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Myth Busting: Body Language vs. Words

We need to clear up a common misconception. The words that you use don't really matter. People remember your body language and your tone of voice more than your actual words.- Public Speaking Experts Everywhere Have you heard this sage advice? Let's Go To The Source...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overwhelming Your Audience

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention” -Hebert Simon (winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1978) We are living in the information age.  You can no longer claim an advantage because of your specialist knowledge.  Chances are, the people you are...

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Are You A Jargon Junkie? Take the Challenge

We are all guilty of occasional jargon abuse. After all, we must adapt to our surroundings. Assimilate. Seek to be understood. People in this strange land we call 'work' utter ritualistic phrases that produce knowing looks from fellow cube dwelling knowledge workers....

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He’s Got the Moves Like…

Thought Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors, Oh My! If you are an avid conference attendee you may have noticed a 'same sameness' in the presentation style amongst the headline acts. You have never heard the speaker before, but somehow you sense an eerie recollection...

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The Top 10 Super Skills of the Future

According to the World Economic Forum, the 4th Industrial Revolution will usher in a set of technological changes that will render our current capability inadequate. In fact, the WEF’s list of skills has been substantially reordered and updated since it was last published in 2015.

Disruption is certainly at the heart of the shift. Different industries are affected at different rates and the impact will vary across the globe. For example, it has been noted that the financial services sector has yet to experience radical transformation, unlike media and entertainment.

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How to Avoid the Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber is a term commonly applied to the social media environment where we are fed the content an algorithm thinks we want to see. There are also offline, real-world echo chambers. They might exist in your organisation. How will you recognise the signs?

An Echo Chamber is a closed system of communication where your existing opinions are played back to you. In an echo chamber, your beliefs are continuously reinforced. Here we can float in our personal comfort zone. We are satiated by consenting opinion and corroborating factoids.

Not hearing the voices of those that oppose you? You’re doing it wrong.

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Speaking Smugly – Five Commonly Misused Words

Misused or Reinvented? It's easy to take the high ground.  To snigger behind the back of someone who misuses a word when you know the correct meaning.   In fact, as you scroll down you will see a shot at a very easy target.  Superiority can be a nice place to hang...

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In Praise of Multipotentialites

A Multipotentialite is one who chooses to pursue and excel in more than more than one field.  Generally the term refers to individuals who are talented in disparate disciplines.  They don’t just operate in multiple areas, they stand out in at least two.

Multipotentialites might be polymaths, generalists, ubermensch, career scanners or renaissance people.  They might have portfolios careers.  Often, they have achieved mastery in seemingly incoherent disciplines.  A negative frame might label the multipotentialite as a dilettante, half-baked. a jack of all trades (master of none).

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Meeting Rage

It's 8.30 am.  You arrive at your desk appropriately caffeinated and ready to take on the day. You open your calendar... ..your shoulders droop.  The arc of the day is laid out before you like the predictable plot of a blockbuster chick flick.  What do you see? 9:00 -...

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Are You Reaching Your Potential

Have you ever wondered why some of the most talented kids in class didn’t go on to excel in that area later in life? Why some people who seem not to have a discernible talent end up becoming outrageously successful? Of course there are many reasons for this but an interesting area of research worth considering is Angela Duckworth’s work on passion and perseverance in her book ‘Grit’.

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