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Physical Contact and Business Etiquette
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Physical contact is a no-no in western business etiquette, except in on ritualised format: the handshake. It is an essential skill to have, and often forms the basis of a lasting first impression. But did anyone ever teach you how to shake hands? My experience is that around one person in ten says yes to that. So let's address it now, for the other nine.
1. The Hands
2. The Fore - play
3. The Approach
4. The Grasp
5. The Overclasp
6. The Elbow
7. The Shake
8. The Release
9. The Wipe
10. The Notice
Learn more about the science and skills of influence and persuasion.
"I've always put it down to that rather nebulous characteristic of 'charisma', but Mike Clayton shows us in this fascinating book, that there is an art to the ability of influencing people and situations. There are techniques to follow, examples to inspire and practical step-by-step strategies to try out. "
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Two Seminars you may like
"Highlight of the conference & one of the best presentations I have seen by far."
Brilliant Team Leadership
Mike Clayton's seminar on
"Effective Leadership" was excellent, ... interspersed with humour which
made the presentation more engaging.
These are two of the 17 seminars* I am currently offering. Here is the full list:
* Brilliant Team Leadership is not yet on the website
Brilliant Project Leader
I have been talking a lot this last month about leadership. Two of my most memorable opportunities were in the same week. First, I spoke at a quarterly Top Achievers seminar, talking about team leadership, and later that week, revisiting former colleagues at Deloitte, the Programme Leadership team, I spoke at the dinner of a training programme on project leadership.
Top Achievers MD, Peter Haddon, asked me to focus on the day's theme of leadership and I was happy to take the opportunity to develop a new seminar for the Top Achievers group.
Brilliant Team Leadership is available as an in-house seminar from April. Contact me for details if you're interested.
"Mike Clayton's presentation to the
Peter Haddon, MD of Top Achievers
Learning at Work Day
Many businesses arrange events to mark Learning at Work Day - this year on 17 May, with the theme "learning for growth". Some organisations even have seminars and courses all week. I've just taken my first booking for that week, but 17th is still available - as are other slots. Contact me to discuss which seminar would suit you best, or see the list on my website.
Learning at work day is supported by Pearson, publishers of four of my books, including...
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Of all of my seminars, The Three-hour MBA was the big success in 2011. I created it for the Bite Size open programme, and rolled it out in the autumn. It's back in 2012.
There is a calendar on my website, with all of my open seminar dates. There are currently 30 dates in my diary. Please note the venue change for 22 March. Coming soon are:
Practical Project Management
Download a table of all of the scheduled dates here. Book on 01227 252 100.
“Packed in a
significant portion of powerful management advice into such a short time
frame. Many of the tools were familiar but linked in this way gave them
added value to me.”
In the last month, I was busy delivering tried and tested seminars:
This month, I am focused on writing my new book for Pearson, due out in September. This is a step into a new arena and a new style of writing for me. It is coming on well.
Next month, we will start promoting my biggest launch yet, an innovative title for Marshall Cavendish, due to be published on 7 June. It will be something rather special. The website will go live on 7 March and 3 mini-eBooks will be available pre-launch.
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