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  • Purveyors of performance improvement and motivation activities spend their lives trying to convince business leaders of the value of a happy workforce...
  • Is your workforce ‘gen-blending’? If you’ve just got to grips with communicating with Generation Y then here’s another communications concept to get t...
  • Most of us in the 300-strong audience at the Hotel Booking Agents Association Forum last week were alternately bemused and confused and occasionally e...
  • Don’t expect to end your business meeting by sealing the deal with a handshake if you are working with anyone affiliated with The Association of Corpo...
  • The opening up of Eastern Europe to the meetings and incentive market has greatly enriched the destination pool. Groups can now spa in Slovenia, party...
  • A slap on the back to Torquay’s Riviera International Conference Centre for holding its monthly management meeting in a hot air balloon in support of ...
  • They say a picture paints a thousand words, but I’m not quite sure what an image of a teenage mutant ninja turtle says. Apart from “cowabunga”. Yet th...
  • Are restaurants a useful indicator of economic confidence? At one time I would have said they must be, but now I’m not so sure. All the way through th...
  • Occasionally I am asked to run seminars and workshops on the subject of working with the press with the accent on getting good press coverage. One of ...
  • Yet another event company has hit the wall. Strata Communication Ltd folded owing £1.6m. It’s happening so frequently I dare say we’re starting ...
  • House prices down – it’s a disaster! House prices up – unsustainable, when will the bubble burst? These two headlines can appear in the same ne...
  • Speaking at an event soon? Add to your list of slides, notes and nerves of steel the need for colour awareness in your outfit. The BT Convention Centr...
  • I’m not a morning person at the best of times, but my day got off to a particularly bad start last week while I was staying in the Swiss town of Saint...
  • Who remembers OHPs? Those giant humming behemoths that, with the power of light, superseded cave drawings, blackboards and whiteboards (in that order)...
  • It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to those of us outside the world of high finance to discover that the Canadian banks are emerging from ...
  • Blimey – the FTSE is up 34 per cent since March; Japan out of recession to join those prosperous French and Germans; record incoming tourism figures r...
  • It’s hard to imagine many Brits even noticing if a local festivity was quietly shelved by a budget-cutting local council. A few disappointed school ch...
  • Hoteliers keen to maximise their downtime and boost occupancy appear to have stumbled upon the ‘Sunday session’ as a potential winner. Within a few...
  • Am I the only one who thinks Twitter is for... er… other people? Should I own up to it? Is it like admitting to liking The Carpenters? Will my street ...
  • They don’t call Thailand the ‘land of smiles’ for nothing. The people there are truly the gentlest and most welcoming I have ever met. The country it...

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