These posts discuss the importance of personal impact and offer guidance on improving it.

Unconscious bias exists -why it matters how you show up!

You may have heard a lot of talk about unconscious bias lately. Essentially this is a term that refers to all our unconscious associations between characteristics, people and things! Links we don't consciously make and which may go unrecognised unless we consider them carefully. To read a little more on unconscious bias, click here. The debate about the danger of [...]

By |2019-09-24T06:10:19+00:00May 17th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Unconscious bias exists -why it matters how you show up!

The ‘C’ word of personal impact

Personal impact, maybe you have given it a lot of thought, maybe you haven’t. One thing for sure is, people will be impacting you positively, neutrally or negatively all the time and you will be having an effect on them too. The 3 key ’tools’ that we all have relating to how we communicate ourselves and engage others are the [...]

By |2019-08-15T12:26:20+00:00March 19th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on The ‘C’ word of personal impact

Personal impact is not all about others

People sometimes resent thinking about their personal impact, as it immediately stirs up thoughts of what others think and the dreaded word ‘judgement’. The thought that comes to mind is 'Why should I care what others think of me?'. Of course, a lot of personal impact is about the effect we have on others. From basic human instinct, when they [...]

By |2019-08-16T07:46:30+00:00March 12th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal impact is not all about others

Who has been memorable to you this week?

How many people have you encountered this week? It’s probably several hundred, if you include shop assistants, people on the phone, colleagues – the list goes on. Some of those will have been fleeting encounters of no note at all; others will have had more of an impact on you – they were positively or negatively memorable. You see we [...]

By |2019-08-16T06:14:54+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Who has been memorable to you this week?

Does looking stressed and busy create a positive perception?

We're all busy, always saying how much there is to do in so little time. Sure a bit of adrenaline is good for us, but can it really be good for us to be continually busy and stressed? I was interested to hear the experience of a client of mine who said that a few months ago this was her. [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:23:11+00:00October 30th, 2017|Personal impact|Comments Off on Does looking stressed and busy create a positive perception?

Why a Personal Assistant is so positive for your business image

This is a guest post from DesignatedPA about the value of having a Personal Assistant for your business image, it will also help you to think about that qualities you might want when you are selecting one.  Having a Personal Assistant (PA) can do wonders for your business productivity, efficiency and organisation - but did you know that they can also [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:27:15+00:00October 18th, 2017|Personal impact|Comments Off on Why a Personal Assistant is so positive for your business image

A picture is worth a thousand words

Today’s post is about recommending a great tool to help you use the right LinkedIn photo and elsewhere on-line. Apologies, that you get 3 of me above...the reason will become clear! It may not seem reasonable and fair, but we all form perceptions of others from what we experience of them. In person, this is a combination of the visual – [...]

By |2020-11-28T17:20:53+00:00July 24th, 2017|Personal impact|Comments Off on A picture is worth a thousand words

It’s the way you move

Have you noticed when you walk into a room, it is often easy to sense the vibe? There are lots of things that contribute to this, many of which I have written about before. However, one element which is easy to give zero thought to is the way we move about. You will have heard me talk about [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:30:28+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Personal impact|Comments Off on It’s the way you move

The hard reality of 'soft' skills

I have to admit I strongly dislike the term 'soft skills'. I think it is because the word ‘soft’ sounds weak and to me doesn't communicate the real impact that ‘soft skills’ have when they are well developed. They are frequently seen as second best to ‘hard skills’. With that in mind, why do they matter? Fundamentally, having strong 'soft skills' [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:27:15+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Personal impact|Comments Off on The hard reality of 'soft' skills

Which one are you?

Running my business is an enthralling endeavour, for all sorts of reasons. Some may think I’m slightly odd in that one of the reasons I love running group workshops (where most of the time people have not chosen to attend) is that I get a buzz from never knowing what I might be asked. Whilst similar questions do come up such [...]

By |2018-11-14T19:52:02+00:00April 24th, 2017|Personal impact|Comments Off on Which one are you?
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