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The art of gravitas

Catherine Allison was in the library telling us everything we need to know about gravitas - read the event writeup online now.

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A year in books

Take a look back at some of the books that inspired us in 2018 – and what the authors had to say about them.

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  • Getting into the coaching mindset with Liz Whitney

    Leadership coach Liz Whitney shares her insights into what it means to be a good coach manager ahead of her full-day session at Shoreditch House.

    Posted on Oct 26th 2018
  • Writing better business emails

    Kimi Gilbert of The Future Factory shares her top four tips for writing business emails that go further and make more impact.

    Posted on Oct 26th 2018
  • The essentials of content creation according to Jess Pike

    This week Jess Pike was in the YCN library to talk about the essentials for creating valuable—and readable—online content.

    Posted on Oct 23rd 2018
  • Strategic Social Media Marketing

    On his return to YCN, we caught up with digital media consultant Paul Sutton to find out more about the overlooked need for strategic social media marketing.

    Posted on Oct 19th 2018
  • June Sarpong: Diversify

    A memorable and inspiring evening in the Library with June Sarpong in conversation with Emma Gannon, discussing the ideas and arguments in her new book, Diversify.

    Posted on Oct 19th 2018
  • Influencer Marketing

    Founder of This Here, Jemima Garthwaite, led a panel discussion on the rise, value and ongoing challenges within the influencer marketing industry.

    Posted on Oct 11th 2018
  • Vocal Confidence with Ingrid Gray

    Ahead of October's workshop, voice and accent coach Ingrid Gray shares her top tips for unlocking vocal potential.

    Posted on Oct 8th 2018
  • Talking Shop: Sustainability

    In the latest in a series of retail focussed events, hosted in Hammerson's London HQ — we explored the ways that retail brands, large and small, are developing more sustainably driven process, products and brands.

    Posted on Oct 5th 2018
  • New to the YCN Library

    Documents of ephemera and invaluable insights make up the latest batch of new books available to our members in the library.

    Posted on Oct 2nd 2018
  • Sam Bompas' Reading List

    Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr joined us in the YCN Library to share the books that have influenced his exuberant enterprises.

    Posted on Sep 28th 2018
  • Making a business out of creativity with Eli Altman

    We asked Eli Altman of naming and branding agency A Hundred Monkeys why he sees a gap in our knowledge about running a creative business, and how he wrote the book to fill it.

    Posted on Sep 25th 2018
  • Designers' Learnings and what makes a good critique

    We caught up with Ewa from SODA to tell us what makes a great critique and what she got out of our last Designers' Learnings session.

    Posted on Sep 24th 2018
  • Commissioning illustration

    Sunshine's Simon Holmes and illustrator Eve Lloyd-Knight drew on their experiences of working together to spotlight the best practices for commissioning illustration

    Posted on Sep 21st 2018
  • Alison Coward on what makes good teamwork

    Strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward returns to YCN to share her top tips on how to build the foundations for great teamwork

    Posted on Sep 19th 2018
  • New to the YCN Library

    Financial wellbeing is the focus of one book in Quarto’s new wellness-focused series, which is now available to borrow from the Library.

    Posted on Sep 19th 2018
  • Louise Hedges on the art of negotiation

    Coach Louise Hedges runs popular sessions in our learning programme on negotiation. Here she shares some expertise on effectively negotiating, for any situation.

    Posted on Sep 13th 2018

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