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London, United Kingdom Public Speaking Class Events

We have a very friendly, supportive and non-judgmental environment. We encourage people to make mistakes here and learn from them, as there will be no negative consequences from that. Our unique approach to public speaking goes much deeper than most others. We’ll help you to develop an authentically confident personal public speaking style that will allow you to connect with your audience, and successfully get your points across in a way that impacts your audience intellectually and emotionally. (more…)

Finding Solace

It is a rare treat in my day that I manage to find five minutes to think about anything which isn’t work. Finding that minute of solace in a hectic and managing to appreciate it is almost unheard of in my office.

We all run fast, we sprint from decision to decision, certain that the profit and the bottom line will be hugely negatively affected if we pause to breathe for a second.

Most of the time we’re right, most of the time the decision needed to be made an hour ago, yet we’re only just hearing of the issue. Most of the time is not that moment of solace, so when it comes we need to truly embrace it. (more…)

5 Tips for Motivating Your First Line Management Team

Our first line managers are some of the most important members of our businesses team. They are responsible for the supervision and management of our workers, and their levels of effectiveness and productivity can have a large impact on our business’ profitability as a whole. It is vitally important that we keep our first line management team highly motivated and working effectively. If our team is working to the best of its abilities, we can work with confidence, knowing that they have the capacity to handle any challenges they face.

Keeping a team motivated can be a challenge in itself, but by taking a few steps in the right direction, any manager of a department or division, in any business in any sector, can increase the productivity and cost-effectiveness of their team. Here are five tips on how to motivate your first line management team, so that you and your business can reap the benefits of a highly motivated workforce. (more…)

Why You Should Implement a Wellness Program within Your Organization

Wellness programs are any program that seeks to improve the health or emotional well-being of employees. These programs can range from free gym memberships to paying them money for meeting fitness goals and programs intended to provide a safety net for staff. Let’s look at why you should implement a wellness program within your organization. We’ll also share a few steps you can take now to achieve these goals. (more…)

Injury On Construction Site? First Steps To Take

Construction sites present a great number of health and safety risks. The Health and Safety Executive estimate that around 4% of construction workers suffer from a work-related illness every year and that 3% sustain a common work-related injury. The types of injuries sustained range in severity, but can include things like broken bones or fractures, cuts and lacerations from tools and materials, burns from fire or electrocutions, and head traumas. (more…)

Coworking With Cause – How To Stay On Track While Coworking

Coworking communities form some of the most diverse, vibrant workspaces in the modern office. Not only do these offices provide businesses with valuable workspace, but they are also great places to network and build teams. In London, where rents can be typically higher, coworking is a flexible solution that can provide a social platform for start-ups and other businesses. (more…)

How To Relax

Every day, Monday to Friday, I sit on a tube going down to the Square Mile. I sit and look around the carriage to see all of the usual faces. I do not know a single one of them and I’ve never talked to any of them. I might have sat on the same train as all of these people for the last ten years, but I do not know them.

Yet, I know them implicitly. They are me. I’m not saying that they exactly me, but they are my equivalents. We all work in the financial world. We all accept the long hours of the job because of the remunerations. We take on the stresses and strains, knowing that it won’t last forever and that one day we will look back on these days and appreciate them. (more…)

How can Home-Based Freelancers Benefit from Dynamic Template Systems?

Dynamic Template Systems, or DTS, are an innovation in document automation that allows large enterprises to seamlessly create consistent quality documents, presentations and emails across all departments without dedicating enormous resources to the process. Service providers for DTS  make life easier for women that are employed by large organizations and are for some reason required to work from home. This is not only for employees, but also freelancing women that are part of global networks or working on assignments for large firms can reap the enormous benefits of these systems as well.   (more…)

Loving Your Work Again

I work in an open plan, hot-desking office, you walk in first-thing in the morning and you choose where you would like to sit. There are no regular desks and there is no way to save a workstation. It is purely first come, first seated. (more…)

Day Dreaming At Work

Heading back to the office after a great Christmas break is probably not in the top ten lists anyone made in their holidays. It won’t appear in any of your New Year Resolutions of exciting activities to partake in and it really won’t appear in your bucket list for the year either.

Then again, you might have made one resolution which will involve heading into the office. You might be more in the mood to enjoy your job and to have fun whilst at work. There are no rules which state that work has to be boring or a chore. (more…)

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