Meeting Facilitation & Facilitating Groups

Just recently I worked with improvisational comedy genius John Cremer to co-facilitate a session for a Chief Executive networking organisation. at Knowsley Hall, Merseyside. Our remit was to create an environment to allow quality networking between two groups of Chief Executives and one group of Senior Managers, many of whom had never met before. Following…

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Mnemonics Work for Aikido Too

I have been interested in the Martial Arts for as long as I can remember. When I was at university, I practiced Karate and then when work forced me to moved away from my Dojo in Plymouth I took up Tai Chi (which I still practice to this day). Then after being in the martial arts wilderness…

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Mnemonics – One for the Great Philosophers

I don’t know about you but I am not really an expert on philosophy. Much of it is above my head and whilst I like a good old ponder on the wonders of the world we live in and the people who inhabit this planet, I really don’t understand it. Now that does not mean…

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in 3 Simple Steps

So it is just a few short days into the New Year and if you set your New Year’s Resolutions on 31st December, how are you getting on with them? Have you kept to your commitment or, like millions of others, have you already wavered in your pledge to stop or start whatever it was…

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Mnemonics, Mnemosyne and How to Memorize

Let me take you back in time just a few wee centuries and share with you what very little I know about Greek Mythology. Zeus was king of the Gods at that time (must have had a good election campaign that year) and he had a little intern called Mnemosyne. Now Mnemosyne is the personification of memory…

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Britney Spears – How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Guaranteed!

+++++STOP PRESS++++ Stunning news….. Has the violence in Gaza ceased? Is the cholera epidemic coming to an end in Zimbabwe? No…. I think Britney Spears is going to try and stop biting her nails in 2009. Bet you are delighted to hear that and I am sure the world will be a better place for…

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New Years Resolutions – A Waste of Time or the Start of a New Beginning

I always find the week between Christmas and New Year is a bit of a no man’s land. The festive balloon that had been hyped to full capacity from sometime in August when the first Christmas cards started to appear in the shops has deflated – rather more rapidly than previous years (or is that…

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SpinVox – An Amazing Free Voice-Text Transcription Service You Can Use From Your Mobile Phone

I was out walking the dog the other day and found myself in the middle of a muddy field miles away from the dry, warm comfort of home trying to keep track of Jess (my collie) as she scurried around looking for sticks to be thrown. It was early evening, the sun had gone down,…

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What Are Your Company Meetings Like?

When your organisation has a “company day” are you excited by the prospect or do you groan at the thought of hours of death by powerpoint (DBPP) and tedious presentations from people who seem to say the same things over and over again (often whilst they are looking at the screen with their backs to…

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Maximise Your Productivity…In Your Sleep?

If you are anything like me then you probably subscribe to lots of e mail newsletters and are on lots of lists. I receive information about playing the guitar, about improving my health, lots about marketing and business development and a whole host of stuff from people who think that because I have given them…

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