Why do women use more exclamation marks than men?

Why do women use more exclamation marks than men?

Why one little piece of punctuation shapes how we see people, what women can do to be seen as more professional in the workplace and why Hemingway would have had a tough time on social media. Exclamation marks. Love them or hate them, to exclaim or not to exclaim: that is the question. Because although […]

How to Window Dress Your Communication

How to Window Dress Your Communication

What creative window dressing can teach you about using your words well. Walking through downtown Munich a shop window grabbed my attention. It used colour, design and imagination in a striking yet simple way. In fact it was such a great display that I stood and looked at it for a few minutes. What did […]

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

We are all public speakers. Whether it’s show and tell at school, being put on the spot at work to “just say a few words” or facing a sea of expectant faces from a stage. Here are ten top tips to help you. Tip #1 – Preparation Whether you’re presenting to your team, prospective clients […]

How to Write Right

How to Write Right

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in structure, visuals, writing | No Comments

I cannot guarantee you’ll fall in love with me but I can promise you the best home-brewed beetroot wine you’ll have ever tasted. I teach people to become better at communicating and so I love it when I come across real life examples of communication that hit the spot. This week, three pieces of writing […]

Why Brainstorming Makes you Brighter

Why Brainstorming Makes you Brighter

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in coaching, creativity, productivity, structure | No Comments

You’re stuck. You know what you need to do but you’re bamboozled about how to do it. That goal you’ve written on a post-it is becoming an ornament on the edge of your screen and you’re convinced the words are actually sneering at you because you’ll never get it done. Here’s a simple and fun […]

The A, B, C of Persuading Your Audience

The A, B, C of Persuading Your Audience

Chances are, if you’re about to do some public speaking, your talk will be one of many that the audience listens to that day. So, you need your presentation to resonate with your audience so that they get what you’re saying and that you have an effect on them long after you’ve delivered your talk. […]

Climbing Everest in Stilettoes

Climbing Everest in Stilettoes

Why endings are important and how to create a killer ending to your presentation It had been a riveting read. A young woman had taken control of her own destiny and sought revenge to gain her rightful inheritance. And the 741 page book had been quite a saga. We saw a skilful strategist at work, […]

Why Great Coaching is Like the Classic Cream Tea

Why Great Coaching is Like the Classic Cream Tea

What’s coaching got to do with a cream tea? Quite a lot actually. A scone with just the right amount of crumble. Clotted cream that delivers heaven. Jam that is jamish in all the right ways. Served on elegant china and savored with a great pot of tea. What’s coaching got to do with that? […]

How to Coach People out of Groundhog Day Thinking

How to Coach People out of Groundhog Day Thinking

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in coaching, learning, structure | No Comments

Today is Groundhog Day. Yes, it’s a real thing and not just a classic film with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, where Bill Murray has the day on repeat. If you’ve not seen it, spoiler alert, it’s an inspirational film with a message about how we can choose to do things differently and in doing […]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

How to feel better, look better and get better when life throws you a curve ball and you need to learn fast. I was alone in my hotel room and stood at the window looking at the narrow streets, colorful shop fronts and ebony haired locals. I tried to quieten my racing thoughts. What on […]