Oh Dear, Another Year

New Year’s resolutions are in full swing! Are you the type of person that is motivated by the new year and the ‘fresh start’ feeling that comes with it?

I recently heard that people that started their resolutions a few days before the first of January are far more likely to stay on track with them throughout the year. I’m trying to drink more water in the office, at least a litre and half per day. So far, so good.

Anyway, there is something extremely refreshing about the start of the new year. The possibility of a whole new blank page to re-programme ourselves and enter the new year with a renewed energy to kick off a ‘new me’ – whatever that means to each and every single one of us.

So, as we say our final goodbye to the last mince pies left in our cupboards and enter 2020 with a kick, we thought we’d round up some of 2019’s highlights, for the UK and for us too.

What has been the talk of the town? The top Google searches in the UK for 2019 were:

  1. Rugby World Cup
  2. Cricket World Cup
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. Chernobyl
  5. Thanos
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Avengers Endgame
  8. iPhone 11
  9. Caitlyn Jenner
  10. Joker

Top ‘How to…’ searches:

  1. How to watch Champions League Final
  2. How to watch Game of Thrones
  3. How to floss dance
  4. How to pronounce psalm
  5. How to watch KSI vs. Logan
  6. How to vote in European elections
  7. How to eat pineapple
  8. How to register to vote
  9. How to tame a fox in Minecraft
  10. How to watch Chernobyl

And our 10 most popular courses for us in 2019 were:

  1. Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace
  2. Powerful Communication: Make an Impact
  3. Confident Communication for Women in Finance
  4. Business Storytelling
  5. Championing Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace
  6. APMG Agile Project Management® (Foundation Level with Practitioner)
  7. Business Negotiation Skills
  8. Influencing Skills
  9. Maximising Your Personal Brand
  10. Projecting Executive Presence

Now over to you….

We want to hear from you: Do any of our courses seem like they would be relevant to you? Is there an area of interest to you that we haven’t covered? You can tweet us at @UMGTraining or using #UMGTraining. We always love to hear from you, even if it’s just about what you did for New Year’s Eve. 

Have you got a training need that we could solve? Have you considered running an In-House training session, completely tailored to your organisation and delivered directly to you on a date of your choosing? Contact our In-House Training team on [email protected] to find out more.

If you like the sound of any of the courses we mentioned above or would like to hear about the other great courses we are running this year, get in touch to have a chat or make a booking. You can call us on 0800 014 2468 or email [email protected].