I'm A Person Not A Robot!
7th June 2017
Those of you who know me will know I’m a woman ‘of a certain age’. No sooner had I got myself fully conversant with the 20th century when I found myself rudely flung into the 21st. How does this ‘certain age’ affect me?
My Biggest Communication Mistake
23rd November 2016
It was the early 90’s. I was working in a training consultancy, busy delivering Performance Management workshops within a large (very large) magazine publishing company.
It's not what you say.....
16th October 2016
Mummy Malaprop? Whenever I think about my Mum, I automatically smile. I’m grinning as I write this. Why? Well, 1) she was a thoroughly lovely lady and 2) she could be (usually unintentionally) very funny.
Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech
23rd January 2017
So I suppose having just critiqued Theresa May’s speech I should have a crack at The Don’s as well hey?! So here goes. Again no political comment intended (though that might be a challenge) and again I’ll be splitting it into content and delivery.
It's Good To Talk!!
17th November 2016
Dostoyevsky once said “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” My question today is “Are we losing the ability to talk with each other?”
Having Your Cake and Eating It
6th October 2016
I am a lucky little boy. On Saturday afternoon’s my wife and 6-year-old daughter, Iris, make cakes. It’s their thing. Mum-and-daughter-time. The smells that sift their way through to the sports-obsessed boys as we shout and scream at the TV in the living room have us salivating so we look and sound like rabid dogs!
Theresa May's Brexit Speech
16th January 2017
This was due to be the defining speech of her premiership so far and the one that would give greater clarity to where the UK stands as it readies itself to leave the EU. But did it achieve that? Was it a good speech? Was it a great one? I have watched the speech twice and wanted to share my thoughts.
2nd December 2016
When I was a kid I HAD to be first. I was the oldest of four brothers and they were my competition. And maybe BECAUSE I was the oldest, I HAD to be first.
The time I went on Strictly to help with nerves
31st October 2016
With Strictly Come Dancing well under way I was thinking back to my brief appearance on the show.
How Do Others Perceive You In The Workplace?
27th September 2016
If we should ever meet, check out my fingernails. Seriously. They’re my pride and joy. Not because they’re long, elegant, beautifully manicured (they’re not!), but because I have them.
The Trump Conundrum
22nd September 2016
Donald Trump has been causing offence on a global scale for a long time now. Unapologetic to the last. Beating the same drums over and over. But he has also amassed a huge following across the US. How?
The Ghost Of Speak The Speech
13th September 2016
As we “officially” launch our new social media platforms this week, I thought it might be fun to reflect on the Speak The Speech journey so far; where we are now and what might lie ahead for us in the future.