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Making yourself Memorable as a CII President

by Melissa

Earlier this year, I was asked to speak at the CII’s Network Conference on the subject of Making yourself Memorable.  This was because the audience was largely made up of incoming presidents who were keen to make their mark during their term. As well as sharing the 7…

Giving a talk at a conference

by Melissa

Picture this: You’re a confident and articulate professional and, owing to your expertise, results and relationship building skills, you’ve been asked to speak at trade conference. You specialise in this industry and everyone in the audience is a decision maker. In terms of a new business opportunity, it simply doesn’t get…

7 Principles to Make yourself Memorable

by Melissa

Having studied what makes people and their propositions more memorable than others, I’ve come up with 7 principles that you can apply when attending networking events…

1. Create an emotional connection

Yes an obvious one. This is the art of rapport building.  Aim to help people feel important, included and interesting. Then they’ll…

Relationship: a dirty word?

by Melissa

Yesterday was disappointing.

I, as a prospective buyer, had an initial meeting with a large accountancy firm in Bristol.  The crucial part of the conversation went a bit like this,

“So what would you say that you do better than anyone else?” I asked, hoping my accountancy-buying decision was just about…

Avoid this nightmare happening to you…

by Melissa

Picture this – you’re standing in front of an audience of about 150 people, just about to start a speech that you’ve been preparing for yonks.  You haven’t even opened your mouth and suddenly there’s this awful high-pitched squawking from one of the speakers behind you.  The soundman who…

6 things to do while networking

by Melissa

Let’s face it, we meet a lot of new people at networking events and unless key people remember us and the value that we create then it can be a waste of time. So when we get to an event, what can we do to make sure we’re remembered?


Free advice from London agencies

by Melissa

Picture this: you’ve been contacted because you’re deemed top of your field. You’re being asked by some budding students for 3 pearls of wisdom that might speed their route to success. What would you say?

If you’re curious to know what some creatives in London said, then read on…

I came…

Making your presentation stick

by Melissa

I recently delivered a session to University of West of England’s students on pitching and presenting. And that same evening went along to the first Ignite Bristol. So if you’re in the business of making your ideas stick, you might be interested in some of…

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