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Streets Ahead of Benefits in Birmingham

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:14

We have just to started to film the seventh series of School of Hard Knocks and this time we are going to be helping young unemployed men in Birmingham.

Birmingham has been in the news a lot recently because of the row over the ‘poverty porn’ tag given to Channel 4’s controversial series Benefits Street. Whilst, I am not prepared to pour scorn on the C4 documentary, I am pleased to be involved in a TV series that does not just stand by and observe people who need support in society but actually rolls it’s sleeves up and gets stuck-in to give real tangible help and guidance people get off benefits.

School of Hard Knocks is a SKY Television Show that uses the values of rugby combined with motivational psychology to help unemployed men find a focus in life.

It is a social inclusion scheme that uses rugby to teach participants crucial life lessons and core values, designed to allow them to deal with issues such as health, crime and citizenship and to eventually enter the world of employment. The course and programme is led and mentored by former World Cup winner Will Greenwood, Welsh and British Lions legend Scott Quinnell and myself. My specific role is to realign their psychology and teach them life skills that will lead them into jobs.

This series has never been just a corporate social responsibility programme, this series is something everybody involved passionately believes in and, hopefully, like in Glasgow last year and Tottenham the year before, we can once more make a real difference in young peoples lives by actively getting involved and helping them rather than standing on the sidelines and sneering.

If we change a few more people’s lives for the better, the benefits will be streets ahead of any observational documentary.

Perfect Pitch for the Financial Times

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:17

I made the front page of the FT's Executive Appointments section today, sharing my experiences on how executives can hone their pitching skills to open doors to new appointments.

As an executive, your success in securing an appointment rests upon your ability to convey your value to a business succinctly, specifically and impactfully. You represent a far greater strategic and financial risk to a business than a regular employee, and of course a far greater reward for the value that you add. How you get that across through networking activities, chance meetings and formal interviews depends totally on your ability to create and deliver a compelling and engaging pitch.

Read the full article here.

How to establish credibility quickly in a new job

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 17:02

City AM has just run an article helping readers to build credibility quickly when moving into a new job. My contribution to the article is on the importance of listening, and not just taking eveything on board that everyone says to you...

"Paul Boross aka the Pitch Doctor, managing director of Blue Sky and author of Pitch Up, says the activity you should be focusing on is listening. “If you’re in a managerial role, some staff will take the opportunity to show the new boss how wonderful they are, while neglecting to mention their poor track record,” he says. “Others will take the chance to air old grievances, hoping that a naive new manager will take action. One of the greatest challenges for a new manager is to demonstrate credibility through listening without being swayed by opinions."

If staff see you being 'taken in' by the gossip-mongers and shirkers, you learn nothing and lose credibility in the process. Listen to everyone, but make up your own mind. And once you've made your mind up, stick to it! There's nothing worse than a new manager who changes his mind whenever the political wind changes direction.

The Interview Techniques your Career Advisor Never Told You

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:47

I've been sharing some of my tips from my latest book, Pitch Up!, with the people over at Simply Hired.

You can read the full story on their blog:

The Interview Techniques your Career Advisor Never Told You Read more on the Simply Hired Blog:

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:44

I've been sharing some of my tips from my latest book, Pitch Up!, with the people over at Simply Hired.

You can read the full story on their blog:

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