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Devon Business & Education Centre launches partnership with Emotional Logic Centre
DBEC Team
11 January 2019
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Devon Business & Education Centre launches partnership with Emotional Logic Centre

Devon Business & Education Centre (DBEC) is delighted to announce that it is has become an accredited training venue for the Emotional Logic Centre, one of the UK’s most respected and impactful mental health training and support organisations. The Emotional Logic Centre, based in Ivybridge, Devon, provides practical, innovative life long learning skills to individuals and organisation...

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Helping others to help yourself
DBEC Team
22 August 2018
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Helping others to help yourself

Helping others to help yourself One of the wonderful benefits of working at Devon Business & Education Centre is the wide variety of visitors we see each month. Some are young people and parents engaged in tutoring, others run small or growing businesses or are part of larger organisations that are hiring space for meetings or being trained over the day.  Their aims of being there are ...

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How to make your Awayday one to remember!  (and for all the right reasons!)
DBEC Team
14 June 2018
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How to make your Awayday one to remember! (and for all the right reasons!)

How to make your Awayday one to remember (and for all the right reasons!) Be honest, how do you feel when your manager tells you that you are all going on a team awayday?  Joy, trepidation, intrigue, anxiousness, horror? Depending on your viewpoint, you might feel any of the above emotions or many others.  The thing is - awaydays aren’t everybody’s cup of tea. Being whi...

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New Starter at DBEC!
DBEC Team
27 December 2018
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New Starter at DBEC!

Minnie, our Office Manager, has asked for more support so after an extensive and detailed selection process we have selected a new apprentice. We would all like to welcome Lottie.  She is a Collie Springer and brings great energy, enthusiasm and ingenuity to the team.  Welcome Lottie!  

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Why every venue needs a dog
DBEC Team
8 August 2018
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Why every venue needs a dog

Why every venue needs a dog The Office Manager at Devon Business & Education Centre (DBEC) has all the attributes of a star employee: loyal, a great listener, welcoming and attentive. In truth, she is also a little bit invasive of personal space and no amount of feedback has encouraged her to stop sniffing guests in an overfamiliar fashion. Minnie has become a bit of a local celebrity &n...

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Why green venues are good for business
DBEC Team
30 May 2018
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Why green venues are good for business

Why green venues are for good for business   When we embarked upon our journey to develop a sustainable venue in the middle of rural Devon we were faced with a wide range of choices.  In pure terms, Devon Business & Education Centre is a compromise based on good intentions, a fixed budget, but also a need to satisfy the varied needs of all our visitors. The trade-offs are ea...

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Feel the fear and present with confidence
DBEC Team
27 August 2018
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Feel the fear and present with confidence

Feel the fear and present with confidence   In a 2014 survey by Chapman University, over a quarter of the US respondents listed public speaking as their greatest fear - alongside being involved in a mass shooting or walking alone at night.  Our US cousins are not alone, commonly I find that senior representatives of wide ranging organisations are petrified by the prospect of s...

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Find your own community!
DBEC Team
26 June 2018
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Find your own community!

Find your own community! Goodness knows, it can be hard work keeping going whether you own your business or you are working for others – things to do, people to see, places to go to… Time is one commodity that we can never control and, on occasions, the work escalator can feel very steep and very fast.  The concept of work life balance can feel a faint memory of a time pre-...

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How to run effective meetings
DBEC Team
22 May 2018
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How to run effective meetings

How to run effective meetings We often hear people saying they hate business meetings or that they are a waste of time, uttering phrases like “that is an hour of my life that I will never get back!” or “what was the point of that then?” The trouble is, meetings are essential.  Without them businesses can easily become flotsam on the high seas, bobbing around with...

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