Personal Development

distractionsA couple of weeks back we ran the ruler over Productivity Rule #1 – defining the exact outputs which you are responsible for. This week we continue with our mini-series on productivity – with a focus on how to control distractions. It’s not easy – as some recent email traffic will demonstrate.

 William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph HearstIn 1897 illustrator Frederick Remington telegraphed his publisher to report that all was quiet in Havana, Cuba. But the publisher, William Randolph Hearst, knew that rumors of war with Spain would help him in his newspaper-circulation battle with publishing rival Joseph Pulitzer, owner of the New York World. Hearst wired his famous reply: "You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war." 

instruction manualThe Business World and Environment so much more to day than before needs to use the services of a Technical Editor and Technical Writers because in business today Communication is KING.

Presentation Skills

Simply put, they can be divided into three areas.  First, how do yPresentingou present yourself? Second, how do you present your business or company? Third, how do you speak when giving a presentation or a speech?

Drama, or acting, can be a great confidence builder. Why is this? I think because you are challenging yourself and working outside your normal comfort zone. Performing on stage can increase your confidence. So how does it work?

Tough Ruck finish line

Training- when you don't have to thin

The Boston marathon took place last Monday 15th April 2013. This was where two bombs went off killing  at least three people and injuring more than 140. It is being treated as an act of terrorism.

It is also a day on which people acted on auto pilot as result of their training.

15 US soldiers decided to run the 26 miles and 385 yards with full combat gear. At 5:20 a.m. on Monday, five hours before the Boston Marathon's elite runners took off, the group of 15 active-duty soldiers from the

Massachusetts National Guard gathered at the starting line in Hopkinton.

Some HR managers have reviewed so many CVs, that they have issued five phrases that will kill your CV (or Resume as they are known in America).

The problem is that these common words have been used to death, often with no real meaning or backup. They have lost all value, and will make HR managers eyes glaze over. The key is to give your points meaning and substance, by backing them up with hard facts and figures.

Tony Buzan has achieved the status of 'guru', an accolade accorded to very few.

He has worked with corporate entities and businesses all over the world; academics; Olympic athletes; children of all ages; governments; and high profile individuals, in teaching them how to maximize the use of their brain power.


First, let's look at definitions.

Evolution is pragmatic growth. You go to your computer. You learn a piece of software. And each day, you add to the knowledge. You learn one more tool, and so you move progressively ahead.

Revolution, is going to a workshop for seven days back to back, and learning nothing but the software.


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