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Articles, tips, guides and all sorts of goodnes around the topics of business skills, training, professional courses and development in addition to South West relevant news. Mainly by Bob the Blogging Badger. Sometimes a human.

What do we cover in our Communications Skills Training?

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Our communications skills training courses are one of our most popular training courses in the South-West. Effective communicators are essential to driving business success in businesses of all shapes and sizes. Whether it's a large multinational based in Bournemouth, or a small family business on the outskirts of Yeovil, our communi...

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Top Tips to warm up your Cold Calls!

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Cold calling is, without doubt, one of the most challenging area of sales for any salesperson. When the task is approached without appropriate cold call selling skills, the deluge of negative responses from prospects can be soul destroying for even the most hardened salesperson. If cold calls are to work, then it’s essential that the salesperson takes note of best practice and considers whether their approach is likely to convert business at the end of the day, or, leave them feeling drained, disengaged and fed up! Let’s look at some top tips for maximising cold calling success:    Be clear about...

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It’s not just a beautiful place, Dorset has some of the best companies to work for in the UK!

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There’s a good reason why our training company is headquartered in Dorset – and that is, that along with other parts of the South West, we believe that Dorset is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. A vibrant county with entrepreneurs, multinationals and small family businesses bustling together against the backdrop of a stunning landscape, it’s fair to say that Dorset is the place to be! Adding to the many reasons to celebrate Dorset, is research carried out the by the Indeed Job Search website, which has ranked a number of Dorset companies in the top ten list of...

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What is the Meaning behind our Body Language?

In the workplace, it is often challenging to communicate effectively and to avoid misunderstandings. Unconsciously, we interpret each other’s ‘social signals’ whilst speaking in order to interpret what somebody is saying. As a matter of fact, these non-verbal ways of communicating, influence our communication to a greater extent than anything we say.In fact, more than half of our communication depends on how we say things, rather than what we say.Did you know that we process body language cues faster than we process language?  Our body language shapes our relationships with colleagues, managers, subordinates, and clients.  It doesn't stop at the workplace however as...

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