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Don't forget to use your Email Signature for Free Advertising and Promotion

A big part of your business comes from your email so it makes sense to advertise your products and/or services with every email that you send out. You can do this by having an email signature or ‘Signature Tag’ in your email. Outlook and most email clients (including outlook.com) allow you to set up your ‘Sig Tag’ so it is automatically added to each and every email going out, including replies and forwards. We often add our Facebook or LinkedIn tag in the signature – but why not make it more productive and advertise your products! Don't forget to use your Email Signature for Free Advertising and Promotion

Doing a Feasibility Study

The best way to find out whether your project is feasible is to complete a Feasibility Study. This process helps you gain confidence that the solution you need to build can be implemented on time and under budget. So here’s how to do it in 5 simple steps… Doing a Feasibility Study

The Means-Ends Problem Solving Technique

MEA (Means-Ends Analysis) is an a approach that puts together aspects of both forward and backward reasoning in that both the condition and action portions of rules are considered when we decide which rules to apply. The logic of the process takes into account the gap between the current situation and the desired goal – where we wish to get to and proposes actions in order to close the gap between the two. The Means-Ends Problem Solving Technique

The Project Audit Check List

Project Audit – A check List The primary purpose of a project audit is to find the reasons for apparent failings in the project process, and answer: * What is the current state of the project * Is the project going to deliver something useful that meets requirements? * Is the technical approach being used still appropriate * Is the business case still valid? * Is the project organised in an effective way * Is the project context hindering or helping progress * Are industry standard project processes being followed * Is the project following industry best practice development methods? * What should be changed to improve the project focus? The Project Audit Check List

SWOT Action Analysis a Work Shop Guide

SWOT (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats) is a simple but surprisingly effective technique to assess an organisations positioning and begin the process of turning general ideas for market growth into actionable activities. SWOT Action Analysis a Work Shop Guide

How to facilitate a successful meeting – a checklist

Running a meeting is not an easy task; retaining control and keeping the team on task are important tricks of the successful facilitator – in this post I cover some of the key points for you as facilitator of a meeting to ensure you make this part of your consulting practice a success. How to facilitate a successful meeting – a checklist

Guide to deploying objectives to staff departments

Objective setting is a vital part of appraising and managing employees. Both managers and subordinates should be aware of what the objectives are for the current period as well as be working on new draft objectives for the next period prior to discussing them during a future appraisal meeting – where objectives for the forthcoming period can be documented and agreed. Guide to deploying objectives to staff departments

Contract template Services

I have loaded a simple contract template for consulting services – mostly clients will have a template already in hand from procurement. If you do not have anything you may find this one useful. It is pretty basic but contains the essential elements. I’ll post an affiliate version is there is any demand. Contract template Services

Quality Plan Template – generic with main headers and suggested text

I have created a generic Quality plan for the community that may be useful as a starter for you own efforts in your company. Below is an extract from the first page of this 35 page document. A PDF of the full thing is avaiable to download – a link back to this post or even a thank you would be appreciated. Quality Plan Template – generic with main headers and suggested text

Eight Mistakes to Avoid in Intercultural Negotiation:

Simple checklist of what not to do in intercultural negotiation Eight Mistakes to Avoid in Intercultural Negotiation: