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Graphic Recording will make your message more memorable

Graphic Recording will make your message more memorable

I am often asked about my work as a graphic recorder and the question most people want to know is, how to get started.  In this post I will share basic tips on how to take that first step in putting pen to paper, or stylus to device (depending on your chosen medium).  If you […]

7 Signs of Nervous Body Language

7 Signs of Nervous Body Language

Have you ever sat in the audience and felt uncomfortable as you watch the speaker? You are anticipating listening to the speaker, curious to hear what they have to say. Then during their presentation, you notice that you feel a bit awkward and are beginning to lose concentration. They are showing signs of nervous body […]

8 Practical Tips to Communicating Effectively in Virtual Meetings

8 Practical Tips to Communicating Effectively in Virtual Meetings

As a leader you are most comfortable presenting in the boardroom and with your team in a face to face setting.  With the new way of working and the rapid shift to the online world, leaders are having to adapt to communicating in virtual meetings.  I have spoken to many leaders who are unfamiliar with […]

Soft Skills Are Key to Your Success as a Leader

Soft Skills Are Key to Your Success as a Leader

Soft skills are critical to your success as a leader, and so, the term ‘soft’ belies their true value. Soft skills are becoming increasingly important to organisations, and yet, leaders with strong soft skills are in short supply. In this article, I take a closer look at why soft skills are such an important part […]

Body Language of Powerful Leaders

Body Language of Powerful Leaders

Body Language of the Leaders In the carefully staged meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un, despite the intention to set an equal stage, Trump got the upper hand in the body language game. Power Patting Trump was the first to draw his hand and the handshake lasted almost twelve seconds and incorporated several ‘power pats’, […]

Presentation Skills Body Language – Presence and Public Speaking

Presentation Skills Body Language – Presence and Public Speaking

Presentation skills body language – Have you ever been to a function and noticed all heads in the room turn to look at one person? Have you been in the audience when a speaker mesmerised those in the room? People who exude confidence and charisma have a presence and the ability to ‘own the room’. […]