrationality of human decision making is currently making itself felt in the election process in the USA, as it has done in elections worldwide for … Continue reading

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Why you can’t beat personal experience. No matter how bad it was.

Last week I had one of those moments which make my job as a coach and trainer so completely satisfying.  There are plenty of them anyway, but this one was like a beam of light shining through a cloudy sky. … Continue reading

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Conflict at work? Probably best to avoid it.

Here’s a tricky question for you.  Please take one of my metaphorical honesty tablets before you answer it.  If you can’t give an honest answer there’s not much point reading this article.  Here goes. Is your organisation like so many … Continue reading

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Why Project Managers should invite conflict and relish frustration

This week’s article is written by my good friend and Project Management expert Spencer Holmes.  Spencer and I work together wherever we can, and are enjoying building a training video business together. I have just come away from another workshop, … Continue reading

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