Mike Ode

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Mike Ode posted an event

Management Course Stage One - Preston at Preston

July 2, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
This compulsory one day course approved by the SRA is aimed at all Solicitors within their first three years after qualification.  It provides delegates with a practical foundation of essential management skills and knowledge. Delegates will be guided through this highly interactive session via a combination of relevant case studies, group discussions and individual exercises. We will also provide plenty of opportunities during the session for delegates to put into practice what they have…See More
Apr 16
Mike Ode commented on Mike Ode's blog post Personal Resilience - Proactive v Reactive
"Cheers Jon, glad you enjoyed it"
Jan 29
Jon Baker commented on Mike Ode's blog post Personal Resilience - Proactive v Reactive
"Great article, thanks Mike. I think you're so right, we are all guilty at times of letting things get to us, when we could choose to be more resilient and learn."
Jan 29
A blog post by Mike Ode was featured

Personal Resilience - Proactive v Reactive

I was stood on the 8th Wonder of the World last week – Platform 2 of Chorley Train Station.  I stood in the freezing cold waiting patiently for the 7.33am to Manchester.  As the train slowly came into view, I scanned the busy platform and wondered how the tightly assembled crowd were going to squeeze into the three already packed carriages.  It was every man for himself and as usual, I ended up standing all the way.  Initially thinking it was going to be a boring journey, I was chuffed to bits…See More
Jan 27
Mike Ode posted a blog post

Personal Resilience - Proactive v Reactive

I was stood on the 8th Wonder of the World last week – Platform 2 of Chorley Train Station.  I stood in the freezing cold waiting patiently for the 7.33am to Manchester.  As the train slowly came into view, I scanned the busy platform and wondered how the tightly assembled crowd were going to squeeze into the three already packed carriages.  It was every man for himself and as usual, I ended up standing all the way.  Initially thinking it was going to be a boring journey, I was chuffed to bits…See More
Jan 26
Mike Ode posted a blog post

Introvert v Extrovert - Are you a Charlie Bucket?

I watched Willy Wonka again today for the 50th time.  My son loves the Johnny Depp film but personally I fall into the Gene Wilder camp.  As we sat there with our cauldron of toffee popcorn we got chatting about the reasons why Mr Wonka chooses Charlie Bucket to take over his chocolate emporium.  I must admit to being quite impressed as he analysed each of the golden ticket winners in turn.  A future career as a psychologist is on the cards I think. Our chat got me thinking about a discussion…See More
Jan 18
Mike Ode commented on Mike Ode's blog post Using stories in your presentations- Stay away from fig rolls
"Thanks for your comments Jon/Sarah. I saw I great presenter on Thursday who summed everything you have both said"
Sep 30, 2013
Jon Baker commented on Mike Ode's blog post Using stories in your presentations- Stay away from fig rolls
"An excellent point Mike and well put. Stories can not only liven things up, but they can really help understanding as well. Stories and analogies help people to connect with you."
Sep 24, 2013
Sarah Fox commented on Mike Ode's blog post Using stories in your presentations- Stay away from fig rolls
"The great thing about law is that every case is a story. Many of the cases which taught us really important points of law, have great stories behind them. As a construction specialist I heard a great deal about the Walter Lilly case as the claimant…"
Sep 13, 2013
Mike Ode posted a blog post

Using stories in your presentations- Stay away from fig rolls

I've always been captivated by stories, whether it's listening to them or reading them. As a child I loved nothing more than perching myself on the end of my Grandma's mustard coloured couch with fancy tassels around the base and listening to her tales. With a cup of Vimto in hand and a plate full of fig rolls I sat captivated as she told me her tales of World Wars 1 and 2. I’m not sure why but she always filled me full of fig rolls. I was regular if nothing else.She described the things she…See More
Sep 10, 2013
Mike Ode posted a blog post

Managing your under-performers - Mind the Gap

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to get to the bottom of why someone is underperforming.  It can feel as if you are going around in circles trying find out the exact reason(s) why someone isn’t firing on all cylinders.  There are times when you think you have cracked it, only to watch on in anger as they slip back into the old routine of missing deadlines, arriving late, or being Mr or Mrs Negative. Sadly most of the time all you are doing is papering over the cracks.  The whole…See More
Sep 4, 2013
Rob Cummerson commented on Mike Ode's blog post Opening your Presentation - Breaking away from Ready Salted crisps
"Interesting blog article and very true indeed. I always find that you have to keep the meat of the presentation light and simple as to not lose audience focus "more diagram & processes than text". A good technique is to factor a change…"
May 15, 2013
Mike Ode posted a blog post

Opening your Presentation - Breaking away from Ready Salted crisps

There’s no bigger creature of habit than me.  I always eat ready salted crisps and I always have crunchy nut cornflakes for breakfast. The current Mrs Ode is no different, she always has Lasagne whenever we go out - I’ve even seen her try and order it in an Indian restaurant.We are all like this in some way, ok, maybe not with the freaky lasagne fetish but we all have habits.  Sticking with the ‘norm’ is fine.  It feels safe and in many ways you are in your comfort zone.  However, from time to…See More
May 8, 2013
Mike Ode posted a blog post

A change imposed is a change opposed

Apparently the three most stressful situations in life are death, divorce and moving house.  I don’t fancy the first two that much so Team Ode recently chose the much easier option of upping sticks and moving house.   I’d never seen so many boxes.  I swear if I’d stood still long enough Mrs O would have had me bubble wrapped, labelled and boxed off.  After 12 years in our current home this was undoubtedly a massive change, but it was a change that we chose, it was a change imposed by ourselves,…See More
Apr 26, 2013
Mike Ode commented on Mike Ode's blog post Basically, well basically, it's all about basically repitition of words
"Totally agree Sarah, I always encourage my clients to do this.  They are sometimes surprised at how good they look and sound and as a result confidence levels rise"
Mar 9, 2013
Sarah Fox commented on Mike Ode's blog post Basically, well basically, it's all about basically repitition of words
"If you can't get a friend to watch, video yourself! And learn from the experts on 'Just a Minute'."
Mar 8, 2013

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Mike Ode's Blog

Personal Resilience - Proactive v Reactive

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 8:30 2 Comments

I was stood on the 8th Wonder of the World last week – Platform 2 of Chorley Train Station.  I stood in the freezing cold waiting patiently for the 7.33am to Manchester.  As the train slowly came into view, I scanned the busy platform and wondered how the tightly assembled crowd were going to squeeze into the three already packed carriages.  It was every man for himself and as usual, I ended up standing all the way.  Initially thinking it was going to be a boring journey, I was chuffed to…

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Introvert v Extrovert - Are you a Charlie Bucket?

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 6:45 0 Comments

I watched Willy Wonka again today for the 50th time.  My son loves the Johnny Depp film but personally I fall into the Gene Wilder camp.  As we sat there with our cauldron of toffee popcorn we got chatting about the reasons why Mr Wonka chooses Charlie Bucket to take over his chocolate emporium.  I must admit to being quite impressed as he analysed each of the golden ticket winners in turn.  A future career as a psychologist is on the cards I think.…

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Using stories in your presentations- Stay away from fig rolls

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:48 3 Comments

I've always been captivated by stories, whether it's listening to them or reading them. As a child I loved nothing more than perching myself on the end of my Grandma's mustard coloured couch with fancy tassels around the base and listening to her tales. With a cup of Vimto in hand and a plate full of fig rolls I sat captivated as she told me her tales of World Wars 1 and 2. I’m not sure why but she always filled me full of fig rolls. I was regular if nothing else.

She described the…

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Managing your under-performers - Mind the Gap

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:30 0 Comments

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to get to the bottom of why someone is underperforming.  It can feel as if you are going around in circles trying find out the exact reason(s) why someone isn’t firing on all cylinders.  There are times when you think you have cracked it, only to watch on in anger as they slip back into the old routine of missing deadlines, arriving late, or being Mr or Mrs Negative. Sadly most of the time all you are doing is papering over the cracks.  The whole…

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