“Blue and green should never be seen. Fawn should never be worn. Only wear yellow if you are mellow. Never wear brown, when in town.” So says the rhyme, which seems to have very little to do with style or dress advice, but is often used to persuade us that there are rules to obey … Read moreAppear to fit in…or not
In the 1950s, a young man enrolled in a public speaking course “not to prevent my knees from knocking when public speaking, but to do public speaking while my knees are knocking.” That young man was Warren Buffet, now one of the world’s richest men. The course was a Dale Carnegie (author of the multi-million bestseller … Read moreSurvival of the Adapted
When YouTube burst on the scene with its shiny, bright videos on all manner of topics it suffered a slump. But the latest figures from Rajar (Radio Joint Audience Research) indicate that 6m of us in the UK listen to a podcast each week. A major leap from 3.8m in 2016. The most compelling recent … Read morePodcasting, the voice and you
This industry has grown hugely over the past 10 years, giving rise to the ‘lap top lifestyle’ by the likes of Yaro Starak, Mark Anastasi and ‘virtual CEO’ Chris Ducker. There are a few high-flying women in this category too, such as seven figure earner Joanna Martin and self-styled ‘nomad’ (with three kids and a … Read moreThe business of blogging
Children have a fascination for rhymes. Many adults do too – that’s my theory. I developed a love of rhymes and tongue twisters at around eight years of age, when one of my primary school teachers had the entire class reciting “Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry‟ and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper‟ with … Read moreRhymes and Reasons
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” From Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers: The Story of Success‟ The title of this article might seem like stating the obvious, but the fact is it does take practice to practise. As the quote by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell … Read moreIt Takes Practice to Practise
‘We are lonesome animals. We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say-and to feel- ‘Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it.’ You’re not as alone as you … Read moreStories – how do you tell yours?
The rise in demand for public speaking It’s time for us all to elevate our public speaking. The British Events industry was worth 39.1 billion in 2013 and 19.9 billion of that came from conferences and meetings (source: Business Visits and Events Partnership). There has been a healthy growth over the past five years and … Read moreElevate your public speaking