Category Archives: Communication Skills

NEW online courses

Chrissie has produced three new online courses to help businesses become more efficient. Chrissie has extensive experience of producing online learning materials having worked with the Open University and Manchester Metropolitan University on similar projects. The courses are now live, please click below for more details Making the most of your Meetings, Chairing Better Meetings and Time Management. […]
Also posted in Better meetings, Time Management | Leave a comment

Increased investment in training

The service sector reports a three-point increase in training investment to +16%, the highest recorded since the first quarter of 2008. Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey Quarter 4 – 2012 Service sector companies are seeing the value of training and are investing in training their staff. Make sure that your company is […]
Also posted in *Top Tips*, Networking, Presentation Skills, Time Management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to make a good first impression

I ran a workshop at Manchester Metropolitan University for graduates entitled “Making a good impression at interview”. It was funded through the Centre for Enterprise. It was a lively group of about 20 students and I received good feedback. `Chrissie was great on how to behave in an interview.’ `The session was extremely informative and […]
Also posted in *Top Tips*, Interview skills | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Women’s fear of public speaking

“The communication of ideas and opinions through public speaking is one of the most influential ways of inspiring and progressing social change. However, it is also reported to be people’s number one fear.  In particular, women can sometimes find it challenging.  Research has shown that while their primary focus is on relationships and connecting, social […]
Also posted in *Top Tips* | Leave a comment

Working with Teach First

Teach First is an amazing organisation which aims to overcome educational disadvantage. It recruits exceptional graduates and turns them into inspirational teachers. The graduates commit to a two-year programme which includes teaching training and leadership development. Teach First teachers work in schools with challenging circumstances across England. The charity was founded in 2002 and it […]
Posted in Communication Skills | Leave a comment

Good feedback from the Business School

I ran a workshop today at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School called “How to make a good first impression at interview”. There were 26 participants and I received some really good feedback. “The graduates clearly enjoyed it and you were mentioned frequently in the ‘things you most enjoyed/found most helpful’ on the evaluation sheets.” […]
Posted in Communication Skills | Leave a comment

Foundation for Peace

I have been engaged on a project at the Peace Centre for 14 months to set up a social enterprise, the Resolution Training Company. The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace was set up after the Warrington IRA bomb in 1993 which killed two boys and injured 56 People. The foundation carries out some […]
Also posted in *Top Tips*, Community Engagement | Leave a comment

In stormy seas…

I went to the Charity Leaders Exchange event yesterday at the wonderful Getty Images Gallery in London. Surrounded by images and some of the dresses owned by Marilyn Munroe a group of Charity Leaders and other associated professionals discussed the value of Stakeholder Engagement in times of recession. The title of the session was “In […]
Also posted in *Top Tips*, Community Engagement | Leave a comment

Good feedback and a bit of singing

I recently delivered a Presentation Skills workshop for Town Planners. Nick Taylor was kind enough to write a complimentary article for the North West Royal Town Planning Institute newsletter. To see the item go to RTPI Presentation Skills workshop.
Also posted in *Top Tips* | Leave a comment

Presentation Skills Workshop – “recommend it to all”

I ran a workshop for members of the Royal Town Planning Institute North West branch on Tuesday and was pleased to receive some very positive comments. “Very good event – recommend it to all.  Both for people who have presented before and people never to do it.  Really enjoyed it as everyone had to participate.  […]
Also posted in Planning | Leave a comment