AVOID LOOKING DODGY DURING A SEX SCANDAL

The exploding series of sexual harassment scandals in British politics is raising endless tough questions for elected representatives:   “Did you touch the knee of X?”   “Did you grope Y?”   “Did you hug Z a bit too vigorously?”   These are becoming routine questions...

WORDS ARE BULLETS; SELECT WITH CARE

Whenever you’re seeking to make an important point, the words you choose play a crucial part in determining your success or failure.   A one-time Australian politician once memorably underlined this point.   I don’t often quote the wisdom of elected...

LESSONS FROM THE BIG BEASTS OF THE JUNGLE

There are vital things to learn about communications - and also about personal and business survival - from the big beasts of the jungle…   One lesson comes from a particular hippopotamus in Kenya who decided that I represented a threat.   Another lesson comes in...

Make Your Point In The Time You Can Make Toast

It’s been estimated that the number of emails sent each day around the world amounts to 205-billion!   If you’re anything like me, it probably sometimes feels as though you’re receiving most of them!   Add that to the 87-bIllion texts sent every day…   Then consider...

Lessons From Prime Ministerial Failure

The British election has provided a treasure chest of learning points that we can use to help us become better communicators.   This is mainly by doing the opposite of what the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been doing over the past few weeks of campaigning.  ...

Doing What James Bond Would Do

Can you imagine James Bond receiving a call from his boss, M, and reacting like this?   M: “Bond, there’s a massive crisis. Your country needs you. The world needs you. Are you ready to leap into action?”         Bond: “Nah. I know it’s a crisis threatening our very...

Tap Into The Power Of Stories

Tap Into The Power Of Stories Stories have the ability to captivate audiences.   As children, fairy tales scare us and delight us.   Whether its wicked witches casting evil spells or big bad wolves disguising themselves as grandmas, they grab and hold our attention.  ...

Be Inspired By The Flying Ostrich

Be Inspired By The Flying Ostrich   With the early election campaign underway in Britain and the French presidential contest moving into its climactic second round, you might expect to spot flying pigs as political candidates parade their promises.   But on...

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