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Time Management: How to manage your time better

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Time Management: How to manage your time better

How often have you said something like: ‘I don’t have time to do………..’  ‘If only I had more time I would…….’ ‘There just aren’t enough hours in the day……’  Have you ever stopped to think about time […]

Customer Service: How to communicate effectively with your customers

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Customer Service: How to communicate effectively with your customers

No matter what line of business you are in, effective communication is fundamental to delivering great customer service. The words you use have a major impact on your customers and on how they respond. Choosing […]

Customer Service: How do you treat your customers?

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Many businesses boast about their standards of customer service and how they will ‘go the extra mile’ for their customers. These sentiments are fine and commendable. However, the reality can be somewhat different. How often have you been on the receiving end of customer […]

Presentation Tips 10: How to make a team presentation

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Making a presentation can feel like a lonely task as you stand up and face your audience. Whether you sink or swim all depends on your performance – and of course that depends on how well prepared you are. There are times when you […]

Presentation Tips 9: How to deal with audience questions

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Most presentations end with time for questions from the audience. This is something that can strike fear into the heart of the presenter, for at least two reasons. The first is the prospect of being met with a stony silence when you ask, ‘Does […]

Presentation Tips 8: How to use visual aids

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No doubt you’ve heard the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ – but it has to be the right picture selected for a particular purpose. Visual aids can be a great way to enhance your presentation – so long as you use […]

Presentation Tips 7: How to use your voice effectively

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When you give a presentation your first goal should be to capture and hold the attention of your audience. Everyone must be able to hear and easily follow what you are saying. Fortunately you have one very valuable and versatile tool at your disposal […]

Presentation Tips 6: How to make a great first impression

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All eyes are on you when you stand up to deliver a presentation – and first impressions matter a great deal. Your audience will make judgments about you within seconds and those judgments will be based on what they see. Do you look professional […]

Presentation Tips 5: How to structure a presentation

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Most people find it more difficult to take in and remember information that they are listening to rather than reading for themselves. One of the ways you can help your audience follow what you are saying is to create a clear structure for your […]

Presentation Tips 4: How to plan a presentation

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Have you ever listened to a really great presenter and perhaps thought to yourself – ‘I wish I could present like that.’ The fact is, what you see and hear is only a fraction. It’s a bit like an iceberg where as much as […]