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How mindfulness can stop you from sleepwalking through life - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

How mindfulness can stop you from sleepwalking through life - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
Let's begin with three questions: First, are you breathing? Second, what's your posture: sitting, lying or standing? Third, where are you and what's going on around you? If you answered
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Paula Hansen - Prezi PPT

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The power of #graphic facilitation and #Prezi - I love it! @PaulaHansen001 http://t.co/edPGRWBMa0

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Love Prezi as a great alterative to powerpoint

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Why picking the Top 4 resumes often leads to hiring failures - Denver Business Journal

Why picking the Top 4 resumes often leads to hiring failures - Denver Business Journal | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
When time is scarce and you are staring at a mountain of resumes, it’s natural to want to whittle the mountain down. Most managers say, “Let’s start with the three or four very best resumes. We can always come back later to consider the other candidates.” It feels like smart time management, but it doesn’t work.

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The backbone of every company is the people they employ - get the hiring right and then continue investing in them....

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 8, 8:35 PM

Bob says "the people with “perfect resumes” often aren’t the best candidates."  I agree. I also contend that the reciprocal is true. My personal experience is the best candidates don't have the most perfect resume. 


Just because someone has spent the effort and time to make a perfect resume that matches the job perfectly, and hits 100% of all the job requirements, does not mean that someone with an 80% resume is a much better candidate and will perform much better once on the job. 


When hiring managers or HR screeners spend all of 30 seconds reading the resume of a senior executive, they are doing their company a disservice. 


Solution:

1. Carve out the right amount of time to engage in the hiring process. 

2. Read the resumes. don't just skim them.


When I hired 900 people to deploy to nine regions in 30 days, I read several thousand resumes. Every word. No skimming. That's one way I grew a $30M practice to $150M and improved gross margin by 50%. 



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3 tips to tackle presentation nerves - Make Yourself

3 tips to tackle presentation nerves - Make Yourself | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
We have an aquarium in our house.  The other day one of the fish developed an illness and died. A bit alarmed by this, my 12 year-old son searched on You Tube to find a cure, just in case the illness struck again. Typing in ‘fish’ and ‘death’, he unearthed a slightly disturbing video showing […]
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3 tips here on how to prepare for that all important presentation, don't let the Piranhas get you!!

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Free Black And White PowerPoint Templates

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Free Black and White PowerPoint templates with awesome and creative slide designs


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If you need to use Powerpoint for your presentations then why not take a look at these

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9 Tips For More Powerful Business Presentations

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Adrian Fuller's curator insight, November 5, 2013 10:57 PM

PowerPoint is not dead but needs to be livened up with personal insights and powerful images.

Angela Heath's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:18 PM

Creating a great presentation is like creating great content. Start from a position of authority and build your case. Support your opinion with powerful statements and prepare for difficult questions.  This article offers some great tips for hitting your presentation out of the park everytime.

MBA Admissions Coach's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:37 AM

Great tips for a good presentation.  You can also apply these same principles to developming MBA admissions essays and your answers to MBA interview questions. 

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Six tools for collaborating remotely | TrainingZone.co.uk

Six tools for collaborating remotely | TrainingZone.co.uk | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it

I'm a big fan of productivity tools, but also a big advocate that learning and communication happen best face to face, where you have the fullest range of visual and verbal cues at your disposal. As technology improves, it feels like we're finally reaching an age where online collaboration is a mainstream part of the working world, not something reserved for 'special people' any longer.

So with that in mind, here's my list of six really useful tools for collaborating remotely.


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To work effectively you need to work anywhere! useful blog post

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Presentation skills training course: Pitching to Win

Pitching to win by Make Yourself. Make Yourself is a corporate training company specialising in presentation, influencing & negotiation skills
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Why do some companies have such a high pitch conversion rate? What is it that they know and others don’t? Is it the process they follow, what they say or how they say it?


They simply know how to 'pitch to win' !!

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Characteristics of Great Customer Representatives [Infographic]

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Within any company there are specialized roles. Engineers and designers are needed to develop and design products. Information technologists implement and manage complex systems.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, BSN
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Communication skills are key in many, many roles.

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4twenty2's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:42 AM

The personality traits here are important not just in the CS industry but in most People facing roles, particularly sales.

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The Psychology of Negotiation

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Polish your negotiation skills - negotiation skills training courses by Make Yourself - for course info call +44 (0) 207 887 2627
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This advanced negotiation skills training course uses roleplays and one-on-one coaching. The examples used are based on real-life negotiations with some of the world’s largest companies.

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Better Brainstorming: How to Inspire Group Creativity

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Some steps to follow to avoid your next brainstorming session from being hijacked by disruptive employees.

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Rona Lewis's curator insight, February 2, 10:04 AM

Brainstorming starts earlier than you think.

Douglas Brown's curator insight, February 15, 4:16 PM

Power Quotes: Group Creativity

 

group brainstorming meetings can become productive drivers of company innovation or simply a waste of company time.


Establish rules of the game. Some popular and effective rules:

Suspend all judgmentThere’s no such thing as a bad ideaGo for quantity, not qualityEmbrace wild, audacious ideasThe origin of the idea is irrelevant


Shaking things up can have a dramatic impact on a group’s ability to collaborate freely and build upon one another’s ideas. That’s how innovative solutions are born.

Belva Jennings's curator insight, March 19, 12:04 PM

Dissects and offers fresh perspective on an old favorite.

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The Yin & Yang of Negotiation

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Build on your negotiation skills by learning hard and soft skills

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Becoming a great negotiator requires a unique combination of skills; the ‘hard’ commercial processes that can be learned and practiced; what is said and how to say it. Then there are the soft skills: the paralinguistic and non-verbal techniques, the subtle nuances that can help you read the person across the table and gain a real edge.

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Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

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Encouraging perfection will slow things down for your startup. Here's how and why to make employees feel comfortable with messing up in the name of...
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A willingness to make mistakes is a strength.

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Training workshop to prepare you for handling difficult people

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Learn how to Handle Difficult People. This workshop enable employees to handle difficult people more effectively.
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Difficult colleagues are one of the most common reasons good people leave a company. This workshop enables attendees to handle difficult people more effectively. It understands that while you probably can’t change your colleague or client, by changing the way you react to them you can build a better relationship. Ultimately, that means greater job satisfaction and productivity.

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Stop your meetings going off course with this one trick - Make Yourself

Stop your meetings going off course with this one trick - Make Yourself | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
Stop your meetings going off-course with this one influencing trick.
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1 useful trick to help manage those meetings running away with you....

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Free Grass Background PowerPoint Template

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Free Grass Background PowerPoint Template is a PPT template with green background for agriculture presentations but also for Agro PowerPoint presentations


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Useful free template 

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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective

Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it

Employees deserve feedback. So we give it--sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much.

But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give--whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.

The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (one of the few books I actually give to friends) and The Little Book of Talent (a book I've written about before) and ablog about performance improvement that belongs on your must-read list.


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Wow this is incredible - just 19 words can make such a big difference

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 30, 6:58 AM

Writing this one phrase on students' papers boosted student performance by 40%. So simple...

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, April 2, 7:01 AM

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I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them.

That's it: just 19 words. But those words are powerful because they are not really feedback. They're a signal that creates something more powerful: a sense of belonging and connection.

Looking closer, the phrase contains several distinct signals:

1)    You are part of this group.

2)    This group is special; we have higher standards here.

3)    I believe you can reach those standards."

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 1:04 PM

Everyday leaders can achieve extraordinary results by being attentive! Great article!

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Presentation Ideas: Do I really need my presentation agenda?

Presentation Ideas: Do I really need my presentation agenda? | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
Presentation Ideas: Are you using presentation agendas out of habit or for added value?

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well do you? - what do you think?

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Richard Lock's curator insight, February 6, 4:15 AM

A question I encourage presenters to ask themselves. 

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Private coaching sessions tailored to your needs

Private coaching with Make Yourself a corporate training company specialising in presentation, influencing & negotiation skills
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sometimes you need a tailored approach to help you present well..

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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Love this simplified diagram when you need to do some indepth research this could help

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David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:13 AM

Good framework for research.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:50 AM

For additional information on Inquiry-Based Learning, go directly to this link: http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-phases-inquiry-based-learning-guide-teachers/

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:03 AM

Always useful to find visual learning frameworks that guide inquiry, including self-directed inquiry.    These questions could also be helpful with co-learning, group and individual coaching, and appreciative inquiry. ~  D

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Presentation Skills Training Course Mastering Video Conferencing

Presentation Skills Training Course Mastering Video Conferencing | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
Level 2 of our presentation skills training course mastering the video conference to become as persuasive over video as your are in person
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With pressure on travel budgets, increasing globalisation and improvements in technology, use of video conferencing is on the increase. For many, even experienced presenters, this is an extremely hard medium to master and can be a daunting way to present.

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How mindfulness can stop you from sleepwalking through life - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

How mindfulness can stop you from sleepwalking through life - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
Let's begin with three questions: First, are you breathing? Second, what's your posture: sitting, lying or standing? Third, where are you and what's going on around you? If you answered
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Influencing Skills - Influencing Fundamentals

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Influencing others brought to you by Make Yourself. Make Yourself is a corporate training company specialising in presentation, influencing & negotiation skills
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This half day workshop is for those who want to be better at influencing those around them, whether internal or external stakeholders, peers, direct reports or more senior managers.It is designed as an introduction to the wider arena of Influencing Skills.

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Presentation Skills - Phone Confidence

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A great telephone manner is key to business success

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Phone Confidence focuses on harnessing the power of the voice when on the phone.  How much time do we spend improving our presentation skills?

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7 Tips For Giving Feedback (and Making It a Lot Less Difficult, Too)

7 Tips For Giving Feedback (and Making It a Lot Less Difficult, Too) | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
How do you feel when it’s that time to provide “feedback” to your team?

Via Anna Conrad, Lauren Nichols, David Hain
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Some good tips here to help with giving feedback .

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:23 AM

(From the article): Here’s where it all comes together. You can provide context and consequences, and, you can leave the choice of action to the employee. But the bottom line is, you are the leader and you are the one held ultimately accountable for the overall performance.

 

Keeping that role in perspective can help you provide the sincere, honest feedback. This is your job, and the ultimate decisions about the work of the team falls to you.

 

You aren’t their friend, you’re their leader and your responsibility is to provide open and candid feedback. It is their choice to accept it or not.

Chris Brown's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:49 PM

Some great tips... especially #1 and #2.  Which one resonates to you?

Sylvie Houliere - Mayca's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:22 AM

L'art du feedback ets un art difficile. Quelques conseils clairs et simples à lire dans cet article.

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Presentation skills training course: Pitching to Win

Presentation skills training course: Pitching to Win | Passionate about corporate training | Scoop.it
Pitching to win by Make Yourself. Make Yourself is a corporate training company specialising in presentation, influencing & negotiation skills
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Why do some companies have such a high pitch conversion rate? What is it that they know and others don’t? Is it the process they follow, what they say or how they say it? This course unlocks many of the secrets to successful pitching.

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