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2 months

Why Senior Business Leaders Can't Mouth off like Donald Trump

A surprising number of media training participants have asked me why they can't just speak their minds like Donald Trump. They admire his courage to say what he thinks. They find it refreshing and authentic to get an unvarnished, warts-and-all view on virtually every topic imaginable, even if they disagree with it.

2 months

Six Communications Skills to Learn from John Bercow

In the whole Brexit chaos, the person who has impressed me the most is the former Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. He has ensured that the agenda and the rules of the House have been followed, that parliamentarians wishing to speak got their turn, and he has waded into the frequently unruly debate to keep "OOORRDEERRRR!"

3 months

What is Your Best Value for Money​ Tool?

There are nine large trees and a number of smaller ones in and around my garden at home. In the summer they provide a degree of seclusion and welcome, dappled shade and in the autumn they provide a mass of leaves. As we are not allowed bonfires and I have no room to compost them these leaves need to be gathered and processed through the local authorities green waste processes.

3 months

Remember, Your Failure Is Your Success In Progress

Like most people, I also saw failure as a bad thing. I tried my best to avoid it at all times. But that’s out of the question. Failure isn’t something that can be avoided. From the start of my career to becoming a marketing manager at ProofHub—I’ve seen failure more than I had expected. 

3 months

6 Most Inspiring Tech Leaders—And What Makes Them So Inspiring

The tech industry is inherently inspiring. As someone who has been observing it pretty closely for such a long time, I can sincerely vouch for the many old and new benefits it brings to our lives—and what it holds for us in the future. 

3 months

2020 Foresight: Is Much of your Big Data Lost in Presentation?

If the 2010s were the decade of cloud computing and big data, the 2020s will see a torrential downpour. Already more than 20 billion IoT devices are contributing data. Smart cities will add to that, as will Enterprise Content Management and Machine Learning. These will threaten to drown business leaders that have to derive insights and plan strategies based on veritable oceans of data.

3 months

Why Teaching MBA Students Presentation Skills is Easier said than Done

My clients for media skills and executive presence training are almost exclusively senior business and government leaders. But when National University of Singapore asked me a few years ago to coach their top MBA students, I accepted. The opportunity to contribute to the development of future business and government leaders was too good to pass up.