Why we don’t always need to think big

The world has never changed so fast and the public sector is far from exempt from such change. The needs of the general public, the economy, technological advances and new ways of working have all changed the shape and scope of the public sector over the past few years. Static is no longer an option… Read more

What’s your story – chapter 2

whats your story part 2

In the first part of my ‘What’s your story’ blog I talked about importance of storytelling. But how do you get your story across to your audiences – and ensure they react in the way you hope for? That can be quite a skill in business as much as it can be in your day to day life. Getting your… Read more

What’s your story? Chapter one

storytelling

We all have a friend or colleague who can tell a good tale. You know, that person you can always rely on to turn what could be the most mundane activity or circumstance into a real tale. They make it come to life. It’s the way they tell it. Their stories are memorable, you might… Read more

The key to successful engagement

the-key-to-successful-engagement

I must start off by reassuring you that I have not left the world of consultancy to pursue a career as a romance blogger and my next book will not make any reference to any shade of any colour. As I’ve mentioned in some of my previous blogs, engaging with your audience is vital. It’s vital… Read more

How to stand out from the crowd

stand out pitch mike gill

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s vital that you get people to ‘cherish’ your service to maximise your chances of surviving austerity. To do this you need to present your service in the best way to stakeholders – this may be internal stakeholders, government or the public. You need to stand out from the crowd…. Read more