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 […]


Guest Blogging Opportunities

Updated: 28/07/17 We would like to hear from all those who would like an opportunity to guest blog for us. Benefits of Guest Blogging? It will help direct visitors to your own sites and profiles. If […]


The Five Habits of Highly Passive People

Passive people. Hmmm… Think ostriches. A business colleague told me recently that she thought I was the passive and calm type. I didn’t like it. I didn ‘t like it one bit. True, she hadn ‘t […]


7 Specific Techniques for Motivational Speaking

Motivation speaking suffers from a bad reputation on this side of the Atlantic as a little flashy and shallow. But it ‘s simply one of the main types of public speaking in a professional environment. Informative […]


Confidence in Public Speaking with Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. It was set up in the U.S. in 1905 by Ralph Smedley to help young men initially to speak, conduct […]


6 Ways to Develop a Learning Organisation

Our Information Age has created a knowledge economy. Some prefer to call it a learning economy because knowledge is useless unless we know it and can apply it. So you’d think that training would be the […]


5 Ways to Engage Employees in Workplace Learning

So, you’re the HR (& Training Manager), right? You want to know how to engage employees in workplace learning. How come they always wait until the very last reminder email every month to complete their elearning […]


Proof For ‘Fake It Until You Make It’!

It’s the stuff of cheesy, pop-psychology legend. ‘Fake it until you make it’! Yeah, right! Excuse me if I refuse the snake oil and select a sick bag instead. Only one problem. It seems to be […]

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