Exhibitions – pain or pleasure?

Exhibitions – pain or pleasure?

Expos and Industry Shows are expensive to arrange, and often costly to exhibit at. We visited one yesterday which had over 100 speakers talking throughout the day – and came to 3 realisations: As most of you will know, “we all do the best we can with the resources we...
Everyone Needs A Darren

Everyone Needs A Darren

One of the biggest barriers to communication is language. In every industry, in every department, in every office there is shorthand: acronyms, abbreviations, specific words/phrases invented with the idea of making communication easier and quicker, amongst those who...
And he should know….

And he should know….

 When the Sage of Omaha speaks, people listen. Because Warren Buffett talks and writes pretty well. He was recently asked what advice he’d give to young people who’d just graduated. “Invest in yourself. One easy way to become worth 50% more than you are now at least...
Feel the fear and…….

Feel the fear and…….

…realise that you’re in good company.There have probably been more books and articles written about the fear of presenting than about Napoleon, Wagner (a lot- believe me) and the Beckhams put together. Most Prime Ministers loathe prime ministers question time....
Jargon destroys your credibility

Jargon destroys your credibility

Many think that a simple style often reflects a simple mind. Every sector or profession is mired in jargon and the overuse of “professional speak”. I’ve worked with many of them, and not one is immune from this virus. And it’s getting worse.     Offices and...