Is snail mail the way of the future?

Every now and then, I go through my emails and set up a pile of filters to delete the email newsletters and other things that I simply never read - I set the filter to delete them - gone forever!...

It's all about getting your ducks in a row!

Everyone was surprised at how we managed to get so many people to vote at a community association meeting. It's all about getting your ducks in a row! This week I was involved in a Special General Meeting of a...

How do some people climb the ladder but somehow miss out on learning how to speak effectively?

It's really interesting, I think, that some leaders climb the corporate ladder and yet they somehow miss out on acquiring the skill to present and speak effectively. We have all been at presentations where a CEO or director has spoken...

To Wear a Tie or Not to Wear a Tie

Recently I was working with a professional services firm and the issue of wearing ties sparked some interest. It was raised from a person in the team who preferred not to wear a tie, while his boss, did have a...

Some businesses seem to miss the point

Recently I have come across two businesses that in  my humble opinion have missed the point. I am not going to identify either business as that is not the important issue. Business One. The first is a small food business....

The secret sauce you need to make sense of the different generations

The other generations are not "wrong", they are just different! I have found myself talking a lot in the last couple of weeks about the different generations and their different needs, expectations and ways of working. The first thing I...

Fact or Opinion – The crucial distinction for good decision making

[audio mp3="http://davidprice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Fact-or-Opinion.mp3"][/audio] It’s been calculated that the “average” adult makes 35,000 decisions every day. It seems a bit high to me but who am I to argue with esteemed researchers. But let’s be a little more realistic and find a...

What is confirmation bias and how does it affect your decisions?

Confirmation bias is the phenomenon that when making a decision, people tend to look for and consider data that supports their own view or opinion or the decision they "want". It is a serious problem because it means that the...

Charisma - You Either Have It Or You Don't..Maybe Not.

Charisma is that magnetic quality that some speakers may have in drawing an audience. It is that certain “something” that the audience may not be able to name, but they certainly feel it. It is what makes speakers effective, and...

How to be a Charismatic Chairperson - David Price

In every workplace, on virtually any day, there will be one, six, ten, a hundred meetings and every one will be “led” by someone. Whether that person sees themselves as “chairing” the meeting or not, the other people do. And...

What To Wear When You Speak? – David Price

You have an important presentation to make and you just don’t know what to wear. It’s a question that is as important for men as it is for women. In his book “You are the message”, Roger Ailes, titles the...

Speak Confidently and Persuasively – David Price

Make 2017 “The Year of You – The speaker!” by following these four strategies 1. Face the fear Depending on who you speak to, most people say that speaking in front of a group is one of the things that...

Meetings! Meetings! Meetings!

Virtually everyone in the working world attends meetings at some stage. Staff meetings, management meetings, planning meetings, information meetings, update meetings … they are apparently endless. Research conducted in Australia recently showed that the average manager spent 70% of their...
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