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What’s your bird seed?

What’s your bird seed?

What’s your bird seed? Do you remember when you were a kid going to the park and how you would see birds gathered around somebody who had their hand out feeding them? And as soon as you went chasing the birds to catch them, they would fly away? What you probably...

What is your leadership style?

What is your leadership style?

I interviewed the staff within one of the departments of a large international company recently. This is one of the things I do in trying to identify the source of underlying problems within an organisation (or part of it). So I went in & spoke to people....

Do you hate marketing?

Do you hate marketing?

Unless you are a marketing professional and are actually passionate about it, chances are you don’t like it. Marketing requires a system of effort in order to keep up a steady revenue stream. But it doesn’t need to be painful. Many dislike it because they fail to...

Success can be scary too

Success can be scary too

​A friend of mine just got an acquisition offer from one of the big players in his industry. He’s built his software business over the last 20 years and despite the fact that a lot of dedication has gone into it, he’s always seen it as just a stepping stone to bigger,...

How do you motivate your people?

How do you motivate your people?

Last week I visited a client who sends out personalised notes of appreciation to his employees, outlining specific traits and contributions (along with tickets for various entertainments) to people who show real dedication and bring in good results every quarter. No...

Why passion is critical to your success

Why passion is critical to your success

When you work with people as I do, you sometimes meet resistance. The person in front of you seems to be struggling or wanting to make a change but somehow that doesn’t transpire in their commitment to the effort. And it’s not fear that stops them. They can make a...

Why words matter

Why words matter

I was in a meeting with a client the other day. He is the owner of a highly respected professional training company. Very well-spoken, amicable, confident person & an excellent professional by all indications. Asking questions about how he started off, I was...

Proposals – and why your meeting with a client is more important

Proposals – and why your meeting with a client is more important

Recently I had somebody come to me looking for help, he was really frustrated. He’d spent 3 weeks negotiating with a client, his team spent numerous hours in preparing a proposal. In the end they didn’t get the job. What a waste of time, right? At the same time,...

How to price your services

How to price your services

As a service provider, like many of my clients, you may feel uncertain about charging what you deserve. Worse - you may feel that between time spent on emails, meetings, proposals and the actual work; you barely make a profit. If you charge per hour, these are...

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Paul Davis is an acknowledged Executive Confidante & Business Trainer who uses a unique and powerful blend of mentoring, coaching, and consulting, to achieve rapid results in the areas of Business Development & High Results Performance for Business Executives Globally. Contact Paul today to find out how he can help you with your business.

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