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Remote working and presentation skills

All businesses are being shaken by the impact of the global coronavirus. The travel bans, meeting bans, quarantine and lock downs that have been happening worldwide are necessary but are not helpful to business progress. However, the good news is that we have the technology to be able to adapt. We may not be able […]

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Speaking Through the Storm – Handling challenging speaking situations

About 10 years ago I attended a political meeting. It made me think of what it must have been like attending a bear baiting contest in Tudor times. It seemed full of railing, ranting and raging people, screeching at the chair of their local party organisation. Essentially there was a conflict over whether or not […]

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Imposter Syndrome – what it is and how to overcome

The Imposter Syndrome You’re about to deliver a speech. In the lead up to delivering your speech or presentation have you ever felt any of the following:- What am I doing here? I am way out of my depth I don’t deserve to be here They already know what I know; I’m going to embarrass […]

Communication, imposter syndrome, public speaking, women,
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How to grab audience attention!

I went to a Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business lunch recently with a great speaker, Helen Webb. She is a former MD of lastminute.com. Her brief for after lunch speaking slot (never the easiest!) was to tell us about herself and share some of her insights and advice. Despite her high profile, like […]

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How to deal with the Likeability Bias – Make female characteristics a strength!

Let’s face it, the vast majority of MPs are men (as are the leaders of FTSE 100 companies), so perhaps not surprising that the cultural and social paradigms are still strong and, in that context, that male qualities and leadership qualities are seen as synonymous. Traditionally female characteristics of compassion, caring, collaboration and empathy, can […]

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How to deal with the Likeability Bias – Call it out

Call it out! When dealing with a Likeability bias situation, there is an approach that advocates naming the elephant in the room and talking about it! The problem is the elephant is not always obvious to many in the room. Many electors and selectors will not be aware of their own prescriptive bias. They will […]

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How to deal with the Likeability Bias – Strike a balance

While women’s natural tendencies can cause many women to not want to brag about what they’ve accomplished, when it comes to interviews and selections, they know they have to talk about themselves and their achievements.  Women sometimes go in hard, and say a lot about their knowledge, credentials and experience. I’ve heard women make selection […]

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How to deal with the Likeability Bias

One answer lies in increasing awareness of this form (or any others) of unconscious bias with the people making the selections and with electorates.  That however is a societal and macro level issues, at the very least organisational in scope. Political parties for example would do well to educate people involved in their selection processes […]

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Remote working and presentation skills

Remote working and presentation skills

All businesses are being shaken by the impact of the global coronavirus. The travel bans, meeting...

16 Mar 2020
Speaking Through the Storm –  Handling challenging speaking situations

Speaking Through the Storm – Handling challenging speaking situations

About 10 years ago I attended a political meeting. It made me think of what it...

13 Mar 2020