The performance will only be as good as the rehearsal
By: Chris Teague

These words are probably familiar to many of us and as the conference season is well and truly upon us I thought it would be useful to remind the many leaders who will be standing in front of their teams/businesses of the fact that the performance will only be as good as the rehearsal.
We’ve all seen fantastic presenters and...

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Don’t launch a strategy. Create a movement.
By: Abi Humayun

The power of communication for a winning strategy.
You have spent months, if not longer, creating a strategy. One that you believe will ensure your business is successful. But for your strategy to be truly successful, you need to ensure you transform it into more than just words on a piece of paper. The best way to do this is...

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Make employees hungry to deliver on your purpose: Our People Activation guide
By: Abi Humayun

We all know by now that having a purpose is good for your business. In the words of Simon Sinek, “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”. This means that companies that have a powerful purpose perform better than companies that don’t.
Having a clarity of purpose and an emotional connection to it is proven...

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2018 – The Year of Employee Experience
By: Joe & Pippa

2018 is turning out to be an exciting year already! Firstly, it’s Year of the Dog (which obviously, we’re on board with) and now Forbes have labelled 2018 as the ‘Year of the Employee Experience’. As we well know, employees are key to a company’s success and increasingly, companies are now starting to focus on their employees as much as...

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Reaching The Unreachables
By: Natalie English


Working at Rapport, we find ourselves faced each day with new challenges and opportunities that really grab our attention and spark something within each of us; with some of our most recent activations resonating so deeply amongst the agency that they have kick started our latest team journey, of Reaching The Unreachables.
This journey is our most recent path of...

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Don't Just Communicate, Activate.
By: Chris Teague

Activity Based Activations
We’ve all read the Benjamin Franklin quote: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” We can all relate to this yet when it comes to business meetings and conferences/events; the old didactic approach [perceived expert on stage offloading information on a passive audience] presides over people/audiences exploring and...

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So, what is 'People Activation'?
By: Abi Humayun

At it’s simplest; People Activation is what happens when people are inspired to take action in order to create a positive change.
We are all familiar with the phrase ‘employee engagement’, indeed it’s the benchmark for a happy and productive team. However, is it enough these days to simply say that you have people who are engaged? Whilst there is...

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Legacy
By: Chris Teague

Better People Make Better All Blacks
Our culture is our USP and our number one priority – as we grow we want to maintain this and embed it as the way we do business: we lead rather than follow, we strive to be better than before and we respect one another.
So with this in mind several of us have...

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The Ebb & Flow of Feedback
By: Marc Woods

We spoke to Paralympic Gold medallist and cancer survivor, Marc Woods, about the role that feedback has played in his life and his achievements. Marc is an author and motivational speaker and we think you'll be really interested in how his own practices and beliefs can be adopted in the workplace.
I was once discussing the merits of feedback with...

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Enduring success
By: Andy Cave

Elite climber Andy Cave’s story of overcoming adversity and rising above expectations has inspired audiences the world over. His recent talk on mountaineering drew many powerful parallels with business.
Andy’s story began 3000 feet underground in the Yorkshire coalmines. After four years as a miner, he quit his job and pursued his passion for climbing. From the Himalayas to the...

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