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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 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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Networking

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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Effortless small talk

The wedding season is in full throw and for some the trauma of having to chat to complete strangers is palpable. We’ve all been there – the wedding of a work friend, friend from a different time or a partner’s friend. Whatever the reason, you only know a couple of people and one or two […]

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