Write Now! – 6 Tips to Cure Writers’ Block. Part Four of Effective Communication Skills
Writing is something most of us do, to one extent or another, but sometimes it can feel almost impossible to write well when you need ...Read more
Work Anxiety? – Practical Ways To Beat It
Anxiety affects most people at one time or another in the workplace. Feeling anxious is perfectly normal and isn’t usually a serious problem, unless the ...Read more
7 Verbal Communication Tips. Part Three of Effective Communication Skills
Speak Up! Communication – A Skill of Two Halves The first half of the ‘production’ side of communication skills is speaking. Most of us do ...Read more
7 Reading Tips. Part Two of Effective Communication Skills
Can you Read? Communication – A Skill of Two Halves As discussed in Part One of this series of articles covering communication skills, communicating effectively ...Read more
7 Listening Tips. Part One of Effective Communication Skills
Effective Communication Skills Part One – Listening This article is the first of four on communication skills that we will publish over the next few ...Read more
Communication – A Thinking Skill of Two Halves
Communication – A Thinking Skill of Two Halves Being able to communicate well is possibly the most useful skill you can possess. Even if you ...Read more
Grammar and Why it Matters – 8 of the Most Common Mistakes
For some people, the correct use of grammar in writing doesn’t seem that important. However, for many more it matters a great deal – almost ...Read more
How to Edit Your Own Writing – 5 Habits of Successful Business Writers
Writing well is a skill that many of us need at work and in other areas of life. Written documents, emails, blogs and websites form ...Read more
Great Ideas MUST Be Well Communicated
Generating fresh ideas is all very well, but of little or no use to your organisation if the ideas aren’t well communicated. Here we explore ...Read more
Plastic Packaging Reduction In Illumine’s Course Materials
About a year ago, Illumine decided to change its supplier of course materials. The primary driver in making this change was to improve the quality ...Read more
Top Ten Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work
Proofreading is an absolutely essential part of creating a written piece of work, whatever that may be. Mistakes and typos look unprofessional, fail to convey ...Read more
Smiling – The Universal Sign of Happiness
Smiling not only shows other people that you are feeling happy, it’s actually proven to make you feel happier! Smiling Before Birth Recent developments in ...Read more
How to Break Negative Work Patterns
Very often the situations in life seem to follow patterns. The same circumstances happen again and again, we find ourselves dealing with the same kind ...Read more
Should ‘Lunch and Learns’ be on the menu?
Lunch and learn sessions are back in vogue. Well at least they are in some quarters. And in others, the lunch ‘n learn workshops have ...Read more
Training Needs Analysis – How to Identify the Right Courses to Take
Providing your staff with training which enables them to gain new skills is vital. Investing in the development of the people who already work for ...Read more
How do you motivate different people…differently?
The Key to Motivating People One of the greatest things about the human race is the infinite differences between us all. Our likes and dislikes ...Read more
Work Life Balance – Is Yours an Issue? – 5 Tips
As with so many things, leading a fulfilling life is all about balance. There’s often a fine balance between what we need to do and ...Read more
You Can’t Please Everyone All the Time. Can you?
It’s true that pleasing the people around you, both at work and at home, can feel good. Creating harmony, helping people out and being a ...Read more
Career Change After 40?
Is 40 the new 30? Well if you are thinking about shifting to a completely new career, it might just be. There’s no reason that ...Read more
Why do ergonomics matter in the workplace?
What Is Ergonomics? According to The Collins English Dictionary, ‘Ergonomics is the study of how equipment and furniture can be arranged in order that people ...Read more