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Asking questions: Getting context

Asking questions: Getting context

Since all meaning is contextual then asking questions is one of the best ways to get to what your clients really want. Or what they really need and don’t know…

Cindy Tonkin June 10, 2018
Checking for understanding

Checking for understanding

This Dan Pink  interview on Tim Ferriss’ podcast has some useful things around writing and particularly on writing speeches. Dan suggests a useful question…

Cindy Tonkin May 14, 2018
Relevant and fun team building for your offsite

Relevant and fun team building for your offsite

Team-building has real benefits. You want what you do at your offiste to have the highest value. You would like it to be both relevant and fun. I’ve been hanging…

Cindy Tonkin May 1, 2018
Useful tools for consulting

Useful tools for consulting

Consulting tools that can help you be better at consulting? I’ll help you! Here are some of the consulting tools in my collection: With no sign up, you can…

Cindy Tonkin April 12, 2018
Do less and obsess - so you gotta say no

Do less and obsess - so you gotta say no

Do less and obsess is the first of 7 principles that top performers have in common in Morten Hansen’s book Work Less Achieve more (podcast here). Here are…

Cindy Tonkin April 5, 2018
Make Emotions Less Emotional

Make Emotions Less Emotional

When I ran my improv session for the Australasian Facilitators’ Network Conference recently, I mentioned that being able to reframe on the fly was especially…

Cindy Tonkin March 21, 2018
Three Act Structure of a Great Story

Three Act Structure of a Great Story

This post on the three-act structure of a great story is really interesting because it is in itself a story. It starts with the Star Wars 7 trailer, then…

Cindy Tonkin March 3, 2018
Get attention when you present!

Get attention when you present!

Get attention from people: You have worked for weeks making your presentation just so. You have mined the data, and you know it backwards. You have worked hard to…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Argue reasonably AND emotionally

Argue reasonably AND emotionally

Feeling like an argument? Here are some things that may help. use rhetoric to overcome logic: Rhetological Fallacies is an infographic which shows you all of the…

Cindy Tonkin January 28, 2018
Selling, being confident and games

Selling, being confident and games

Want to sell an idea? Try this useful book from Dan Pink – To Sell is Human and of course Cialdini’s classic: Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion.…

Cindy Tonkin January 12, 2018