Giving confident and powerful presentations – our top 5 tips

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You’ve been asked to give a presentation – that’s great news! You might not be thinking that right now, but trust me, this is your chance to shine. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like presenting very much. All it takes is a little preparation, some practice, and a winning mindset. Read on for some simple tips from …

Celebrating World FM Day

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We celebrated World FM Day a bit early initially, at a client Workshop in South Africa, with a great group of people. On the day itself, Liz was a guest Speaker at ‘Celebrating World FM Day’ in Jersey hosted by @IWFM_CI – it was excellent – a series of engaging, interactive and challenging talks about people – helping us to …

Liz in South Africa

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                Liz is in South Africa this week, collaborating on a Service Development Workshop with a client and service partner – she comments “it’s really fascinating to see the progress, especially as they are working on a new style of contract.” She also had the chance to visit a safari park and interact …

Give me a second chance

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There’s been lots of talk recently, particularly on LinkedIn, about judging people, performance management (getting rid of someone) and not giving them a second chance.   I have a story to share, it had such an impact I’m certain it helped shape who I am today. In the 1970s my Dad worked for a motor manufacturer, having worked for them …

It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

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I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth be told we were four townies who looked horrified to …

Benefits of acting classes to build, strengthen your team

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By Liz Kentish This article originally appeared in firstwomen.co.uk. Who hasn’t felt bored, frustrated and disengaged while sitting in a stuffy training room watching one PowerPoint presentation after another? With this type of theory-based training, people go back to their day job and immediately forget what they’ve learned. The same can be said about team building activities. If we’re forced to …

Women in FM Question Time

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FM might still be a male-dominated profession, but it’s a mistake to think that male FMs don’t understand what it’s like to be in the minority. At the recent Women in FM Question Time event #askwifm, each of the panellists, had to say something about themselves that very few people knew. Ross Abbate, MD of Macro, delighted the 40-strong audience …