What is a grammar peeve? When we are ‘peeved’ about something, it means something really bothers or irritates us. We talk about ‘pet peeves’ which are things which really bother us in particular – it may be our spouse not putting the lid on […]
Many of us waste a lot of time in unproductive meetings. It never ceases to surprise me, even in very established and reputable business environments, how common it is to participate in poorly run meetings. Folkerson, in the article that follows, summarizes 9 key […]
North American accents are diverse, ranging from the deep southern drawl, the clipped East Coast accents of Canada and the New Yorker’s relaxed speech. Here’s a fun attempt by a number of Irish people attempting to imitate North American accents. I imagine they would […]
Being a culturally intelligent leader requires more than understanding cultural differences. At times it can be quite difficult to decipher when a particular behaviour is related to cultural conditioning, personality, current circumstances or a temporary emotional reaction. When I am called in to coach […]
Body language and behaviour specialist, Mark Bowden, has a series of videos giving presentation tips. This one shows how speaking behind a lectern will stop the communication flow, ultimately working against you. Enjoy.
Presentation Tips – Speaking from a Lectern
You may be making body language mistakes and leading people to interpret things that really aren’t true or that you don’t want them to see! Our body language gives out lots of cues about what we are feeling, thinking and desiring. And certain postures […]
According to recent research, employers and newcomers value language and communication skills completely differently. Whereas 95% of employers consider these skills to be very important, only 27% of newcomers do. This is a huge difference which points to a major disconnect between newcomers and […]