Catherine will explore the Structural Dynamics (SD) model and dialogue as tools for having difficult conversations, focussing on how to recognise when the situation becomes ‘high stakes’ for yourself and/or others.
By the end of the session we will have had the opportunity to:
Identify triggers for ‘high stakes’;
Recognise your own response to ‘high stake’ triggers;
Explore how to lower the stakes for yourself; and
Manage high stake situations by using structural dynamics positions to take when in high stakes.
In this event Sandra demonstrates how you can use the timeline picture on your Facebook Page as a call to action.
Sandra also takes questions from the group including ‘should I pay to promote my Facebook posts’?
Don’t miss Sandra’s alternatives to paying for Facebook posts!Read More
Organise your FB page into interest lists. You can open FB and decide what information you want to read instead of scrolling through the feed.Read More
Social media is a powerful route to market and a great way to make new friends and find new customers. However, it can be daunting at first and careless Tweets can cause you a headache.
In this workshop, we will look at Twitter do’s and don’ts, share top tips, and answer your questions. We can all use Twitter successfully to benefit our business and this workshop will put your mind at rest and give you the confidence to succeed. Your next customer might be one Tweet away, so join us and improve your business!Read More
In this event Sandra offers us 3 top tips for creating video for Social Media platforms,Read More
THIS WEEK: Using Images in your Blog Post for Social SharingRead More
In this very first episode of Social Media with Saz, Sandra talks about Canva and how it can bring to life our Social Media presence.
Sandra also offers a tutorial, showing you the step by step process that you can use to create your very first Image Quote for Social Media.
Image quotes are a great way to be social on social media and at the same time drawing attention to our work.Read More
Marketing is all about what our message is and how we can get it out into the world, so that people choose to work with us.
Marketing is about doing, so John and Richard will talk about practical approaches, focussing our efforts and being consistent over time. Please join us to learn 3 top tips and find out the brilliant marketing question that 99% of people forget to ask.Read More
We all have the same amount of time and in this event we will share practical tips and thinking to help us get more from our day, remain in awareness and defeat those ‘time stealers’ that make life hard for us. Learn about time planning and the 80-20 rule, find out why lists are so important and choose permissions to change your bad habits.Read More
Knowing your team operating system gives you a greater insight into those differences and enables you to read and understand the dynamic that is going on – the more you can read the system the better able you are to have conversations that uncover issues, get fresh, new ideas on the table, establish genuine agreement and commitment, and get things done.
This online session will build on a previous session on “Structural Dynamics” with the focus this time on the Operating System (the rules governing the language we use and the actions we take when interacting with each other). This will allow you the opportunity to explore your own team operating system in an interactive exercise followed by an online discussion.Read More
Every action stance takes place within one of three communication domains – these domains define the focus and direction of what we say based on an orientation that preoccupies us – some focus heavily on Feelings, some on getting things done and others on understanding what it all means (Affect, Power and Meaning). Our preference is driven by a deep inner sense of what we care about and what is important to us. We can explore what this means for our every day workplace conversations.Read More
Many profitable businesses fail to survive because they run out of cash, not because they make a sudden loss.
In this session Richard will be taking about financial management for small businesses, drawing on his own experience and his work as a business coach advising start-ups.
During the time together he will invite us to think about cash flow forecasts, monthly routines and the need to avoid ‘shoe box’ accounting.Read More
Selling is a learned skill and we can all chose to be adept at this essential business activity.
In this piece Richard will talk about the sales process, share his own journey and offer practical tips. He will also reveal the key secret of sales success. have a guess what it is!Read More
Whatever business we are in our brand is the message that we give out the world. We need to make sure we are consistent and in that our message helps people to choose us. This is a practical event where we can explore our brand issues and reflect on how successful we are and what we can do differently.Read More
If success is based on preparation meeting opportunity, what do you need to prepare this year? What new things do you need to add to your portfolio, how will you plan for them?
We will discuss how useful upselling can be, how important it is to develop new products and services and the benefit of increasing our business planning horizon to two years.Read More
In this session you will be introduced to:
The Theory of Structural Dynamics and its place in face to face communication with individuals, groups and leaders.
We will focus on one element of the model this evening “Action Modes”.
Look at the “Action Modes” element of the model in relation to conversations you may have as practitioner, leader/manager or member of a team.
The Online Events Business Skills Hour is your monthly top up of practical tips and useful thinking!
Deigned to share best practice and develop confidence, each session features onlinevents’ own John Wilson in conversation with leading business expert Richard Maun.Read More
In this interview Richard talks about how TA has helped him run his own business successfully and how he uses it when coaching and delivering organisational change.
Richard is a business coach, best-selling author, hosts a weekly business radio show and has been awarded Accredited Teacher status at Cranfield University. He has taught TA skills to executives and managers and used TA to benefit hospitals, SME’s, charities and single-handed businesses. His secret mission is to write a whole book about Physis, and he’s started with chapters about it in his books Bouncing Back and Riding the Rocket.Read More