Why Having Bad Ideas is Important

Why Having Bad Ideas is Important

Coming up with creative ideas is part of my job. As a trainer and coach I design and deliver learning programmes and as a writer I market and promote clients’ services and products. This means that keeping my own creative juices topped up is important. More and more of us are asked to be creative […]

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 […]

Learning about Learning

Learning about Learning

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in creativity, design, learning, productivity, visuals | No Comments

Our budgie was called Fergie. He used to chirp “Come on the Dons“ – this was in the day when Alex Ferguson held the reins at Aberdeen Football Club. For a brief period there was someone else parroting memorised words in our house. Not a football chant but 432 lines of classical poetry. For my […]

Connecting with your customer

Connecting with your customer

In my bathroom there are two gorgeous, scarlet towels. They make me want to have a bath just to cocoon myself in them afterwards. I bought them in the UK store, John Lewis. The shop assistant, let’s call him Towel Man, was amazing. He explained technical towel terms like pile and twist and showed me […]

Follow the pink brick road

Follow the pink brick road

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in public speaking, story-telling, visuals | No Comments

What can Eurovision teach you about public speaking and engaging with your audience? The best public speaking takes your audience on a journey. The charming Zoë, who represented Austria at Eurovision 2016, was on her own journey, standing on a pink brick road singing about searching for paradise. When you‘re presenting to an audience your […]