Navigating Conversations in Business

In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I speak with Nigel Collin, a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), author, and founder of the Ingenious Oz Project. Nigel talks about a topic every leader or business owner should know – how to have better business conversations.

Communicating is often overlooked since everybody can do it, but an effective conversation creates a significant impact in business. Powerful conversations help build trust and form stronger relationships. 

When organisations allow genuine two-way conversations to happen, they discover opportunities for success they never thought were possible.

Time Stamps:

  • Nigel’s journey to becoming a speaker (00:57)
  • Have we lost the art of conversation? (04:27)
  • Real business conversations we need to have (07:20)
  • Why we need to get better at asking good questions (09:30)
  • How to gently back away from conversations (12:18)
  • Setting difficult conversations to success (13:49)
  • How to guarantee that everyone has a voice in conversations (17:32)

Resources Mentioned:


  • “If you want muddy water to clear, you have to let it sit.”  -Nigel Collin
  • “Online presenting has made us more real.” -Nigel Collin
  • “We need to get better at asking good questions.” -Nigel Collin

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About Nigel Collin

Nigel Collin has a passion for helping leaders engage their teams in making change happen. He does this through a methodology and mindset of consistent small steps, delivered through speaking at conferences, facilitated strategy sessions, workshops, and working with leaders one-on-one.

As founder of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’ and author of ‘Game of Inches’, Nigel has interviewed 100’s of ingenious and successful leaders and individuals and shares their wisdom, mindset, and actions.