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I believe in thinking differently and I love challenging perceived ideas and ways of working. This brings new insights that can be the catalyst for taking a different approach. That’s why I love coaching SME business leaders to help them increase sales and profits.

Oct 17

Manage Your Time Better by Managing Your Energy

By Simon Fawkes | Podcast Episodes

B2M078 Better Time Management

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There is one precious resource that we all have in equal measure and we get a new allocation every day. This resource is time. So how well do you use your time and what impact would better time management have on your personal life and your business life?

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Sep 04

Overcoming Conversational Blind Spots

By Simon Fawkes | Podcast Episodes

Conversational Blind Spots

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Most of us enjoy a good conversation and this experience often makes us feel good. This suggests that an effective conversation is far more than an exchange of words. You may be aware of how a memorable conversation made you feel, but what about the other person? Assuming that others see, feel and think as we do is the first of five conversational blind spots. By learning how to recognise and overcome these conversational blind spots will help you communicate more effectively.

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Aug 21

Commercialise New Hi-Tech Products

By Simon Fawkes | Podcast Episodes

Commercialise New Hi-tech Products

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It is hard enough to spot what you think might be a market opportunity and to develop the first working prototype. Turning this into a finished product and getting global sales are two huge undertakings that require expertise, funding and persistence. So what can we learn from a company that has achieved all of this? Get some valuable insights about how to commercialise new hi-tech products and also how to achieve global reach.

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Aug 08

The Age of Anomaly

By Simon Fawkes | Podcast Episodes

The Age of Anomaly

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You are probably familiar with the story about placing a frog in cold water and gradually increasing the temperature. The frog does not notice the small change in temperature and is boiled alive. Well, this story, like many other familiar tales, is a myth. Frogs are far smarter than we give them credit for and they would jump out of the water well before it got too hot. Most humans, however, behave like the fictitious frog. Our reactions to gradually unfolding threats are slow or even non-existent. So what can we learn from Andrei Polgar's new book "The Age of Anomaly"?

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Jul 17

Word of Mouth Marketing

By Simon Fawkes | Podcast Episodes

Word of Mouth Marketing

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You often hear people say that they rely on word of mouth for getting referrals. The expression is widely used but seldom understood. So, what is word of mouth marketing and which factors make this successful? Furthermore, is this something that Not-For-Profit Organisations should adopt and how can they make the best use of this marketing technique?

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