Why does sunshine make us feel better?

We’ve had amazing weather this weekend in Wales and it looks set to continue, barring a few greyish days. Most of us feel better when we have plenty of sunshine and daylight, which we’re certainly getting at the moment. Apparently sunshine helps release the ‘happy’ hormone, serotonin. So, please, no-one say ‘it’s too hot for me’.

Get in touch on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk I am now offering in person training and consultancy in sales and communication skills and look forward to meeting you all properly! Also, online training with a full suite of business courses on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/

Vitamin D

Unheard of. A British Bank Holiday with sunshine. Wasn’t it just glorious and it surely must have done so much for wellbeing and motivation, to say nothing of our health.

Vitamin D is involved in calcium absorption, immune function, and protecting bone, muscle, and heart health. It occurs naturally in food and can also be produced by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight.”

On the downside, I left my phone outside for half an hour then couldn’t open it as it had overheated!!!!!! A new experience for sure.

I’m looking forward to more new experiences over the coming months, not least being able to offer in person consultancy and training in sales and communications skills.

Take a look at my website http://www.anewcolour.co.uk and get in touch. If you prefer online training, I am still offering a 10% discount when you buy three or more courses from my suite of business skills.

Adult Learners Week

It’s Adult Learners Week 14 – 19 June and, as we all know, you’re never too old to learn something new. I speak as someone who is well on the way to convincing her 91 year old dad to go on line!

So, where do you go to find interesting relevant courses? Take a look at my online training on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/ It’s a business suite of training courses that are concise and CPD accredited. Prices for most courses are a very affordable £35 and you can test out a free trial module to see if it suits you.

Online after the end of lockdown

I’ve spoken to so many people about using online (such as zoom) during lockdown and whether they intend to continue. Seems I am getting a resounding “yes”. People like that they don’t have to waste time travelling to meetings and that they can operate their business across a much wider geographical sphere.

The downside? Extroverts often find online to be quite draining, whereas an in person meeting is invigorating.

Lockdown pushed me into setting up online training across a whole range of business subjects. I run in person training courses in sales and communication skills, but my online business suite is much more comprehensive.

Take a look on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/ and take advantage of a free trial module.

Rise and shine

Does the time you get up in the morning set you up for the day? I was up at 6.30 this morning and have written my ‘to do’ list for the day and mapped out what I would like to do, in between planned phone meetings.

There have been days during lockdown when I’ve woken up at this time and just turned over and gone back to sleep. I rarely achieve much on those days.

The weather has warmed up over the last few days and the world is coming back to life with lockdown hopefully coming to an end. I had two enquiries yesterday about sales training, get this, face to face!!!!!! Much as I appreciate what zoom & co have helped us to do this last year, I can’t wait to have actual interaction with people that are not on a screen.

There’s a new feeling of hope and optimism.

Take a look at my website for online and in person training and consultancy http://www.anewcolour.co.uk

Business networking and sales

I do quite a bit of business networking, currently online of course, but looking forward to getting back to the face to face stuff.

There is something that puzzles me though. Why is it that virtually no-one follows up on the networking? I always make the effort to connect on LinkedIn, or if it’s someone I know already I’ll send a quick message.

It’s the same in sales. The most successful sales people follow up and are persistent. It doesn’t have to be pushy, but if you don’t keep yourself in the picture you will be forgotten. The quality of your product or service is irrelevant if you are not remembered.

I’m running sales training online via zoom and feel free to get in touch deborah@anewcolour.co.uk

For business training courses online take a look at http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/ Please take advantage of a free trial course

The power of the internet

A point was raised on LinkedIn this morning that we are doing business with people that we have never physically met. (Thank you Neil Lloyd of http://www.zokit.co.uk ) Is this likely to continue into the future? Twenty years ago it wouldn’t have happened, or at least not so quickly or efficiently.

In response to covid I have set up online training on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/ Take a look, try out a free module and book your course! CPD accredited and from £35pp

The early bird….is exhausted for the rest of the day

I got up at 6 this morning and straight to my desk to finish off a proposal that needed to be submitted by 10a.m. I now feel like I’ve done a full day and want to relax in front of the telly.

It’s Friday and the time is right to do some surfing. The web variety, it’s too cold to catch a wave. Not that I can surf.

Take a look at my website http://www.anewcolour.co.uk and get in touch for business consultancy and training.

Online becomes the new normal

I’m not keen on the expression new normal, but it does sum up how things have changed since this time last year.

At that point I had a fairly successful business offering consultancy and training in my speciality, which is sales.

How things change. Working on the assumption of adapt and thrive, or vanish, I set up a joint venture offering online training courses in a range of business subjects. Take a moment to watch the video and try out a course for free on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/