A spot of reflection on Self Employment

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog

According to a recent People Management article, 40% growth in the UK job market has come from ‘self employment’ and in the current climate no doubt quite a few of the 2000 people who lost their jobs when City Link collapsed just before Christmas are looking at self-employment as their way forward. So this January, when I sat down to take stock of the year to come, I also found myself reflecting on my 8 years of being self-employed...

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Scope Creep – How to avoid it!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, Case Studies, Corporates, Individuals, SMEs

HOW TO AVOID SCOPE CREEP – PRA CONSULTING Job descriptions vs reality?   When you take on someone, new make sure the job role is clearly set down. Set clear boundaries around the job and explain how it fits with other jobs Write SMART objectives – Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time Bound Make sure you agree timescales for key deliverables Be clear on what is not required in the job Meet regularly with your employees to...

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Influencing Skills Workshop

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog

I am launching a new workshop for people who might be want to brush up on their influencing skills.  The first one is being held at the Angel Hotel Chippenham on Friday 26th September. Places are limited. Please see attached flyer. influencing skills 26 September 2014

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Collaboration vs Competitiveness?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog, Workshops

See my latest mailshot which seems to be generating some interest. Is competition what it’s all about? I’ve just taken some time out to go skiing.  You might think the Sochi Olympics was my inspiration, but  I am sorry to tell you it wasn’t.  More the desire to swop the British rain  for the fresh air and sunshine of the French Alps.  It also gave me some time out to think about a something I have had on my mind over this...

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Back by popular request – Sales Effectiveness Workshop

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog

Sales Effectiveness Workshop Angel Hotel, Market Place, Chippenham, SN15 3HD Friday 25th April 9am to 12.30 noon £49 (incl VAT and online booking fee) – Coffee & Biscuits Parking at rear use Sat Nav SN15 3BW   Are you concerned about bringing in more business? Do you ever doubt your sales abilities? Would you like to understand your customers better? Do you dread picking up the phone or closing a deal? Would you like to convert more...

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