Category Archives: Influence

Master or Guide? by Chantal Burns

Our past experiences are important. They provide great opportunities to learn. They create memories that we can savour and enjoy. …

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Change versus Transformation

There’s always alot of talk about change - World change, organisational change, personal change. Why is it that some changes that …

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The 2 biggest problems with having a personality

We all have personality traits, habits, styles, preferences. And there’s an abundance of training and books that can show you …

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The Rule about Rules

    Rules are an interesting phenomenon.  I’ve been pondering the nature of rules recently. My own and other people’s. …

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The Sweet Spot

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When communication is at it’s most influential, there are two particularly important things at play. Relevance and Impact. And the …

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What Al Pacino asked Keanu Reeves and Why it Matters

In the film Devils Advocate, Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves are negotiating a contract. Pacino says “Pressure changes everything. Some …

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You cannot be serious!

Many years ago, I was teaching a presentation and pitching programme. We were exploring why and how to inject humour …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 78: Why D.R.C?

  Walt Disney was a prolific and talented creator. Robert Dilts modelled Disney’s strategies and observed that he used three …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 77: Obsessed by results?

  Everyone has the capacity to achieve spectacular results in any area of life.   We see countless examples of …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 76: The Aikido Strategy

  Aikido is often described as the peaceful martial art because to be successful, strength, speed or aggression is not …

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