When was the last time you were truly bored? Not engaged in disinteresting activity but real mind-numbing, gazing out of the window boredom.
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Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com Do you get exhausted speaking in your second language for prolonged periods? There is an anxiety that you will miss something that is said if you do not translate into the mode of communication that you are confident with, your mother tongue. This anxiety retards the ability to just … Continue reading Fluency & Why Using A 2nd Language Can Be So Exhausting
Photo by Pedro Figueras on Pexels.com I’m going to talk about stress in this article which you may find odd considering that I am a communications specialist. But it’s a common misconception that communication is exclusively with others. Talking to yourself is also very, very important especially if it’s a little voice that tells you to … Continue reading Stress & How to Control It
Photo by Burst on Pexels.com Everyone has their price and getting the best deal is just a case of finding it. But what about when cash is the wrong currency? Conflict, this word usually describes quite euphemistically an argument. These often occur when two opposing perceptions collide and someone gets a punch in the face … Continue reading What’s More Valuable Than Money?
Close-up Of Black Q&A Text On Wooden Block Q & A at the end of your presentation or speech is a vital opportunity for clarification, it enables you to engage with your audience, but all too often it is wasted. In this article, I will share how to leave your audience with clarity, understanding and an ITCH, … Continue reading Q&A and How You’re Doing It All Wrong!
A guide to developing tactical empathy So empathy is the word and everyone is trying to acquire this superpower. Truth is, you already have it and without it civilisation would never have got this far. All you need to do is get your head out of your butt! In my last article, I went into … Continue reading Being Interested Makes You Interesting
Sun Tzu getting tough, but it works with friends and colleagues too The Oxford English Dictionary defines empathy as “n. the ability to imagine and understand the thoughts, perspective, and emotions of another person.” But it seems that it is commonly misunderstood. Narcissists lack empathy and narcissists are bad people, right? So empathy is a good, … Continue reading Empathy, because it’s not all about you!
How to make your presentations sing in the ears Everyone loves a good story. In fact, we are hardwired to be receptive to them. We empathise with protagonists, we boo the villains and we need to know how it ends. This is engagement and it is precisely what you need when you are presenting your … Continue reading Presenting like a Hero
How to shut up and get another appointment I really despair sometimes, really! In this age of enlightenment and easy access to training do I see the age-old mistakes happening time and time again. I was making a flying visit to a guy who I had been coaching for some time, a guy who achieved … Continue reading Are you still doing this?