communication skills training Archive

  • How to get your message across with a story

    How to get your message across with a story

    Think of any film you’ve seen that grabbed you.  What about a TV series you follow, or a book you read and re-read or share?  They’ll all have grabbed your attention and kept it with a story.  The story that’s threaded and woven throughout any attention-grabbing book or film is what we remember, long after […]

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  • Do you scare people off?

    Do you scare people off?

    We’ve all heard someone start off with “Well, the trouble is” or “What worries me is” haven’t we? Or what about the classic “Now, our first problem is” – talk about putting you on your back foot and priming you for ‘trouble ahead’. You know the thing that happens when we hear those sorts of […]

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  • Grab attention by adding just one little word and notice how people sit up and listen

    Grab attention by adding just one little word and notice how people sit up and listen

    Small, simple things make a big difference. We all know it and it’s often these small, subtle distinctions we add – garnishes if you will – that change the course and outcome of our conversations and connections. This is going to be so obvious to you – it probably is already from the title above […]

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  • Congratulations Kay White on your best-selling book (The A – Z of being understood)!

    Congratulations Kay White on your best-selling book (The A – Z of being understood)!

    We felt incredibly proud to see Kay White, featured on episode 14 of Maximise Potential, at the very Top of the Amazon best-seller lists, after the launch of her first book titled “The A – Z of being understood.” Here is a brief synopsis of the book: Are you an ambitious professional looking to make […]

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  • How and Why it’s good to be Direct

    How and Why it’s good to be Direct

    It’s important to be able to be direct. There are times when it’s crucial to be direct. There you are, I’m being direct with you. It’s got your attention, you know what I’m saying and it’s a key piece to being a clear, confident communicator. We’ll start with the ‘Why’ of being direct first. I’ll […]

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  • How To – And How Not To – Connect and Compel as You Write

    How To – And How Not To – Connect and Compel as You Write

    Think about how you write? Think about how you think about other people as you write – if you think about other people as you write? It’s one of the easiest things to do – just quickly type or write what you ‘think’ needs to be said and give a ‘tip of your fingertip’ response […]

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  • Influencing Actions: The Difference a Good Name Makes

    Influencing Actions: The Difference a Good Name Makes

    It’s often the difference between success and failure, or ‘yes please’ and ‘no thanks’ – naming a product, naming a project, naming a team, naming whatever. Giving something a name which is compelling, inviting, something that people either want, want to aim for or find interesting. Advertisers and marketing specialists are constantly looking for, and […]

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  • Two Small Words Change Everything

    Two Small Words Change Everything

    It’s such a small thing to say ‘thank you’. It costs you absolutely nothing and yet it makes a huge difference to how you are understood and remembered by people. It’s often the difference that makes the difference as to whether people do what you want, it certainly affects the way they do what you […]

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  • How Compelling and Engaging Are You to Other People? Or do you just listen to WII FM?

    How Compelling and Engaging Are You to Other People? Or do you just listen to WII FM?

    We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Either listening to or reading about someone telling you all the things they want, need, think, do. ‘Well, I went here and I said that and then I did this and then I said that. Well, I mean, who do they think I am? I said ‘well, I want […]

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  • 7 Words To Raise Your Game – How using assertive language raises your visibility

    7 Words To Raise Your Game – How using assertive language raises your visibility

    There are so many ways to say something and every way means something different to your listener as you say it. Imagine you’re in a meeting and someone asks if anyone is able to take on a new project or put some figures together. You think to yourself, I could probably do that but you […]

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  • Transcript: Introduction to NLP by Fiona Campbell (Max#24)

    Transcript: Introduction to NLP by Fiona Campbell (Max#24)

    Here is the latest transcript to the very motivational interview with NLP expert Fiona Campbell as she provides an introduction to NLP techniques for those of you who are interested in improving your communication at work or in your personal life. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a […]

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  • How to slow things down to speed things up

    How to slow things down to speed things up

    Talking of “Time Stands Still” well, even though we both know it doesn’t, you can make it slow down for you. Slow down to speed things up. Yes, I know – it’s a dichotomy (I had to look it up – a polar opposite, a contrariety) to say you have to slow down to speed […]

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  • Why “Why?” Can Trip You Up and What To Ask Instead

    Why “Why?” Can Trip You Up and What To Ask Instead

    ‘Why’ is such a small and yet powerful word to notice, understand and be aware of as you use it. Really, why? Well, it does two things very quickly, immediately in fact. Two things you want to avoid. One, it sends people straight to the word “because” which is justifying their actions/decisions and Two, it […]

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  • Keep people’s attention on your message (vs lunch)

    Keep people’s attention on your message (vs lunch)

    Kay White, our successful Communication Specialist and Trainer is here to help you be successful in life and in this extract she talks about how to use effective communication in the workplace using NLP techniques. You’ll remember in the last Edition, I told you that a client and I were still giggling about a great […]

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  • Transcript: Kay White – Effective and Powerful Communication (Max#14)

    Transcript: Kay White – Effective and Powerful Communication (Max#14)

    Here is the transcript of the motivating interview with Kay White, NLP Coach, Communications Specialist and Trainer (Max#14) offering career coaching advice. Kay discusses how to use effective communication in our everyday lives using NLP Techniques helping you be successful and achieve in your career, life and business. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the […]

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