Positively changing behaviours in your team

Practical advice for addressing negative behaviours in your team

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Sheila Scott offers expert advice on how to ‘direct, guide influence and motivate’ others to higher standards of behaviour and performance in this episode of Bodcast. She offers a framework to help you have the right conversations with your team so you can address and alter negative behaviours without conflict.

4 questions to ask

Four things to think about when considering going private

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Josie Hutchings, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, examines the big questions to ask when thinking of moving to private…

The changing face of a dental team

What a difference 30 years can make

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager for Practice Plan, reflects back on how practice life has changed over her 30-year dentistry career. In the past 30 years, the world has changed significantly. Back in 1987, when I first began working in dentistry, there was no such thing as the iPhone or Amazon (the store, not the rainforest!), no one had heard …

Six moments of truth in the patient journey

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Ashley Latter and Chris Barrow ‘step into’ the patient journey and focus on six instances which are vital to either attracting a new patient, or keeping the ones you have. Referring to these instances as ‘the moments of truth’, they offer a range of ways to help you improve these areas within your patient journey.

What do you know that you don’t know – and why you should find out

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, shares the key measures dentists need to be monitoring and explores what they can reveal about your practice Prevention is better than cure is something that shouldn’t just be applied to your patients’ dental health, but to your practice’s business health. To have a sound and healthy business you need to be …

Three seconds on the clock

The three second brand

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First impressions count…a lot! You might have the most wonderful, talented, friendly, patient-focused practice that any prospective patient could ever wish for, but if you’re not communicating those things within the first three seconds of someone landing on your website or having their call to the practice answered, then you’re probably losing business.

How to motivate your team to success

Inspiring team work within your practice

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Award winning Practice Director, Lesley Morgan-Barlow talks to Zoe Close about team motivation. Drawing on more than 7 years experience of running a dental practice, she looks at the importance of strong leadership and the benefits of outlining clear business goals to all the team. She offers easy to implement advice on encouraging team members and illustrates things many practice …

Paul Worskett, shares his views on how the issue of patient charge revenue is being addressed in the new contract

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Patient charges have risen, but the same cannot be said for contract values. And, alongside the growing gap between UDA values and these charges, it can be a balancing act. Here, we ask Paul Worskett, a principal dentist who has been running one of the NHS prototype practices, whether he thinks contract reform will have any impact on this issue.

Don't think big think massive

Don’t think big – think MASSIVE

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David Hyner, motivational speaker, and Les Jones, Creative Director at Practice Plan, fellow members of The Professional Speakers Association, make the case for setting massive goals to achieve your business dreams.

The accumulation of marginal gains

How small changes can make a big impact!

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The hugely successful UK cycling team has built much of its success on a principle called the Accumulation of Marginal Gains. That is, if you want to make a significant improvement in your performance, it’s difficult to do by just improving one aspect of what you do – but major improvements can be made by achieving small incremental enhancements in …