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

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TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 350
21 March 2005
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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*** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***
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
*** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***

Editor's note
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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.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138534/680/608/626

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:
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138668/728/608/626

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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Feature: Is the UK Facing Another IT Skills Shortage
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Tracy Lowles analyses growth in the IT market and looks at what
this will mean for technical and end-user skills.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138532/680/608/626

10 Strategies for Successful Presentations
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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
presentations.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138534/680/608/626

Parkin Space: Work Skills are the Tip of the Iceberg
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Ever thought of doing an out-of-work skills audit? Godfrey
Parkin says you just might discover a whole new pool of untapped
talent.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138618/680/608/626


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Staff Critical of Managers Skills
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A new poll finds that more than half of workers say their
manager does not have the skills required to do their job.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138415/680/608/626

Diversity in Training 'Good for Economy'
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The Equal Opportunities Commission reveals new research to
support the business case for diversity in training and work.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138672/680/608/626

Budget 2005: At a Glance Guide
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Find out Brown's budget pledges for skills and more in this
quick guide.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138598/680/608/626


Community
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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.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/doc/2530

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Any Answers
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Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the
community:
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/anyanswers/index.html

Lesley Hanning needs some pointers on how to put together a
training strategy.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138533/728/608/626

Jarlath Duffy need some ideas for a role-play exercise on change
management and resistance to change.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138357/728/608/626

Neil Hodges would like to hear your thoughts on how to stop
managers breaking into inappropriate role-plays. (Yes, really)
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138640/728/608/626


Humour
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Brain Bath?! Guide to Golden Sitcoms
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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.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/138683


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