Introduction to Change

To introduce ways of overcoming the stressful situations of change, there are no normal or abnormal ways of reacting to change, but that we must start from where we are. See change not as something to be feared and resisted but as an essential element of the world to be accepted. Adapting to change is not technical but attitudinal. Recognise that before we can embrace the way things will be, we may go through a process of grieving, and of letting go of the way things used to be. See change as an opportunity for self-motivation and innovation.

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Life is a journey……how personal development can help you get where you want

Life is a journey, and personal development should be a key component of that journey. Who wants to stay in one place the whole time?

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Another year over, a new one just begun!! A perfect time for planning….

There is something about a new year that enables us to see beyond the day to day slog and to look at the longer term, to set plans and goals

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Another year over – celebrate your successes…

It’s often hard to find the time to really look and assess how successful we have been, to celebrate all the things that have gone well, amid the day to day work and the planning for future work that takes up so much of our time. But the end of the year is a perfect opportunity to do just this. To really look at how well we did, and to congratulate ourselves on a job well done.

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Liquid paper?….Is that something magician’s use? (Or how Word has really changed things!)

Now, well it’s probably easier to say what Word can’t do, which basically is a very very short list. Anything you want Word to do, it probably can, and then some. From formatting in every way imaginable, to picture manipulation, to inserting videos etc, Word has got it all pretty much covered. It is very far removed from just typing words onto a page

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It’s all a juggling act…..(or so little time!)

I have learnt to drop the things which aren’t essential, to focus on the areas that are of importance, and I have, after believing that my memory would be good enough to remember everything and realising that actually it isn’t, now succumbed to to-do-lists. These have focused my mind, and helped me manage my time.

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The Great Proposal – Return on Investment

Loathe or love them, writing proposals are a necessary evil. They are great when we have time to write them, when we can sit down without interruption and pull together our thoughts, when we have had time to know and understand the recipient(s) wants, when we can best address these…So what is it that would make life easier when writing a proposal, other than getting someone else to write it?

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The mighty talk

Margo@ButeBlog The Power Presenter Profile

I am watching her deliver, she is in front of the room, reaching out, loud and clear and yet not saying a thing, verbally at least. She looks the part, she’s moved the lectern to the side and her presentation is 4 slides for a 20 minute presentation. It

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Excel-ling in time wasting…

Excel is a wonderful tool. There, I’ve said it, it is out there. It has so many amazing functions from the simple:- sub-totalling, calculations and being generally good for storing small lists and the more advanced:- taking lists and manipulating them with Pivot Tables, Data Tables, Macros and the in-between:- Filters, Data validation and more….

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Is Online Shopping Dumbing Down our Expectations?

Since when did it become ok to expect bad service? And, does that mean if we do not expect a good service, we do not give a good service? What is the fall-out from your business not providing excellent services? Would your business survive a Social Media battering for bad service? Would your job survive it?

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