Practical Tips

Practical Tips

Dealing with late payments

Posted on 2 May 2019

Late payment is a real problem for our members.  However, there are some useful resources out there to help you 'jog' your client's finance deparments along and some sensible 'good...

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Thinking about a Garden Office?

Posted on 2 May 2019

Chris Brooks has recently been thinking about adding a dedicated work space to her home - and asked the ICG egroup for suggestions and experiences.  Here is a summary of...

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Hints and Tips: Moderating your first group

Posted on 28 March 2019

For many of us, moderation is something that we now take in our stride, but memories of how we felt the first time we walked into that group room remain...

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Conference speaking tips

Posted on 12 March 2019

Try repeating a pre-presentation mantra: "I'm glad I'm here, I'm glad you're here, I know my stuff” - this induces confidence and calms your nerves "I'm glad I'm here" -...

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Data Protection Compliance – hints and tips

Posted on 19 February 2019

Inreasingly we are being asked by (larger) clients to complete various data compliance questionnaires, or supply details of our policies.  Following a recent egroup exchange, Tanya Squires put together an...

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Global Research beyond the norm…

Posted on 7 January 2019

Whilst working in a number of unusual research destinations, James Tattersfield of Polar Research found it a challenge to find good, solid and recommended research resources. He began to think about how...

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Mailmerging into Outlook

Posted on 12 November 2018

Following an egroup request, the ICG community shared its knowledge and experience on how to mailmerge into email effectively.   Key hints and tips included; Mail merge in Gmail You need...

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Omnibus surveys and providers

Posted on 1 November 2018

A useful list of all sorts of Omnibus surveys/providers can be found at www.mrweb.com/omni/om-con.htm  

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Review of text analytics software

Posted on 30 October 2018

Mike Stevens of Insight Platforms has published some useful commentary in their newsletter on text analytics. - The bluffer's guide to text analytics takes a look at how text analytics works...

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Creative workshop venues in london

Posted on 2 October 2018

Following a request on the ICG e-group, here is a list of member-recommended venues for workshops... Breather - https://breather.com/locations/london/crinan Arlington - https://www.arlington.org.uk/conference-facility Sunbeam Studios- http://www.sunbeamstudios.com/spaces/ I-View London - http://www.i-viewlondon.com/studios.php Wallace Space - https://www.wallacespace.com/ Sutherland Labs...

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HMRC resources for small businesses

Posted on 2 October 2018

HMRC has loads of resources to help small businesses incuding advice on VAT and tax, how to record keep and submit returns. We have found a few useful links for...