Jacky Sherman

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Business Development: Surviving Year Two

What do you want to cover today? is the usual question I ask my clients at the beginning of our session together ...

 

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Grow Your Consultancy Using The Hub Firm Method

Many consultants left employment and set up on their own to escape the trappings of working in a large organisation ...

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Why Write Your Vision For Your Business In The Present Tense?

Like many coaches, I ask you to write your vision for your business in the present tense, as if you've already achieved it ...

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Let’s Hear It For The Unsung Hero Of The Christmas Story

The second half of the story of the 12 days of Christmas culminated in the Three Kings arriving to pay homage ...

   
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Following In Other People's Footsteps This Christmas

Good King Wenceslas has always been a popular carol for me for the simple reasons of the audience participation ...

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Command Attention At Your Networking Meeting

Daniel Goleman says you can only hold someone's attention for around four sentences before their mind wanders ...

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Should I Hire A Coach Or Mentor

Like so many things in life, the answer to this question is ''It depends'' and also ''both'' at the same time ...

   
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Are You Building A Business Or Are You Self-Employed?

I meet a lot of people transitioning from employment to their own business. Many are selling their expertise ...

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Here's A Top Tip For Budding Entrepreneurs!

As a budding entrepreneur and starting out in business, I was fascinated by the way people earned a living ..

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Stand Out From The Crowd: Be A Specialist

As you can imagine, I go to a lot of networking events and I rarely go to one where there isn't at least one accountant ...

 
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Are Your Standards Slipping?

This week's blog post was prompted by a visit I made to someone’s offices last week and a disconcerting discovery ...

 

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Have you fallen off your big pink fluffy cloud yet?

Do you remember how it felt when you first fell in love? I always think of it as being on a big pink fluffy cloud ...

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Bosom Rustlers In The Training Room

You watch your group enter the room ready for your training session with them. The seats at the back fill up first ...

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Myth Busting: Asking For Help Makes You Vulnerable

''I give and give and give, but little comes back''. I hear this all the time from people who join networking groups ...

   
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Is Your Network Too Introspective?

Is your network too introspective? Then read my handy tips on how to add some diversity into your networking ...

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Three Levels Of Listening To Own The Room

I’ve been reading a book called Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence ...

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Networking Skills: Invite People To Join You

Networking skills, as you know from your own experiences, are about building lasting business relationships ...

   
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Referrals: Have You Heard Of 'Garbage In Garbage Out'?

It's not a term I've heard recently. I remember being introduced to it at the same time I started using databases ...

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Networking: I Don't Do Small Talk!

It's a common reason given by people who dislike networking because they see the banality of talking about nothing ...

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Marketing Statistics For New And Seasoned Solo Consultant

If we learnt one thing from our response to the pandemic, it was how important other people are to our wellbeing ...

 
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Second Guessing Can Cost You Referrals

It's fair to say that a large proportion of potential referrals to good people running great businesses are missed ...