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What was the message?

Imagine planning a message for two months and then forgetting to deliver it.  Sound impossible?The following story really happened. The real estate group had been planning their presentation to the Minister of Industry for about two months.  They had prepared slides and organized who would speak first and who would address the series of itemized […]

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26 Personal Vision Questions

26 questions on personal vision

Having a vision for our lives allows us to put our personal power behind how we spend our time, the work we do and ultimately the level of satisfaction we have in our lives. A vision gives you a path to follow and the emotional resolution to follow it. When you are operating with a […]

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The Chemistry of Good Presentations

Any number of things contribute to good presentations, not the least of which is their content, but there are other things at play that influence and persuade your audience to either buy in and believe or back away and withdraw their attention. Context matters. Where are you when you begin your story? Where is your […]

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5 Hacks for Decision Making

  Not being able to make decisions can create paralysis in your life. Indecision can cost you your business, end relationships and make even the easiest of activities complex. Despite knowing this there are times when even deciding how to decide can feel almost insurmountable. Fortunately, there are methods we can use to hack indecision. […]

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11 Dangerous Misconceptions about Communications

Communications is as necessary to our survival as humans as breathing. It’s how we navigate and interpret our world. We label and reference what we see hear and smell and then use that information to share ideas, solve problems and fire imaginations. Despite the integral role it plays in helping us to navigate our lives […]

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How to decide

Imagine polling your colleagues to determine what you personally will have for lunch. What about dictating to your neighbours how they should vote? Seems ridiculous right? Yet as silly as that sounds we can get into a decision making rut. Using the same approach for all decisions. When you consider the range of decisions we […]

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5 Ways To Be Strategic with Data

Updated in August 2017 Big data, metrics, indicators and statistics are the words we use to describe how we measure success in business.  We look to the information we gather from surveys, buying habits and online activity to name a few resources, to indicate preferences, trends and opportunities.  They provide great building blocks for effective […]

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5 Lessons on Advocating with Social Media

I initially wrote this post back in 2013, but a number of factors made me think it was worth another look. The election of Donald Trump and his love of Twitter The creation of “alternative facts” Concerns about fake news and Facebook’s algorithms If you’re wondering about the last point, then consider that your newsfeed […]

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