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Presenter types

Presenter types

Presenter types

Presentations, from a sales pitch or training session to an annual report,  can either be an invigorating experience or it can be a moment of dread for both presenter and audience. Many argue that it is the presentation content that determines how interesting a presentation is, but it is not the only determining factor.

While preparing for a new Sales Training course we came across this insightful survey on the Make a Powerful Point blog. In a post by Gavin McMahon,  founding partner at Fassforward Consulting Group, he writes that there are 6 types of presenters. He states that, “If you understand which one you are, if you understand where your strengths and weaknesses lie, you can get better.”

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Why investing in team building makes sense

Investing in team building

Investing in team building

Any business or organisation that employs two or more staff members effectively has created a team. A team can be seen as a group of individuals that work together towards a common goal or vision and who share in its rewards. The collective sum of the strengths and weaknesses determine the successes or failures of any team. In order to succeed as a team, putting in effort in developing the very core strengths and skills of each team member is indispensable as is identifying and resolving the weaknesses and shortcomings of each member.

Building a ‘winning’ team is the primary purpose and focus of team building and thus investing in it makes sense as it will define the level of success, in practically every area, of a business or organisation.

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If you could solve one problem in your organisation, what would it be?

If you could solve 1 problem

If you could solve 1 problem

We came across this interesting mini-survey by Steve Simpson creator of UGR’s. So we thought we would run our own survey with just the one questions:

If you could solve one problem in your organisation, what would it be?

Click the link to answer the one question and we will give you feedback in a future blog post.

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If you’re not looking for it…

If you’re not looking for it

If you’re not looking for it

The positivity ratio is a concept in positive psychology suggesting that a ratio of positive to negative emotions distinguishes “flourishing” people from “languishing” people.

The ratio was proposed by Marcial Losada and psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, who identified a ratio of positive to negative affect of exactly 2.9013 as separating flourishing from languishing individuals in a 2005 paper in American Psychologist. This means that in order for any person or team to flourish we need to have about 3 to 1 positive versus negative experiences.

We recently discussed the positivity ratios suggested by Barbara Fredrickson in a few training sessions.

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Kick-start the New Year

Kick-start the New Year

Kick-start the New Year

Are you suffering from Sunday blues? But now it seems to be the whole of January. Does it feel like you are weighed down by the mountain of things that need to be restarted etc.?

How about kick-starting your year with a new and fresh mind-set?

When working with individuals and teams we often find that the following three realities mess with their ability to start of the year powerfully: 1.) They lose their why in the holiday season, 2.) Their vision gets blurred and 3.) They focus on the loss of the good times and therefore lack drive.

Let us review these three factors.

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