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The language used.

This week, Congresswoman  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly know as AOC, delivered a powerful rebuke to a fellow member of congress, who verbally abused her. Verbal Abuse  The amusingly named congressman,  Ted Yoho ( a pirate in a former life?) had got in her face, jabbed a finger at her called her, disgusting, crazy and out of […]

AOC, Communication, speaking, speeches, verbal abuse,
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Why Sales Matters

In our latest Sales blog, Patricia talks about why Sales still Matter and how to get it right

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Black lives matter, but what should change?

As someone from the business world writing about women being heard it made me think. The protests that have been peaceful have been amazing in raising awareness and because of it, so many people are saying yes, we must change but beyond posting pronouncements what can people actually do? What can you do? Practically? Day to […]

black lives matter, speaking, women,
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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 […]

presentation, public speaking,
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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 […]

Communication, public speaking, women,
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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 […]

politics, women,
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The language used.

The language used.

This week, Congresswoman  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly know as AOC, delivered a powerful rebuke to a fellow...

28 Jul 2020
Why Sales Matters

Why Sales Matters

In our latest Sales blog, Patricia talks about why Sales still Matter and how to get...

6 Jul 2020