Monthly Archives: May 2011

Benefits of using MindMaps

Free software download.
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Stevens and Associates 25th anniversary

We spent a fantastic weekend in Cardiff with friend and former colleague, Prof Terry Stevens celebrating the 25th anniversary of his company. There were two tourism seminars (Well-being and Tourism, and The Future of Tourism), a visit round the Wales Millennium Centre and a party in Cardiff Castle. Delegates came from all over the world, […]
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Advice on Business Networking

I was invited to write an article for The Edge business magazine with some useful advice on Business Networking  Click here to read
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Handshake Hints

The importance of a good handshake is proven by research. However, lots of people get it wrong. View short video clip here for some tips.  
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What makes a good communicator?

The thing that helps most for effective listening and ‘natural’ non-verbal communication, is a genuine interest in the speaker and in what they have to say. Shannon and Weaver (1949)
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The Resolution Training Company

Resolution Training is a social enterprise set up by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. I am working with them to set up the programmes of workshops on conflict management and emergency response planning. The Foundation has an excellent record of providing training for children, young people and adults facing conflicts in schools […]
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Have a flexible outlook to develop your communication skills

Some people are more skilled than others at constructing sophisticated messages. We develop our own ways of communicating  through our own experiences. According to Constructivist theory, people who are person-centred and proactively take on board new experiences are perceived to be more: Effective in their communications, Likely to be promoted, and Attractive to potential partners!
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