Communication skills – seven simple steps

Juliette Smith Advice, Communication, Couples, Other Relationships

Improving communication skills is invaluable to all relationship success People often assume that if there is a mis-communication, the responsibility lies with the person speaking. But communication involves both the conveying and receiving of a message, so speaker and listener have a joint responsibility for making communication work. Here are seven steps you can take towards improving your communication skills …

Perfection or Excellence?

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Guilt, Individuals, Perfectionism Leave a Comment

Hands up if you’re a perfectionist. I am – or rather – I used to be. I used to think my need for perfection came from my father. There are only a few professions where anything less than perfection is completely unacceptable. Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers for example, don’t have a lot of room for error in their work.  …

Positive Impression

Make a Positive Impression

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Communication, Networking Leave a Comment

Positive impressions count, particularly in networking situations.  In a crowded market place, there’s at least one thing that will make your business or service stand out and be remembered and that one thing is YOU.  How can you be sure to make a positive impression? This quick read looks at some ways you can do just that. 7 steps to …

Women Networking – How can we be more successful?

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Communication, Networking, Other Relationships Leave a Comment

Women networking – are we in a different league from men doing the same thing?  Does gender make any difference to how successful we are at it? A colleague sent me an article from The Times, entitled “Why women are such bad networkers”. The premise for the article was actually “Women are not natural networkers”. I would partially agree with …

Simple self-awareness can make a difference – Personal Development

Juliette Smith Advice, Individuals Leave a Comment

You may have heard the saying “simple awareness is curative”. It means that just by becoming more self-aware, you are likely to change. If you change, you are likely to create change around you – which includes change within your relationships. Clients often come to me in the hope that I will be able to suggest ways they can change …

Manage your emotions before they manage you

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Do you manage your emotions or do you let them take charge leaving you out of control and saying things you regret? Think about what happens to you, for instance, when you get really angry or frustrated? What’s in your mind? How dare they? They are so…?…or worse? What do you say? Something sarcastic, contemptuous…or worse? Is the situation helped …