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How to make the most of your festive networking

Eilidh Milnes

On Monday evening, along with my good friend and colleague Jane Gunn, I had the great pleasure and honour to accept an award on behalf of my beloved speaking association. I put in an application for PSAUKI to be recognised for the volunteer work our members do. We were shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - affectionately known as The CIPD.  

CIPD is a professional association in human resource management and there's a tremendous synergy across the two organisations. 2015 will find me exploring new ways to develop this emerging relationship.

PSAUKI gains recognition from CIPD

The top PACE award was won by HR Net. I had the pleasure of sitting beside Mike Pearson from the organisation. The judging panel made a wise choice. HR Net are worthy winners. 

Be Generous

Recognition is an act of generosity in my opinion.  One that resonates with most people. In my experience, people will outperform your wildest expectations when you reward and recognise them. Who can you give a shout-out to this week?  "Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world." Thomas Guthrie. This is powerful advice! Read more on the power of now. 

Good Morning Gorgeous

One of my most popular keynote stories tells of The Klingon. It ends on TGIF! The story helps people to explore confidence and self-esteem. I share strategies on how to overcome issues surrounding lack of self-belief. I encourage my clients/delegates to look for the good in others... and very importantly, in themselves. 

Be a good finder! Start with your mirror! 

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn.

New Interview with Jane Adshead-Grant

Here are clever tips on how to make the most of your festive fun. How to Network over Christmas  a 7-minute recording. There's even a transcript of the audio if that helps you.

Tips for Networking at Christmas - Interview with Jane Adshead-Grant Tips for Networking at Christmas - Interview with Jane Adshead-Grant (221 KB)

A Little Gift 

Simply download the first chapter of my book "Confidence the 7 Keys to your Happiness..."  

Confidence Book Key 1 Confidence Book Key 1 (2566 KB)

The Ted Talk

I couldn't possibly close the last edition of 2014, without my regular 'Ted' feature. Here's a Dan Pink favourite, "The Puzzle of Motivation." Listen in for illuminating stories...  a confession... and the candle story.  It might turn around your thinking.

Enjoy A Very Happy Christmas and A Stonking New Year!

As we come to the end of another year, I'd like to thank you for your support and friendship;  wish you a joyful festive season and may 2015 bring you much happiness, success and... many rewards!

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