For many sectors, autumn and winter are peek exhibition and conference season. But is it all about sales or can we learn from these too? Can professionals learn at conferences or they just a waste of time? In almost every sector there is a relevant trade show and conference. Trade Exhibitions Often these exhibitions are free to attend. But the cost is to have people try to sell to us as visitors. Well, the good ones do. The bad ones just sit or stand and seem to avoid eye contact at all … [Read more...] about Can professionals learn at conferences and exhibitions? #sld17 #hrblog
In this article, I will share my 10 steps to building relationships for effective change management. 10 Tips for building lasting business relationships and making change management more effective. Go back 10 years and change management was more about conformance, tracking technical changes and processes. Thank goodness that has changed. Today Change Management is more about preparing the people in the organisation for the change. Working with the psychology of change and … [Read more...] about 10 steps to building relationships for effective change management
Freelancing in training, coaching & consultancy Over the summer time (and early in the new year) we often reflect on our position and of our career options. Some of us start looking for new roles, others for different challenges like going freelance. In the current economic climate of course some of us may not have a choice. In this article I collate my experiences and those of other freelance providers. The list is presented in a (near) logical order, however the order presented is … [Read more...] about Freelancing in training, coaching & consultancy: How to stand out from the crowd
We have all come across the following marketing strategies (in one shape or form): Minute to win it Elevator pitch Get your point over in 30 seconds or less All of which work well in a given situation or context, but how does this translate to the world of social networking? Here we operate in a world where the message is everything, but people need to be drawn-in to be interested to: ReTweet or post your message Be interested enough to proactivly find out more about … [Read more...] about Centurion pitch – the key to success in social marketing?
Successful networking at events is one of the goals that many professionals seek to achieve. Love them or hate them, business networking events are here to stay. And in a world where we are increasingly working online, successful networking at events is becoming more important than ever. One of the real successes of late are "tweet-ups" - meetings between people that have engaged on twitter. These can be powerful networking events, as to some extent the "ice is already broken" even if … [Read more...] about successful networking at events – 5 key steps
Tips for Business Networking Networking, is it a key requirement for career success? Do you love it or loath it? This was the topic in one recent discussion on an HR community group. Answers ranged from I do it only when I have to for business Hate the very thought of it It is part of what you need to do Love it, it enriches my world What was interesting, was that whilst almost all respondents agreed that it was an essential activity, there was a feeling of resistance or … [Read more...] about Business Networking Tips
Social Networking In the Real World The morning after the night before... Last night saw the second ever ConnectingHR "Tweetup" or networking event in Central London. The event was again organised by @joningham and @garelaos and like the first was a great success - both in terms of numbers and atmosphere. The event was sponsored by @courtenayhr Over 80 people had registered for the event, and despite the searing London heat the majority were in attendance - and some that did not … [Read more...] about #ConnectingHR – Networking, Beer and Red Knickers
Making Twitter & Networking Work for Business At a networking event last night in London #connectingHRamonst the many discussions were several on Twitter and its use in HR and business. The event was the first independent HR based tweetup in the UK and was very successful and well attended - over 100 registered and I would estimate that approximately 60-70 people were in attendance. One comment I heard was "I expected it to be a room full of people on laptops and geeks, but these are real … [Read more...] about Making Twitter Work for Business – #connectingHR