Good communication provides ‘good medicine’

Doctor listening

A woman went to see a doctor – the sixth one in succession – to get another opinion on her anxiety disorder. Going through her history, the doctor found the woman had been taking a weight loss product. He noted that when Continue reading Good communication provides ‘good medicine’

Eight tips for using ‘personal-revelation’ in your communications

Personal revelation

There’s always a danger during the festive period of drinking too much and being just a bit over-familiar with workmates or managers. Alcohol is like a truth serum which can lead to us sharing personal insights with colleagues which we wouldn’t normally think Continue reading Eight tips for using ‘personal-revelation’ in your communications

Professor Brian Cox and why good communication requires perspective

Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox described this week how perceptions of our planet have shifted over time, in his new BBC series Human Universe. The physicist explained that for most of history the Earth was thought to be motionless and positioned at the centre of the Continue reading Professor Brian Cox and why good communication requires perspective

Could axing your email improve your communication and effectiveness?

Email

I came across an interesting piece in the London Evening Standard earlier this week about people who are closing their email accounts in a bid to communicate more effectively and be more productive. You might ask how anyone could terminate Continue reading Could axing your email improve your communication and effectiveness?

How to be an authority on any subject

Expert

A few years back I was in a team meeting when a new communications colleague introduced himself. He said he’d worked for a US president on a big campaign and that he’d answered directly to the Queen of England as Continue reading How to be an authority on any subject

Using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in corporate communication

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NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing) has more in common with corporate communication than you might think, whether you’re using NLP techniques on a micro/personal or macro/organisational level. Please feel free to check out this short article I recently had published by Inspire 360, the Continue reading Using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in corporate communication

Use Sherlock Holmes techniques to give good communications advice

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Giving good communications advice requires the investigative skills of Sherlock Holmes and the practical wisdom of Dr Watson. When the famous detective takes on a case he listens carefully to his potential client and invariably reads around the subject in Continue reading Use Sherlock Holmes techniques to give good communications advice

The impact of ‘mindfulness’ on communications

Drop of water

I borrowed a book on ‘mindfulness’ from a friend. Sometime later she asked me whether I’d enjoyed it. I had meant to read it but was so busy I just didn’t have the time. The irony of the situation hadn’t escaped me, as the point Continue reading The impact of ‘mindfulness’ on communications

Bad speaking habits of senior leaders

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Communications professionals are often responsible for coaching and advising senior leaders on speech and presentation issues. That entails studying their performance and later providing recommendations aimed to help them improve. I have compiled a list of 10 bad habits that Continue reading Bad speaking habits of senior leaders