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Making Meetings Work – A simple process tip

So what makes one meeting such a success and yet another soon after a real disappointment.  are you able to think of meetings you love going to and those you dread.  how can make all the meetings we go to either to contribute, to take minutes or to chair make all worthwhile.  From my experience the first key is in setting the scene and responding to the natural rhythm that will make your meeti...
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Fancy a bit of networking?

If work is a little quiet at the moment it's worth brushing up your marketing skills and get out and meet people. February tends to be bit quieter in my business as my larger clients concentrate on their end of year activities.  So for business people who are normally too busy to network this can make it an opportunity to try it out. And it is a great place to spend time with people who can off...
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Networking. It’s more than just talking to people!

I was talking to a colleague the other day about the benefits of networking to build your contacts and grow your business.  She was concerned about how she could choose the right one for her particular needs and it got me thinking about how I have used and possibly abused networking groups over the years. There are so many groups in every area so it’s hard to know where to start.  You need to f...
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Just take a minute

We’re all multi-taskers – or we like to think we are – but when it comes to taking minutes, can we really do more than one thing at once? How effectively can you write at the same time as you listen? If you have to take notes, do you find you’re writing everything down and not really following the thread of the discussion? Or do you join in the discussion and forget to take notes? Minute writin...
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Six absolute essentials to get bang for your networking time and buck

In this guest blog, Heather Townsend, author of the best-selling and award-winning ‘The FT Guide To Business Networking’ and ‘The Go-To Expert’, spills the beans on how to make sure you get a high level of return every time you invest in building or nurturing your network. In this article – written exclusively for us – Heather will shine a light on the 6 absolute essentials you need to network eff...
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