Keeping Promises – What is 100%?

Keeping Promises – what is 100% By; Adolph Kaestner I was chatting to a friend and colleague about finding the right people to do a job and how difficult this has become. The number of times people “commit / agree” to do something and then just don’t deliver without even a warning or a call[…]

CHANGE – We hate it – But we need it !

“Change is not merely necessary to life — It is life!” Alvin Toffler Every year all good businesses Micro, Small, Medium and Large look at what has happened in the past year/years and tries to predict what they want to achieve in the coming year/years. –Well at least I trust they all do otherwise they[…]

Hope – Your Friend or Your Foe?

Hope – Your Friend or Your Foe? “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” This is a quote by Albert Einstein – sounds great doesn’t it – pretty much the same as you hear from most preachers “ Where there is Hope there is Life!!” and  “Faith, Hope and Charity” They all sound[…]

Are you a Professional ?

Are you a Professional? Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator, Coach, Mentor, Entertainer I receive at least 3 enquiries a week from people wanting to know what it takes to be a Professional Speaker. They are either aspiring speakers wanting to get into the business or they are people already speaking with some skill (e.g. well seasoned Toastmasters[…]

Professionalism and Standards – How do you stack up?

Professionalism and Standards – How do you stack up? Two very interesting concepts that most people in business believe they deliver but which most customers/clients complain about. So why is there a disconnect between the Provider and the Receiver? Let’s look at the two concepts: Professionalism, in its simplest form, merely means that a person[…]

Setting Goals or Taking Poison – Which is Easier???

Most of the people I work with think that Setting Goals is about as bad a public Speaking or Taking Poison. They hate the concept because it reminds them of Targets and KPA’s and Work and Performance Assessments and most importantly Failure.  This is a common issue and they would rather not set the goal[…]

Personal Excellence is the Key

Most people I deal with all seem to either Wish or Hope that something will happen that will make them successful in life. What a waste of time !!- there can be no greater waste of time and energy than wishing and hoping! The Key to success and achievement has to be the Development of[…]