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November 2014 Blog Posts (22)

How can NLP help your business 1. Rapport

Rapport is an essential skill in NLP.

Put simply it can be described as 'singing the same song'.

As a trainer, building rapport with your group is vital to getting their buy-in to what you are doing. The whole point of training is that you impart information to persuade people to change their behaviour, a trainer will not achieve that without rapport.

If you are selling to a client, you will find it very difficult without rapport.

If you are in an annual appraisal with… Continue

Added by Philip GOWLER on November 30, 2014 at 12:15 — No Comments

What Return On Investment can I expect on Social Media?

Are you getting a Return On Investment on your social media expenditure?

If you need a figure for a column in a spreadsheet then we’ll struggle to give you one – but we can give you a solid reason for your continued investment.

And we might even persuade you to remove that empty column from your database.

Your social media activity…


Added by Lisa Chaffey on November 29, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Tools to Help you Grow Your Business through Referrals

  1. Have a script that you can use for when you present your business to your prospective referrals.
  2. Find out if your script works. You can even create many scripts to experiment on.
  3. Practice your script. An amateur will need to practice until they get things right. A professional will take it even one step further and practice until they can't get it wrong.
  4. Ask for a referral, but make sure that you are fully prepared to do so. Watch for signs and signals from…

Added by Steve Mills on November 28, 2014 at 2:21 — No Comments

Hello, this is Microsoft Support calling…

“Actually, no it’s not – you’re a scam IT support company based overseas who are trying to con me into an overpriced support contract.”

Although this particular scam has been running for a couple of years now, it’s still very prominent. Just this week I actually received the call from Microsoft Support myself, on my mobile and gave them the response above.



Added by Craig Atkins on November 26, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

How Voice over Internet Protocol will save you money on business calls

Three questions always surface as soon as change is proposed in the working environment.

  • What’s it going to cost?
  • Will it make us more effective?
  • Will it generate more business?

If someone has told you it’s time to embrace Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) you could be forgiven for dismissing their suggestion.

But if you’re…


Added by Craig Atkins on November 25, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Hosting your own Dropbox alternative in-house

One of the jobs that we’ve performed 3x more this year than any previous year is setting up a Dropbox alternative for our clients, where their master data is held in-house at their office (or choice of data centre) rather than in the Dropbox cloud.

Why do clients want to host their own Dropbox alternative?

Many of our clients love the…


Added by Craig Atkins on November 24, 2014 at 17:07 — No Comments

Are you walking a password tightrope?

It’s a scary thought, but researchers have found that 10,000 of the most common passwords can crack more than 98 per cent of six million user accounts. If you or your family use any of the following top five passwords there is no doubt about it – your on-line security is at risk …

  •           123456
  •           password
  •           12345678
  •  …

Added by Craig Atkins on November 24, 2014 at 17:04 — No Comments

Mircale Dynamics Customer Conference 2014

I recently attended the Miracle Dynamics Customer Conference with Painted Red's MD, Gary Alexander.  It is an extremely well organised event and Miracle are a company who can deal with the Payroll, Time & Attendance and HR needs of any business. We have implemented MiraclePay and MiracleTime into our biggest customer site with great success, and continue to work in conjunction with Miracle.  

You can read my full review of the conference here: …


Added by Julia Wells on November 21, 2014 at 13:18 — No Comments

Promoting Your Berkshire Business Online

Perhaps you’ve already been in the business for awhile and have already established your brick and mortar shop in Berkshire. You're probably thinking of the next best marketing strategy to promote your business.

Don't be left behind by the popularity of internet marketing. It's all the rage in business these days.

Here are the things that you can do for your business when you want to expand online.

1. Establish your online identity. You will first need to create…


Added by Steve Mills on November 21, 2014 at 12:27 — No Comments

How to deal with awkward customer reviews and social media feedback

There’s no such thing as bad publicity, it’s said. But whoever coined that phrase did so ahead of the explosion of social media.  Customer comments and user reviews have taken on immense importance as 21st Century Word of Mouth goes viral.

TripAdvisor reviews have long been contentious issue in the travel and hospitality industry, with claims that the…


Added by Lisa Chaffey on November 20, 2014 at 9:51 — No Comments

Ways to Improve Your Internet Marketing Knowledge in Berkshire

The internet is the biggest source of leads for any business. Out of the millions of people who are online in any single hour, you can aim for even just 1 person in an hour. In 24 hours, you can have 24 leads in one day. Shouldn't this be something good to aim for?

If you do not know how to properly use your internet marketing skills, it could be frustrating if you don't get enough leads. Therefore, here are a few options for you if you would like to improve your marketing…


Added by Steve Mills on November 14, 2014 at 7:06 — No Comments

Goal setting for a fantastic future November 22nd

The day will be split into two parts:

Session 1- Setting a SMART goal. This is a very familiar subject to many in business, but it does have an NLP twist. Your goal can be any goal that is important to you.

Session 2- Visualizing the Goal in as vivid and sensory rich way as possible, to the extent where you can see it like a 3D colour movie. Then walking that goal into your timeline. Making the picture so vivid means that your unconscious ,mind will keep you on the right track,…


Added by Philip GOWLER on November 12, 2014 at 16:24 — No Comments

Parties & Pressies: Tax Needn’t Take The Fun Out Of Christmas!

As the days get shorter, and the first Christmas trees begin to sprout on the high street, it’s unlikely to have escaped your attention that the festive season is approaching faster than Santa’s sleigh. There are only 42 sleeps to go (in case you needed reminding), and as another year draws to a close, you might well be thinking about making plans to reward your team…


Added by Graham Carson on November 12, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

How CASH Has Transformed Our Client Servicing!

At Litenow, our clients depend on us to keep their lighting systems working effectively and to respond quickly if an issue should arise. We’re always looking for ways we can improve the service we provide to a diverse range of clients located throughout the South East region – each with their own system and a unique set of technical requirements.

As we’ve grown, one of…


Added by Steve Hiscox on November 12, 2014 at 11:52 — No Comments

Litenow achieves SafeContractor accreditation

Top Safety Accreditation for Litenow Ltd

Litenow has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a…


Added by Steve Hiscox on November 12, 2014 at 11:51 — No Comments

Want To Save 40%+ On Commercial Energy Bills?

Come To Our FREE Energy Saving Focus Event!

How much does your organisation spend on lighting each quarter? It’s likely to be a large chunk of your energy overhead – in a typical commercial facility, the cost of lighting will account for 25% of total energy expenditure.

However much you’re paying, it’s too much: You can reduce your energy…


Added by Steve Hiscox on November 12, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments

Getting Online Leads for Your Berkshire Business

The problem being faced by small businesses today is that they do not get enough leads for their business, especially when they try their hand at internet marketing which is all the rage in business today.

Business owners are good in what they do. If they are landscaping or walking and training dogs, building houses or selling bikes, they are exceptional. However, when it comes to internet marketing, this is where they have problems. Not all these business owners are internet savvy or…


Added by Steve Mills on November 7, 2014 at 6:35 — No Comments

Don’t Let Fear Of Finance Stifle Success! We Can Help Make It Fun!

Like Marmite, it seems that numbers bring out extremes of passions in people – you either love them or you hate them. Needless to say, at Inca, we fall into the former camp!

The fact is, whichever side of the fence you sit on, it’s impossible to escape numbers, they’re everywhere, making the world – and business – go around. Are you a business owner who comes out in a…


Added by Graham Carson on November 5, 2014 at 11:10 — No Comments

Those moments when you feel out of control

We all have moments when we feel out of control, overwhelmed, bombarded and quite often we will plough on getting deeper and deeper in to the ruts that we lose sight of where we are going.

  • How many times have you sat feeling like your head is about to burst?
  • How many times have you sat at your desk and really not been able to focus dotting, from one thing to another?
  • How many times has someone come up to you to say ‘Hi’ or ask a simple question and you have…

Added by Helen Winder on November 5, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

The fine line between business and personal Social Media

We all know how much Social Media platforms are used these days not just in business but in our personal lives.

I am sure for the majority of people there will be Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Flikr, YouTube etc.

Many businesses now employ people to manage their social media visibility or share the task between a number of employees.  But, how do you manage the cross over between ‘business’ and ‘personal’ connections?

I have been told on a number of…


Added by Helen Winder on November 4, 2014 at 10:51 — No Comments

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