Activate #3 - Session five blog
This week in the Activate Leadership Program we were treated to
a lunch with Ana Retallack - Director of The Standard Companion, to
learn the "Business of Dining". This session outlined the
importance of utilising business lunches and dinners to build
relationships, and the behaviour required of you at these events.
Ana's experience in etiquette and planning for events at Buckingham
Palace was invaluable to us and gave us fantastic insight into
behaving with a different approach with clients and
Next we viewed a presentation from journalist, political adviser
and consultant Pauline Braniff, who spoke to us about effective
communication. We completed group tasks to develop stories that
were engaging whilst still getting the required information across.
We also explored new strategies to learn more about fellow
participants, how to utilise a point of difference to make further
enquiries and how to establish a dialogue.
We completed the day by identifying each other's strengths and
developing a one minute presentation about our 'personal brand'. It
was challenging for many of us in the group to speak for an entire
minute, however it was great to see everybody embrace their
strengths and explain where they believe they have come from.
Another great week for us, with a lot of knowledge to add to our
professional and personal lives… Really looking forward to next