Posts in communications training
“Leading and influencing leaders”

Gantt charts alone do not deliver. In my interview with Matthew Henry, a project manager in the nuclear industry, I explore how the ability to lead other leaders and communicate direction and vision impact project delivery. 

Leadership has always been an interesting topic. Often, however, people associate position with leadership. What is your take on this?

It’s true that people equate position with leadership, but that it doesn’t have to be that way…

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Launching Zeitgeist 4YP - Mentorship programme for Young Professionals!

Zeitgeist for Young Professionals offers 10 hours of FREE mentoring and coaching. It is a Cumbria-wide programme and is open to students in their last year of studies of Public Relations, Marketing or Communication and those who are in their first two years of a related professional career.  Zeitgeist 4YP is designed to help young professionals think more strategically about marketing communication and their own careers. Participants will be required to develop a communications strategy for a topic of their choice as part of the programme. Two mentorships are offered each year.

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Hopeless at presenting?

If you think you are no good at presenting, the most likely reason is that you are thinking about the wrong person. You are focused on yourself, rather than your audience. You might argue that, in fact, you are thinking of your audience and that this is what tends to tie your tongue.

Truth is, however, that we tend to worry about what others think of us. We become self-focused, rather than focused on creating an experience which engages our audience. We want to be liked rather than wanting to provide our audience with something unique or special to take away.

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