Thoughts on Thursday - Free Webinar Series

Expert-Led Webinars on key skills.

Needed Now. Practical. Pivotal.

Welcome to the new normal – COVID19 and our response to the crisis is changing our world. Update and refresh your skills with expert-led free weekly webinars.

Choose one or more of these pivotal webinars. Invest 60 minutes each week to sharpen your skills, increase your options and improve your chances of making the most of this challenging time. All from the convenience of your office or your home and at no cost.

A crisis does NOT cause the collapse of a business, it merely exposes ineffective skills and faulty processes previously covered up or ignored. Use this time constructively to ensure you and your business come out of this situation stronger and more able to thrive. 

Which will you choose from the next series of webinars? 

Each is just 45 minutes with 15-minute Q&A. Long enough to provide you with some practical and pivotal ideas needed now. Short enough for you not to lose too much of that precious commodity, time. You can watch one a week and incorporate any changes you want to make in your approach, in your own time.

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These Key Skills Are Needed Now: 

How To Communicate So Everyone Understands Led By Nigel Risner 

Thursday 1st July 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 BST

Nigel Risner has risen to international prominence as a dramatic speaker and peak performance coach. In his view success comes from solid communication, trust, understanding and action. Nigel knows the route to collaborative communication and how to crack the code to understanding. 

Most offices, teams and companies are a mess of confused communication in all the different languages and styles. And guess what, it’s the same with our customers. Remote and blended working has introduced new dimensions. Zoom fatigue, working longer hours, loneliness and less real human interaction.  

  • How to communicate when you are not face to face  

  • How to manage your confidence when you are tired  

  • What happens if I have an issue with a member of staff and we can’t meet  

In this FREE webinar Nigel explains:  

  • How to communicate so everyone understands 

  • Giving great feedback and feedforward 

  • Staying motivated and confident  

  • Strategies to be more resilient  

More About Nigel: 
At 26 years old Nigel was one of the youngest CEO's of a financial services company. Nigel is now a successful author and award-winning motivational speaker – speaking from experience where he has proven the power of the tenets he teaches.  

Entertaining and unreservedly direct, Nigel isn’t just a motivational speaker – he is a company turnaround specialist driving everyone from CEOs to school children to ignite excitement and action in their life. 

Nigel Risner draws on real-life examples to guide professionals through adversity and change. He helps to empower them to play to their strengths and embrace opportunities through lively sessions designed to teach clients, at all levels, how to boost self-esteem and make things happen. 

He was also the former president of the London Chapter of Professional Speakers Association, has been voted Speaker of the year by the Academy of Chief Executives, Vistage and Footdown and is a Companion of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management. 

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How to Win High Value Work with Proactive Experience Marketing Led By Robert Middleton

Thursday 8th July 2021. 14:00 to 15:00 BST

Are you tired of trying so many approaches to attracting new clients, with very few results to show for your efforts? Social media, content marketing, videos, sales letters, and email blasts all have their place, but they all have one big problem. They are all Passive marketing strategies. They just sit there, waiting for someone to respond. 

Robert discovered a long time ago that Proactive marketing is what works best for attracting clients. This means deliberately connecting with the right prospective clients. There are many ways, to do this but the foundation of the most effective proactive marketing is giving your prospective clients an authentic Experience of you and your business. 

In this information-packed FREE webinar, we’ll explore the four primary components of Proactive Experience Marketing. 

  • Creating an H.E.O.B. Program (High-End, Outcome-Based) 

  • The most effective ways to get in front of prospective clients 

  • How to give a presentation that offers an experience of your work 

  • How to enroll clients in your work and charge high fees.  

More Robert:
Robert has been working with self-employed professionals of all kinds for more than 30 years. He now specializes in helping B2B professionals attract more of their ideal, high-end clients. Robert is the author of the online bestseller, The InfoGuru Marketing Manual and has published his weekly email newsletter, The Fearless Marketer, for 24 years. He offers his group coaching program, The Marketing Action Group, focused on teaching and implementing Proactive Experience Marketing. His approach is practical, hands-on, and both faster and more effective than most approaches to attracting new clients. 

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Developing an Identity Marketing Strategy to Raise Your Profile and Seriously Increase Your Engagement Led By Warren Cass  

Thursday 15th July 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 BST

Your identity is a deep expression of who you are. It distinguishes you, helps you connect with others, and gives you a sense of belonging. It's how you want to be seen. 

Identity marketing leverages this deep-rooted need by enabling you to personalize your marketing campaigns based on your prospect's identity attributes. It’s a powerful way to engage your audience. When your customers feel seen and appreciated you will see results, but to really accelerate the relationship they should also have a clear sense of who you are and what you stand for. The future of marketing is rooted in identity. 

 During this FREE Webinar you will learn how to: 

•              Create greater advocacy from your relationships 

•              Increase customer loyalty & retention 

•              Understand how to clearly articulate your proposition 

•              Make yourself EASY TO BUY from. 

More About Warren: 
Warren Cass is an international speaker and author of ‘Influence: How to Raise Your Profile, Manage Your Reputation and Get Noticed’. He is also the Co-Founder of Hivemind which helps businesses build and grow their brand, get clarity on their positioning and create new commercial opportunities. 

Warren believes that the way we influence and communicate has changed significantly due to advances in social tech, changing demographics, changing consumer habits and the rise of mis-information. Developing a thought leadership strategy and getting really clear on your brand identity, can make all the difference. 

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Driving B2B Engagement Through Marketing Led By Dr Nimrita Bassi

Thursday 22nd July 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 BST

Is your marketing stuck in a rut?

- Engaging prospects and customers is increasingly difficult as brands compete for user's attention online.

- B2B marketing is evolving as technology advances and makes engagement more challenging.

- The increasing demand for personalisation makes most marketing strategies redundant.

During this FREE Webinar you will learn:

- To understand your customers journey and how to improve it.

- To understand your audience better.

- The Five Pillars of Effective Engagement.

- Why Engagement is vital to marketing success.

- How best to measure marketing success.

More About Dr Nimrita Bassi:
Dr Nimrita Bassi is the founder of The Post, a community-driven publishing platform aimed at South-Asian Millenials, and Marketing Essentials Lab, a digital marketing agency based in the UK. She has a PhD in Online Customer Experience Design. Nimrita has been working in Marketing Roles for over ten years, including working at Europe's hottest fashion startup, Fantasy Shopper. She currently works with some of the world's leading brands on their social media marketing. She also runs several Social Media Strategy workshops and has previously taught Marketing Strategy at the University of Kent.

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Unleashing Your Feminine Superpowers in Leadership Led By Justina Mutale  

Thursday 29th July 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 BST

Women have an advantage in leadership, as they naturally possess many of the requisite traits to be excellent leaders. However, despite various initiatives and affirmative actions aimed at achieving gender parity in leadership, women are still outnumbered by their male counterparts in many leadership roles in all walks of life. 
- Are you hesitating to venture into that leadership role? 
- Do you want to claim your seat at the table? 
- Do you suffer from impostor syndrome? 
- Do you struggle with confidence and self-esteem? 
This is because social and cultural conditioning has instilled limiting beliefs, which prevent many women from aspiring for leadership. This webinar will show you the importance and benefits of unleashing your feminine superpowers. It will help you identify key strategies to shuttering the glass ceiling, getting your seat at the table, and reclaiming your role as an effective and influential leader. 
In this FREE Webinar Justina will help you to: 
- Identify your unique feminine superpowers 
- Recognise and acknowledge your leadership potential 
- Learn how to articulate and leverage your feminine superpowers to be an effective and influential leader
- Embrace the power of your voice and perspective and become more self-affirming 
- Develop a grounded self-worth, self-confidence and self-fulfilment 

More About Justina: 
Justina Mutale is a leadership expert, international keynote speaker, guest lecturer, executive leadership coach and bestselling Author of: “The Art of Iconic Leadership: Power Secrets of Female World Leaders” and co-author of “Women on Corporate Boards: An International Perspective”. She is Founder and President of the Justina Mutale Foundation and its Scholarship Programme for young women and girls from Africa to access tertiary education. Through the Foundation, she advocates for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. In 2012, Justina was named African Woman of the Year. A recipient of the MANDELA 100 Prize and inductee of the World Book of Greatness, Justina leads and serves on various Boards across the globe and has been honoured with numerous international awards, honours and accolades for her outstanding leadership qualities. 

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Don't Negotiate With Yourself Led By Vinit Shah

Thursday 5th August 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 BST

Feel like you’re drowning with the weight of expectation right now? Coming out of a pandemic, worrying about the next few months for yourself and your family. Professionally you’ve got personal and team targets, company goals, conversion metrics, admin, coaching, and the last-minute time sensitive requests from your boss… on top of keeping your remote teams safe, motivated and engaged. 

All of this whilst being distracted from achieving the most critical goal – the number, quota or target… along with the associated strategic objectives, and that unnerving feeling that you're not effectively developing yourself or others around you? 

  • What do you prioritise? Sales? Business growth? Something else? 

  • How do you empower yourself to take control of team development and business growth 

  • How can you boost your chances of success? 

 By the end of this FREE webinar you will learn: 

  • How to recognise your fallibility, embrace change and take control of your mindset. 

  • The difference between values and behaviours – what should your focus be as a manager and leader. 

  • How to motivate with purpose and impact. 

More About Vinit: 
Vinit believes in continuous development. Only by discovering the habits and behaviours that are holding us back will we be able to change from within, appreciate our values and lead with integrity and character. 

He is the author of Slice which encourages aspiring sales professionals to harness the power of personal development; and the founder of London School of Sales, which provides e-learning and performance coaching to sales teams and managers. 

Vinit has 25 years of commercial experience. His expertise is in problem solving and building high-performance teams by inspiring, motivating and coaching individuals. He has a proven track record of creating sustainable value and delivering ROI by translating strategic objectives into innovative, commercially viable solutions.

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Why Is Our Temperament So Important? Led By Walter Blackburn 

Thursday 2nd September 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 BST

Our temperament (that’s how we are in the world, emotionally) is vitally important in our relationships, our work and how we feel about ourselves. Psychologists will tell us that about 40% of the people we meet are sufficiently different from us that we won't either understand or like them. And of course, it applies the other way round - i.e. 40% of the people meeting you won't like or understand you! 

  • Do you find some people more difficult to work with or influence than others? 

  • Is the reaction of some people to situations less predictable for you? 

  • Do you find yourself getting frustrated by others behaviour? 

  • Or are some of your traits frustrating to some? 

Join Walter Blackburn as he uses the Empathy Styles model to explain why we don’t get on with some people, and what we could do about that; why our temperament is a key element in our job success; and why an understanding of our own temperament is so helpful in our self-development and personal progress.  

Learn how to: 

  • Gain deeper insights into your own temperament and default behaviours 

  • Demystify the difference between people 

  • Read most people with ease 

  • Understand the simple adjustments you make to get on with the vast majority of people 

More About Walter:  
Walter is a well-respected authority in training and coaching after a 40-year career in the industry, he is also the UK’s leading expert in the Empathy Styles model. He works with people at all levels helping them to gain greater skills, self-belief, motivation, and direction. His understanding of emotional intelligence in relationship building, influencing skills and leadership have won him clients and respect across the world. he’s taught thousands of people how to use the Empathy Styles model to help them sell more, manage and lead more effectively, or simply, to make the best of themselves and their relationships. 

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2021 Programme will include: 

  • Tom Ziglar

  • Grant LeBoff

  • Arti Halai

  • Bob Hayward

  • Jim Hetherton

  • Kate Turner

  • And many more new faces and old favourites 


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Regular Speakers

Bob Hayward

Bob is the author of five Amazon Best Sellers, including The Profit Secret, released in December 2020 and listed as a Finalist in the Business Book of the Year Awards 2021. Previous books include Persuade released in 2018;  #Remote Working! released in March 2020, Fit For Purpose Leadership 6 released in April 2020, Pivot & Grow released in October 2020. He is a Growth Consultant and a Senior Executive Coach. Having started seven businesses, the largest of which reached £12.6 Million in turnover (in today's terms), he now loves using his experience and the skills developed along the way to make growth happen for others. His clients include global giants like Keolis Amey, Unilever and BMW along with industry disruptors like Sapphire Balconies, Zappshelter and Maundrells.

Jim Hetherton

Jim has over 30 years’ experience as a Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. While a Principal Consultant with Franklin Covey he led their expansion into the UK, he then went on to lead the expansion of an OnTrack international into the USA. His vast experience of busy, demanding and senior roles makes him an ideal source of inspiration and knowledge.

Richard Lock

Richard is an International Trainer, Speaker, Coach, and Facilitator with over 30 years of people development experience helping leaders achieve business goals and rejuvenate their management approach. He is known for being encouraging and supportive, making learning enjoyable whilst maintaining a clear focus on business goals and practical application.

Walter Blackburn

Walter is a well-respected authority in training and coaching after a 40-year career in the industry. He works with people at all levels helping them to gain greater skills, self-belief, motivation, and direction. His understanding of emotional intelligence in relationship building, influencing skills and leadership have won him clients and respect across the world

Kate Turner

Kate is the founder of Motivational Leadership, with over 20 years’ experience as a leadership development coach and trainer. Kate has experienced first-hand, the cost of leaders who ‘dig deep’ in order to reach their targets. Her command of a range of management and leadership tools enables her to offer her clients helpful frameworks to harness the energy and drive of all the individual members of your team

Guest Speakers

Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse, to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy: "You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” His mission is to share the Ziglar message with billion-dollar companies, small-business owners, academic institutions and individuals, inspiring a whole new generation of successful professionals and people worldwide. 

Ken Keis

Ken Keis, Ph.D. is an expert on leadership, purpose, wellness, and the foremost global authority on personality and behavioural assessments, that increase and multiply your success rate. Ken has co-created CRG's proprietary development models and written over 4 million words of content for 40 business training programs and 500+ articles. He is an expert on assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live On Purpose!  An internationally known author, speaker, and consultant, in the past 32 years, Ken has conducted more than 3000 presentations and 10,000 hours of consulting and coaching. Dr. Keis is the author of Why Aren't You More Like Me?, Deliberate Leadership, and The Quest For Purpose!

Joel Weldon

As a former construction worker who turned down a four-year college scholarship because he thought he wasn't smart enough to go to college, Joel Weldon is living proof of the power of one idea to transform your life! Today he's one of the most highly respected and sought-after motivational speakers in North America and has been an Idea Consultant and Sales Trainer to many of the world's leading organizations and businesses for over three decades. Joel is the only speaker to have earned all four of the highest honours in the speaking profession "for his profound impact on corporate America"

Grant LeBoff

Grant Leboff is one of the U.K’s leading Sales and Marketing experts. His fourth book, ‘Digital Selling’, debuted at #1 on the Amazon charts prior to being published in September 2016. Having built a successful direct marketing company, which he started in 2002 and sold in 2008; he is a thought leader in his field. Leboff’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom but don’t necessarily deliver results. He is a highly sought-after consultant, a regular contributor to many leading business magazines, newspapers, radio and TV shows, and an international speaker who constantly makes presentations at conferences and events all over the world.

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