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TrainingZONE Newswire #350 – Tips for Successful Presentations, Is the UK About to Face an IT Skills Crisis?


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 350
21 March 2005

1. Feature: Is the UK Facing Another IT Skills Shortage
2. 10 Strategies for Successful Presentations
3. Parkin Space: Work Skills are the Tip of the Iceberg
3. Staff Critical of Managers Skills
4. Diversity in Training 'Good for Economy'
5. The Brain Bath?! Guide to Sitcoms

Editor's note
Even for the most seasoned training professional, giving
presentations is unlikely to make it to the top of the "fun to
do" list. In fact, according to a new poll, one in two of us are
more scared of giving a presentation than we are of dying! This
week coach Steve McDermott offers some tips that might even help
hardened public speakers.

And in Any Answers this week Russell Slater wonders if anyone
has seen the new British Gas advert? Russell fears it brings
training into disrepute. Have your say at:

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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News and features
To keep up to date with training news visit TrainingZONE
daily. This week's highlights:

Feature: Is the UK Facing Another IT Skills Shortage
Tracy Lowles analyses growth in the IT market and looks at what
this will mean for technical and end-user skills.

10 Strategies for Successful Presentations
A recent survey found that nearly one in two Brits are more
scared of making presentations than they are of dying! Here
Steve McDermott, reveals powerful strategies for successful

Parkin Space: Work Skills are the Tip of the Iceberg
Ever thought of doing an out-of-work skills audit? Godfrey
Parkin says you just might discover a whole new pool of untapped

HRD 2005, 12-14 April, Olympia, London
CIPD's Annual Learning, Training and Development Conference and
Exhibition. If you go to just one event this year make it HRD
2005. Get the latest training and development updates and
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showcases. Why not attend the conference as well for the latest
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Staff Critical of Managers Skills
A new poll finds that more than half of workers say their
manager does not have the skills required to do their job.

Diversity in Training 'Good for Economy'
The Equal Opportunities Commission reveals new research to
support the business case for diversity in training and work.

Budget 2005: At a Glance Guide
Find out Brown's budget pledges for skills and more in this
quick guide.


Resources: Managing Change Exercises
Assess an individual's ability to cope with change with this
resource designed by Dr Richard Hale. Managing Change Exercises
can be used as a self-assessment to help individuals explore and
understand their thought processes and identify ways to improve
their ability to manage change. The exercise is particularly
suitable for use in coaching or mentoring programmes.

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Any Answers
Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the

Lesley Hanning needs some pointers on how to put together a
training strategy.

Jarlath Duffy need some ideas for a role-play exercise on change
management and resistance to change.

Neil Hodges would like to hear your thoughts on how to stop
managers breaking into inappropriate role-plays. (Yes, really)


Brain Bath?! Guide to Golden Sitcoms
The Brain Bath?! gets nostalgic for TV's golden age when the
likes of Terry Scott, Richard Briers and Penelope Keith were
giants of the small screen.

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