Is It All In Your Head? Communication and Story Telling Tips

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Have you ever have a time where you could swear blind you have told someone something but they don’t seem to remember? Maybe you have great communication skills normally but sometimes people don’t seem to listen? Perhaps one of your family or friends seems oblivious to something which they really should know about you?  Well, maybe it’s just me then! This week I was talking to a really good friend.. Read More

Is Everything On Facebook a Hoax?

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Happy New Year – hope you had the best Christmas and New Year ever – whatever that is for you.  Mine was great, mostly entertaining family and spending time with the kids playing games and watching soppy Christmas films.  There was one thing though, that slightly peeved me. Now I try to be in “cause” rather than “effect” as much of the time as possible.    By that I mean, I.. Read More

The Exciting and Maddening World of Change

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I don’t know if you, like me, love change.  I have always loved change.  I love the changing seasons, I love new technology, I was one of the first 10,000 people on LinkedIn and yes I do have an iPhone 7 Plus – of course. There are a lot of great sayings about change – relating to business – like – If you are not growing you are dying.  Which.. Read More

How the Alphabet can Help You Understand Your Customers… AKA The Myers Briggs

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Ok – I haven’t lost the plot.  And I was speaking broadly there – I wasn’t referring to the whole alphabet.  Just the letters E,I, S, N, T, F, J and P….You may be sitting there thinking – no Carole you definitely HAVE lost the plot, or you might be thinking,   “Aha, she is taking about Myers Briggs.” Myers Briggs is a personality profiling tool that we have used over.. Read More

Zen and the Art of Letting Go

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Have you ever had a pivotal moment in your life?  I mean a situation that made you really sit down and assess what the heck you are doing with your life?    I have had a few of those over the years believe me!   Last January something happened – that I am not quite ready to talk about yet as I am not finished processing it, and it involves someone.. Read More

How Do You Really Connect With Your Content?

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I was speaking at a conference last week and a couple of the delegates commented on how well I connected with the audience – how it seemed I was speaking only to them.  They asked me how I did it and I shared a few of the tips I give people when I coach them on public speaking.   They then asked me how they could replicate that online in.. Read More

You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

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Hi Well, I could not let the week pass without comment on a world changing event like the election of Mr Trump – and the possible connection to you and YOUR magnetic business. So – I think from an outside point of view, we can agree that out of the 2 candidates on offer for US President, Donald was suitably unqualified.  He also has big question marks hanging over him.. Read More

Why Everyone Needs a Mentor

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Hi I was coaching last week / weekend at the Public Speakers University, where I met some very smart, very switched on and very creative people.   I love coaching people on public speaking, because it is life changing, in so many ways. What we teach people at the PSU, is not just about how to stand up on stage and look good.  Of course, this is part of it.  If.. Read More

What’s All This About A Glass Cliff?

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We have all heard about the glass ceiling but have you been reading about the Glass Cliff this week in the news? If you haven’t – let me explain. The Glass Cliff is where men subconsciously pull back from risky jobs, and women are appointed to these roles, often being sought out for the role.  These are the problem jobs – CEO of a company on the brink of disaster,.. Read More

Do You Take Yourself For Granted?

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Hi I am writing this on the Manchester to Euston Train as I am on my way to Gatwick where I am coaching on a conference for 4 days.  You may or may now know that one of the things I love to do is coach people to be ace public speakers.  It is a great feeling to see someone who is petrified or just clueless about public speaking, able.. Read More