Corporate film – 5 mistakes to avoid

Corporate film – 5 mistakes to avoid

Amateur filmmaking has never been more accessible: we live in a time in which technical advancements are such that even our mobile phones can produce moving images of excellent quality. There is free editing software to download and an abundance of royalty free music available to make your project sing…

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Are you reading your audience?

Are you reading your audience?

There are experienced presenters out there who can project, enunciate and exude confidence in delivery, but who are still missing a vital component of public speaking: he or she has never learned to read their audience.
Here are three questions to ask yourself the next time you present:

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The role-play checklist

The role-play checklist

It’s often the case that when ‘role-play’ is mentioned on a training course or an assessment centre, a sickening dread pervades the atmosphere. It is difficult to convince those potential participants who have had a previous bad experience, quite how enlightening role-play can be.

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Why use role-play for recruitment?

Why use role-play for recruitment?

Recruiting the right people is a painstaking task, but it is worth examining whether your company’s method of recruitment is as good as it can be. A sound recruitment process is one of the most important elements of keeping a business healthy and prosperous, and for many jobs, applicants need to possess qualities that are difficult to measure.

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Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead

It is perfectly possible to acquire the skills of leadership, and such skills are not innate. But the statement sparks a question: is ‘leader’ too broad a term?

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Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias, sometimes referred to as Hidden Bias, is a groundbreaking subject, refined over recent years by a vast body of study – and is a rich subject matter for our style of innovative, experiential live learning.

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Learning through laughter

Learning through laughter

When one thinks of words associated with business and business relationships, humour and laughter would scarcely be top of the list. Indeed, the phrase ‘let’s get down to business’ is often used to demarcate the end of such pleasantries.

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When we met Donald Trump

When we met Donald Trump

Most of us exaggerate from time to time.

The tendency is particularly prevalent among children and the young, and is an inevitable part of growing up. We tend to exaggerate, for example, when we experiment with language, or when we attempt to impress our peers, or when we have a teenage outburst (‘My sister hates me!’ ‘I’ll never love anyone ever again!’ ‘If I don’t get a smartphone I’ll die!’ etc).

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The secret of great role-players

The secret of great role-players

Many of our role-play actors have worked with us for several years, and on the occasions that we have a need to recruit more associates every new applicant goes through a rigorous selection process to ensure consistency in our team.

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Read me like a book

Read me like a book

There is a thought-provoking phrase ‘there is no reality, only perception’, and this phrase is a useful reference when introducing the fascinating subject of body language.

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Beyond IQ

Beyond IQ

The psychologist William Stern coined the abbreviation IQ, Intelligence Quotient, and IQ tests and scores – although not as popular as they were say 30 or 40 years ago – are still widely regarded as an accurate measure of intelligence and of potential performance today.

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Change your mood in seconds

Change your mood in seconds

Most people are aware of the importance of body language, but few actually put into practice some of the basics that we all intuitively appreciate as true.

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