Family communication lessons

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Today is my dad’s 70th birthday. Yesterday, to celebrate, we held a party lunch for him at a local pub. The extended family – kids, grandkids, aunties, uncles, cousins – came together for Sunday lunch and birthday cake and to raise a glass to his good health. With 25 of us in the room, all related and connected in different …

Why do we celebrate cultural events?

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A few years ago, my sister lived in America for a while. She and her husband moved to San Francisco Bay for his job in the tech industry. They made some good friends, loved the area and enjoyed the Californian sunshine. But one thing they found tricky was when their new American friends asked them what Fireworks Night is all …

How can I help you with your communications?

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To start the new year, I am launching a clearer articulation of my work. The things that I do for my clients and the difference I make to their organisations. The things that I could do for you if you’d like me to. My clients are busy people, with lots to do and lots to achieve. They recognise that communication …

4 communication lessons for 4 decades

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Yesterday was a big day for me – my 40th birthday! To celebrate the occasion, I have decided to write today about 4 communication lessons I have learnt during my 4 decades. (Don’t worry, I’ve also eaten cake, drunk champagne and spent lots of time with my lovely family and friends to celebrate – it’s not all work, work, work!) …

Does having a cuppa affect engagement levels?

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This week I’m pondering about tea (and coffee)…. I’ve just started a new interim contract with a client that I haven’t worked for before. It means a new organisation to get to know, new priorities and ways of working, a new office, new colleagues – and a whole new set of tea rules! Luckily things are fairly straightforward – there’s …