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10 Rainmaking principles

Just finished reading Rainmaking Conversations: Influence, persuade and sell in any Situation. Lots of great stuff in it but here are the 10 principles underpinning everything. Worth a read and you can find additional resources at http://www.rainsalestraining.com/. 1. Play to

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Two little known but helpful powerpoint tips

1) If you ever want to be able to run other powerpoint decks from within an open powerpoint deck there is a way. Ideal for hosting numerous speakers’ decks and with the added flexibility of being able to amend the

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“Tudes” help you breathe more easily

Two key qualities need to be considered when looking for success and they apply to any field of endeavour. When assessing how far or how high you want to go bear this in mind: Attitude + Aptitude = Altitude Attitude:

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10 yeses from me!

A great post from Paul Williams @ Think for a Change: The Top Ten List of Making Innovation Happen Every Day… Innovation MUST be tied to the organizational strategy Innovation MUST be on the leadership agenda and discussed at every

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Music and life – inspiration for both

Never really been a fan of classical music. But this TED presentation from Benjamin Zander strikes me as a great first step. Of course, as the end of the video reveals it’s not just about music.

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Why are we the way we are?

This is a fascinating TED talk byDr. Brene Brown which had me gripped.  Hard to do it justice with a few words but it touches on the importance of being authentic, vulnerability, shame and connecting with people. I’m sure it

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An interesting view on “Save Our Planet”

George Carlin is not everyone’s favourite comedian but I love his upfront and opiniated approach. He passed away not long ago so here’s a reminder of the man in full flow!

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