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Christmas Competition


Do you have any great tips to add to Santa’s training assessment, written by Dawn Smith? The funniest suggestion will win a copy of Balance Learning’s latest product, EmailLogic, with two runners up getting a copy of a great new book – one will receive a copy of 'Meeting Magic', the other a copy of '54 Tools and Techniques for Business Excellence'. So get your thinking caps on, and good luck!
Email your suggestions to

Here are some more details about what is up for grabs:

Effective Email covers everything people need to know about how to control their email. Balance Learning's 90 minute interactive video seminar, developed in conjunction with Email Experts Emailogic, is proven to save an average of 29 minutes per person per day, cut inbox size by 40 per cent and reduce stress.
Find out more about Effective Email on the Balance Learning website

Meetings can be one of the most frustrating and time consuming elements of working life, but also one of the most necessary.
'Meeting Magic, a Practical Guide for Managers who want to make their Meetings Productive' by Katherine Woods and Ingrid Uden is a new book offering practical advice to help managers maximise meeting potential and achieve their targets. It costs £9.99 from and all major UK book suppliers.

Recently launched, '54 Tools and Techniques for Business Excellence' by Mike Wash lists techniques from the simplest creative brainstorming to the most complex organisation-wide culture change process (the case study with this technique describes a national award winning process the author was involved with). Each technique is accompanied by a short case study or illustration of how it can be put into practice. Cost £14.99 or £11.25 if bought direct from the author through

To read Dawn Smith's amusing article on Santa's training assessment go to


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