Handshake in a meeting

Do I shake hands or kiss them?

This is possibly one of the most frequently asked questions at our successful communication workshop. That and “how do I stop someone I don’t know kissing me in greeting”! Here in the UK there is definitely an awkwardness around meeting and greeting! Probably because we no longer have a commonly recognised norm for how to […]

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Are tube travellers ruder than most?

I was listening to a radio interview recently and the interviewee was asked about the tube system in London and said something along the lines of “I don’t want to be rude but unlike Southerners when we Northerners travel we’re friendly and like to talk to each other”. And it got me thinking …. Are […]

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How to be confident at any time

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary: Confidence is “the quality of being certain of your abilities” and “having trust in people.” The only time anyone approaches me about being more confident is when they start to lose the certainty in themselves that they have their abilities and then others start to lose trust in them. […]

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Are you standing too close?

When others invade our personal space we find it uncomfortable. And what I’m talking about here is the amount of space we like to have between us and someone else. It is dependent on who you are and my relationship with you. And personal space is exactly that … personal. What I consider to be […]

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What’s your excuse?

Even the most seasoned business owners who know networking is a great way to build business quickly, sometimes just don’t go … or go to a few meetings and then stop! Their excuses? Lack of time, too costly, not effective, not relevant … to name just a few. So you can imagine if you don’t […]

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