Based in Rome, Italy I help companies and individuals improve their performance in all areas of business and interpersonal communication.
Even if you come to a venue like Chateauform where every possible effort is made to create an environment conducive to creativity and collaboration, as a trainer and facilitator you need to plan ahead for the programme. You need a balance of activities and a range of methodologies that will allow you to reach your goals – which should be both extremely clear and realistic.Continue reading
You can do anything with a group, an audience, a class … except waste their time. So, it was really important to put together a short programme for a single day’s “presenting with influence” training that was exciting, involving and beneficial to the group; all busy people.Continue reading
Global changes are already affecting the way our food is produced, how far it travels and is consumed. Every year 420 000 people die from food. That is just one of the reasons we should care about food safety.
I was running a workshop in Oracle, Rome today – just six hours and seven people. We were working on presenting with influence whether face-to-face or in the considerably more challenging environment of over the phone, where these days sales meetings or client briefings take place.Continue reading
Working as a facilitator I recently travelled to Vanuatu (google it) then to Beijing and finally to Almaty in Kazakhstan. Beach weather in the South Pacific, smog in China and snow on the ground in the ninth biggest country on the planet (and the largest with no open sea).
I spend a lot of time when teaching writing trying to persuade authors to have the courage to write more concisely, to write less, to use shorter sentences and to simplify their grammar to subject, verb, object. Lane Greene edits for the Economist and in this Radio 4 podcast “Word of mouth” he talks to Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright about his work.