Category Archives for Communication

How To Get Your Messages Across As An Accountant

Accountants are communicating all of the time.  Sometimes this will be on a one to one basis.  Other times it might be to small groups.  Periodically it will be a full blown presentation to a whole organisation, division or department conference or meeting.  It can even be to industry analysts and the media if at […]

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Being A Great Simplifier

One of the qualities of great leaders that is often cited is that they have the ability to make the complex simple. With more and more people specialising these days, it can be a challenge when you become a leader to get your ideas, concepts, thoughts, visions and strategies across in a way that is […]

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The Real Barriers To Team Success

Teams, as we know, have the potential to contribute significantly to organisational performance. On the other hand they often fail to deliver to optimal performance levels.

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Biggest Barrier To Getting Your Message Across

Ever noticed how much a challenge it seems when people are asked to present.  There are of course many things that contribute to successfully getting our message across but in my experience their is one big barrier that gets in the way.  Watch this 2 minute video to find out what.   If you have […]

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Presentation Lessons From Dragons’ Den

In the Den businesses are seeking investment in their product or service.  So what were the key presentation lessons from the first week of the 2009 series? Make sure that you demonstrate your track record when presenting Don’t take big risks when making a pitch.  Focus on presenting professionally and in a business like way […]

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6 Simple Steps to Developing Your Listening Skills

Listening is one of the most highly prized skills in the work place.  Yet unlike reading and writing, we are never taught how to listen.  Improving your listening skills can make a huge difference both at work and more generally in relationships.  Given that you are not trained in listening, what simple steps can you […]

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Presenting: 7 Top Tips For Delivering A Great Presentation

It is claimed that some people fear giving a presentation more than death.  Now in many respects this is crazy.   A presentation really isn’t life or death.  More of a slightly more presssurised communication. So what are my top tips for delivering a great presentation?Be clear about what you want to achieve as a result of your presentation […]

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