Are you hoping to make the most of the opportunities offered by the growing resale economy and sell your once-loved items online, or find a hidden gem and grab yourself a bargain? If so, how do you do it easily and avoid some of the pitfalls that can lead people to find the buying and selling process awkward? With classified sites and online marketplaces offering countless opportunities for lucky finds or cashing in on what’s lingering in your attic, we’ve teamed up with Gumtree to ensure you get through the whole process – from the first posting on Gumtree to the final payment – in a simple and confident way. Led by expert negotiator, Gavin Presman, ‘The Etiquette of Buying and Selling’ workshop will teach you how to avoid the awkward moments you might experience when buying and selling online– should you count cash out in front of the seller? How much small talk should you make when you meet the buyer? – and empower you to confidently navigate the process from start to finish. Please book now to secure your spot. Limited availability. Are you hoping to sell your once-loved items, or grab yourself a bargain, without paying high-street prices? That’s why we’ve teamed up with Gumtree and negotiation expert, Gavin Presman, to create a guide to ‘The Etiquette of Buying and Selling Online’ . It offers simple tips for both buyers and sellers to help them confidently navigate the online marketplace process, from making first contact, to meeting to retrieve/handover the item, to the transaction itself. So, if you’re part of 18% of Brits who have never used an online marketplace before, download the ‘Seven Tips to a Stress-Free Online Marketplace Experience’ today here: In partnership with Gumtree. Read more.
We are seeing a generation of children and teens with excessively high levels of stress, whether from exam pressure, pressure exerted by friends online, and lack of sleep. But few parents recognise the ‘hidden stressors‘ that their children are struggling with. This talk by Dr Shankar based on his new book, Help Your Child Deal With Stress – and Thrive, will give you the tools to help you recognise stress and understand your child’s behaviour, and show how by teaching children the art of self-regulation, it can transform their behaviour helping them to learn to deal with experiences, and develop the confidence, along with the skills and emotional strength needed to navigate the pressures and stresses of the modern world. REVIEWS ‘In this important and timely book, Stuart Shanker encourages us to see our children in a whole new light and gives us the tools we need to help nurture our young in order that they can better manage stress, build resiliency and improve their emotional health. Today’s pupils are under serious pressure to perform; by helping children recognize, identify and talk about their emotions, we can help them find balance and ultimately realise their true potential.’ Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, co-founder of Action for Happiness. Read more.
A conversation assessing the success and the future challenges of fighting jihadist terrorism in the UK between Jonathan Evans , former Director General of the Security Service (MI5) and Ed Husain, former supporter of radical Islamism and now bestselling author and adviser to governments. The event marks the launch of an independent ‘national conversation’ across the United Kingdom on terrorism and violent radicalisation. This conversation is launched with a series of meetings on 11-12 September under the auspices of Combating Jihadist Terrorism in the United Kingdom (CoJiT-UK). CoJiT-UK is an independent, charitable initiative, launched this year, intended to have a direct impact on fighting jihadist terrorism in the United Kingdom. It is designed to make a rapid, direct and high-profile contribution to that goal. It brings together leading experts who are among the best in the business to look afresh at how we define the problem of jihadist terrorism and to discuss openly and without fear or favour what should be done to counter itmore effectively. Full information is available on the CoJiT-UK.Org website. Read more.
Join us for an evening with two of Paris’s most elegant, stylish women, Jeanne Damas, the it-girl and model and Lauren Bastide, renowned former editor-in-chief of French Elle, who will be talking about their new book In Paris which explores the lifestyles and secrets of Parisian women and giving us their style tips: from the five different types of red wine to order depending on the occasion, and the bars to drink them in, to the best red lipsticks, and places to be kissed. Read more.
This talk by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Sprint, is a simple four-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day. It will shows how the exhaustion of constant busyness isn’t mandatory and that you can step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention. As a co-creator of Google Ventures’ renowned ‘design sprint‘, Jake has helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and his experience with John Zeratsky designing ubiquitous tech products like Gmail and YouTube, they’ve now packaged the most effective tactics as to how to optimise your energy and time into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-sized tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles. It isn’t about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or giving up social media. Making time isn’t about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it’s about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction. Read more.
Ryder Carroll the founder of the global phenomenon- the pen and ink Bullet Journal® organizational system- comes to the how to: Academy. Hundreds of thousands of fans use the system which combines elements of a wishlist, a to-do list, and a diary. It makes it easy to get thoughts out of your head and on to paper, to see them clearly and decide what to do about them. Then it helps you set up daily mini-goals on the path to accomplishing your long-term goals. Users rely on a Daily Log, Weekly Log, and Monthly Log to stay focused. But this is much more than about time management. In conversation with Hannah MacInnes Ryder will explain how this is also a manifesto for what he calls “intentional living“: making sure that your beliefs and actions align. Even if you already use a Bullet Journal, this conversation will give you new exercises to become more calm and focused, new insights on how to prioritize well, and a new awareness of the power of analog tools in a digital world. Read more.
For enthusiasts at all levels from beginners onwards , this evening event will provide the clues you need to cracking cryptic crosswords. Tim Moorey will explain the Ximenes rules and take you through the basics, after which – with the help of a wine break – you will divide into pairs to solve a puzzle of your own. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, ‘The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is you know there is a solution.’ Read more.
This talk by leading communications expert Richard Newman will help you to increase your influence and impact whenever you give a presentation, sales pitch or speech. You will discover simple changes that transform your results, as proven by international scientific research. Whether you are an experienced speaker or just getting started you will learn new insights that help you gain the reactions and respect you deserve in your most important meetings. This is a lively and practical session, filled with activities that allow you to try out different techniques so that you can confidently put everything you learn into action. Read more.