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Communication

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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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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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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 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 […]

politics, women,
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Making conference presentations – Love them or Loathe them??

Is it a great time to refocus and set direction, to inspire and be inspired ? Or do you just dread it? Dread being required to get up on your hind legs and make the standard issue presentations? Dread the bored audiences, the PowerPoint mountain you’ll be asked to produce? Worst of all, do you […]

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Is Glossophobia stopping you speaking out?

Are you someone who, at the mention of speaking in public, comes out in a cold sweat wanting to hide in the furthest corner of the room? If so, don’t worry! You are not alone. It’s very common. So common in fact there’s a word for it; Glossophobia. (Greek; glōssa, meaning tongue and phobos, fear or dread.) You […]

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Millennials – why we need to work differently with them.

We keep hearing about Millennials and how they are so different from previous generations, but why does this matter to us? Probably because lack of understanding of this generation can cause problems in how to manage them and how teach and develop them. If you’re a non-millennial manager, consultant, or trainer this is for you! […]

Communication, Generation Y, Millenials, Training,
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