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Write as you speak for effective communication

It doesn’t matter if you are formulating an email or producing a web page, white paper or brochure, you can’t go wrong if you write as you speak. I’m not saying you can drop the F word into a corporate

Posted in Clear communication, Spoken communication, Workplace communication

3 reasons why you need to be ready for questions

First posted November 2011 We’ve all been there. Stuck in a room, listening to a presentation that has been hijacked by someone with an axe to grind. Instead of being informative or inspirational, the talk has turned into an irritating

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Advice for presenters: ignore all other advice

At least once a day some words of wisdom (often nicely packaged in a list) turn up in my social media streams on how to be a better presenter. My advice: ignore all other advice. This post is going to

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Voice calls shouldn’t be scary

Originally published October 2011 What’s so scary about picking up the phone and actually ringing someone? Not sending an SMS or email, tweeting or updating the world via Facebook. I’m talking good old-fashioned voice communication. It wasn’t that long ago

Posted in Clear communication, Spoken communication, Workplace communication

It’s a game (post) of two halves

Originally posted September 2011 It’s World Cup season – athletics, rugby, swimming, netball, cricket – and therefore time for one of my favourite past times: rubbishing ridiculous sports commentary. Now, before you click away from this page, I’m keeping that

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Choose your words carefully in cross-culture communication

Originally posted January 2013 I was listening intently to a very serious presentation a week or so ago when the woman sitting next to me passed a note. It took all my willpower to not burst into guffaws. Seems our

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