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Tag: Laura McHarrie

Remote Team Leadership with John Bennett

Virtual teams have suddenly become a way of business life. With them comes some potentially significant stresses. John Bennett, a guide from schoolofthought.life explains how we might best, keep in […]

Bricks to Clicks with Adam King

An audience with Adam King, the co-founder of Media Lounge, an eCommerce agency and of Jolly Brolly an “umbrella” company that moved from bricks to clicks. If you have been […]

By The Grace of … the NHS

I have been diagnosed as a type one diabetic since I was 18, that is not quite, but almost 40 years ago. The NHS staff has not only saved my […]

The Trials & Tribulations of Trust with Julia Felton

An audience with Julia Felton from Business Horse Power, who discusses Accenture Strategy’s long list of adjectives that describe trust including; competence, integrity, honesty, transparency, commitment, purpose and familiarity. Link to the […]

Plus Ca Change with Simon Phillips

An audience with Simon Phillips from the Change Maker Group … Simon explores how we best overcome resistance to constant change, when we feel stuck and don’t know what to […]

5-Star Social Proof with Chris Odell

An audience with Chris Odell from Schtore and Zon Coupons who discusses what he does to build trust in his online business models with star ratings and reviews to encourage […]

How to be Heard (TM Speech #2&3)

Introduction “Here at Toastmasters, we live and die by our presentation successes and failures. The intros can have a massive impact how the audience reacts to the speech. I’m so […]

Ah Yes! It is Christmas … Storytelling #4

Introduction – Laura McHarrie stumbled upon the subject of this her fourth project from the Story Telling Manual having talked about a Christmas Tradition in a table topic last December.  […]

Hitting the Target

How do you get your message across when you are in a client meeting?  Do you use PowerPoint? Explain a brochure?  Deliver a pre-prepared speech? This post is about how […]

A Marxism …

“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping […]

A Letter from George – Storytelling #5

Betsy Loveless was beating the back out of a piece of meat with a weighty rolling pin.  The occasional trapped rabbit with wild vegetables regularly put food on the family […]

Robert’s Rules of Order

In the last 9 months I have been involved in a number of political (small p) meetings where Robert’s Rules of Order have been applied.  Whilst I have been to […]

Getting Past the Gatekeepers

Roughly only 20% of B2B telephone cold calls reach the decision makers on the first call.  You need to recognise that persistence is important if you are going get through the […]

The Flip Side of Passion

Can you remember having to do your job with one hand tied behind your back?  I bet it was one of the reasons you chose to ‘go it alone’? Run […]

Satisfaction Guaranteed?

A ‘just’ satisfied customer isn’t really good enough, only delighted ones will spread the words that encourage others to have the same experience.  So how do you know what your […]

Three Commercial Love Stories

Advertisers know the phenomenal power behind telling a story.  Indeed the reason we call Coronation Street and East Enders ‘soap operas’ is because washing soap advertisers used to sponsor TV […]

The Flood – Interpretive Reading #3

Laura McHarrie has chosen The Flood, one of The Vagina Monologues, a compilation of plays written and performed originally by Eve Ensler in 1996.  This is one that Laura thinks […]