10 Tips for effective coaching

1. Ensure you fully understand what coaching is. Many managers make incorrect assumptions about coaching. It's important that a manager uses a clear and consistent coaching model, and understands the "why" - to enhance staff engagement and performance - as well as the "how" - using a collaborative dialogue model of engagement. The manager should be able to distinguish between 'bossing', coaching, counselling, training, and therapy. 2. Check your perspective on people. A manager who sees people's potential is far better at coaching them towards it. A manager that judges people based on past and current performance, or believes that people are inherently limited, will not make a strong effort

Seven benefits of business coaching

It's a competitive world and business leaders face enormous pressure to grow their companies, develop new products and improve revenue and profits. Organizations cannot be successful unless their people perform at higher levels. Leaders need to assure teams are effective and that their employees are committed, highly skilled and productive. Coaching and professional development, particularly when supported by an experienced and unbiased outside coach and mentor, can be extremely effective at developing and enhancing employee skills and motivation. Here are seven benefits of business coaching: 1. Performance improvement: Results matter and coaching helps to position employees for enhanced ach

13 Rules while Cold Calling

Only take the necessary minimum with you Introduce yourself and hand over a business card Get the prospects attention or curiosity Announce how much time it will take Explain what you do, and how you do it Explain or show the prospect what you want/need/expect Give the prospect the information or tool(s) he’ll need Hand over a written summary of what you’ve just told him Also use this as a back-up plan in case you cannot speak freely Ask the prospect if there’s any questions? Thank the prospect for his time and interest Take the prospects business card or ask for it Announce that you will contact or revisit him Leave the prospect

7 Hobbies science says will make you smarter

For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process. We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better. Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why. 1. Play a musical instrument. Playing music helps with creativity, analytical skills, language, math, fine motor skills and more. While these are all great advantages, some people argue that playing team sports might do as many things. What playing musical ins

14 benefits of a Facebook Business Page over a Personal Profile

Facebook Insights: Access to Mounds of Data Let me get this straight: as a business on a personal Facebook profile, you have no access to Facebook Insights. You are unable to export and digest the thousands of rows and columns of information that can help you understand your customer, what they like and don’t like, where they are from and when they are online. Facebook Tabs and Contests With Facebook tabs, you can use apps to explain more about who you are. Provide a video introduction. Feature your products. Provide a newsletter opt-in form. Highlight the history of your company. Without this on a personal profile, how exactly do you do this? You’re limited only to your posts to tell your s

8 different reasons why a customer express the objection of you being too expensive

They don’t see the value. This is usually a result when we explain or demonstrate exactly how the customer will benefit from using our product or service. They have a preconceived idea of the cost or price. Many people have a preconceived idea of how much a particular product or service will cost. Because of that, the value of the product or service doesn’t exceed the price to pay. It is more than they budgeted. Many people allot a specific amount of money for a given purchase or service, and if your solution exceeds that budget, a prospect’s first reaction might be, “Wow, you’re expensive!” This doesn’t mean that they won’t move forward with the decision. It simply means that they need to a

Tips, Tricks & Best practices to increase Twitter engagement

With over 250 million active users, Twitter is here to stay. And for good reason — it’s an extremely effective method for communicating with your user base. Research shows that Twitter users shared over 182 million pieces of content in 2014 — and are on track to more than double that in 2015, with nearly 107 million shares to date. However, it’s more than just a “build it and they shall come” platform. I often get asked, “What’s the best way to increase engagement on Twitter?” In this post, I’ll share some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way to help you with just that. Mastering the Twitter count: You don’t need 140 characters In your Twitter bio use the full 160 characters allotted.

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