improve your communication at work Archive

  • 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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  • 3 Easy Ways for People to Take On Your Advice

    3 Easy Ways for People to Take On Your Advice

    “Now, what you should do is…” “Well, it’s obvious, you should do this, then you should do that and then you should tell them you’ve done it”. Should do. What you should do and what you want to and actually do are often very different things. Even if the advice we’ve been given is spot […]

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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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  • 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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  • MAX#14: How to develop Effective and Powerful Communication – Kay White, Communication Specialist and Trainer

    MAX#14: How to develop Effective and Powerful Communication – Kay White, Communication Specialist and Trainer

    Maximising the potential of your communication from Communication Specialist and Trainer, Kay White. Kay shares with us some superb tips and advice on how we can all improve the effectiveness of our communication in order to gain more from our career and life in general. In this interview with Kay, discover: How to construct your […]

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