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It's all about your audience ...

27 June 2015

I wish I was paid to speak to supplier and sales people, it’s what I say when they cold call me asking what big projects I am working on this year or what pain points I am suffering - that they can help me with? I wish I had the confidence to say ‘pain points? - Yes this call is one of them’


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What’s your watch got to do with being productive?

21 June 2015

Let’s forget about how exciting new tech, devices and cutting edge gadgets are and focus on how you can increase your productivity through the use of such devices. 

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A Serial to ensure all facts are agreed upon before a decision is made ...

07 December 2014

A colleague mentioned that he loved the podcast so much he couldn't believe that the story was made up - he was doubled over to be told that it was a true story ...

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Learn to communicate by aiming at the lowest common denominator ...

19 July 2014

To get the message across I have been told that you should share it three times although experience has shown that during periods of stress and pressure this number needs to be greater. 


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Oh no ... not another meeting

24 July 2013

How many times have your work colleagues gone into auto-pilot and scheduled a meeting

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5 steps to ask the right questions ...

04 July 2013

​Asking the right questions may be difficult - you may feel stupid or plainly uncomfortable - You may be under pressure and have been placed on the spot. 

Of all the skills you have - if we stripped all them all away there is only one that would allow you to recapture the lot and that is communicating, which involves heavily on asking questions.

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Do we need a strategy ....

04 July 2011

IT Manager walks in to CEO Office to discuss the IT Strategy:

CEO: I'm glad you're here, I have lots of important things to discuss with you

ITM: Oh, fantastic - I too have lots of ideas, having spent lots of time with all the Service Areas - I have a great understanding on how to move us forward - ensuring we make better us of what we have and spend less on what we buy - obtaining good value and establishing us as market leaders.

CEO: emm, yes - good. But before all that - can we discuss why it takes me so long to log into the my computer? Why the internet access is so slow? and what's all this I hear about the not being able to fix my PA's PC because of licence keys?

ITM: errr ......

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What did you do with your extra hour?

01 November 2010

As the clocks changed on Sunday morning I started thinking how I would use my extra hour?

Sleeping in, an extra hour sounded great, but if like me - I only seem to benefit from a good nights sleep if I go to bed early - so cross that one off.

Could get up and go to the gym, this sounds a good option - but decided to keep this as a 'possible'.

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Is it Wagner or Vagner? …

24 October 2010

Never admitting to being a TV pundit or a great fan of Saturday night television, what is going on with the nation? In keeping Wagner Carrilho in the X Factor.

What makes Wagner stand out? Is it that he is different? - not like the other contestants. 

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The future ...

22 May 2010

The future is still to be written, although if you are a sci-fi fan - you may see things differently.