How to Confidently Run Meetings Without the Creeping Ennui

Ennui? It’s a French word that means listlessness, langour. Think Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker languishing in The Great Gatsby. We’ve been having something of a Long Island-fest lately and exploring every version of The Great […]


Mohicans Do Not Call Themselves Subject to Much at All

Mohican wisdom – at least how it is presented in the Last of the Mohicans movie – features heavily in our communication workshops. With fierce independence in mind, this blog post follows on from my 5 […]


Fear, Obligation and Guilt

Often our lives are characterised by FOG: fear, obligation and guilt. In many cases, this involves other people. That is what this blog post deals with. It concerns how to limit fear to the unavoidable, remove […]


Case Study: Confident Presentations

Clients contact us to get help with communicating better during her presentations and delivering confident presentations. The burning issues vary. We once had a client one of whose worries was what to with their hands during […]


Emotional Detachment and Assertiveness

Emotional Detachment what’s that? Let’s back up a little. People naturally think of assertiveness in terms of how to communicate in situations of conflict or when you are bullied. While it includes this, assertiveness starts from […]


Meetings: Stand and Deliver

Today, I’m working through our Radical Time Management workshop with a group of business owners who have signed up to QUB’s CPD programme. One aspect of today will be to discuss how to decide whether a […]


5 Assertiveness Techniques

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Allen and I took our first, joint workshop. The topic was Assertiveness and Workplace Confidence. Assertiveness Techniques is a small part of one of eight sections which made up the workshop. It’s […]


How to Be Brave

Captain Frederick Marryat (July 10, 1792 August 9, 1848) was an English novelist, a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, and is noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is best known […]


The Resolution of the ‘Adult’

It’s that time of year again. Set out on a new path, turn over a new leaf, become a better person… I’ve always resisted – or at least that’s what I told people – making new […]


How to Be Brave: The Return

I’ve had a few positive comments and dozens of views on a blog I wrote in July called How to Be Brave. The gist of it was that it’s possible to overcome the feeling of fear […]


How to Stop Being Nice

People don’t ask us how to stop being nice. But, when we dig down into the problems they’re having at work, or elsewhere, a lack of clear, direct, assertive communication is usually at the core. Let’s […]


GoToWebinar Review

GoToWebinar is software that is designed to enable you to deliver webinars online seminars without having to think too hard about the technical side of things. For those engaged in public speaking, webinars offer some clear […]

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