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18 Sep

I was at the UK Liberal Democrat Conference last weekend. While there, I was invited to speak at a rally to drum up support…

07 Sep

Here’s a fabulous metaphor from French President Emmanuel Macron in which he evokes war, pain, inter-generational suffering and ultimately connection and renewal when arguing…

08 Aug

We can take it as gospel that everyone wants to come across as authoritative when speaking in public. But a recurring feature of my presentation…

22 Jun

People often ask me what books they should read to improve their spoken communication and messaging skills. Below are the ones I find myself…

22 Mar

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have finally made public statements and done a round of media interviews in which they address (if not exactly…

08 Mar

As it’s my birthday here’s a post about parties and storytelling. It’s a familiar scene.  You’re at a party, someone comes over to talk to…

22 Feb

It feels a bit cheap to be complaining about EU policy jargon AGAIN but I do think communications throughout the Brussels bubble would get…

08 Feb

Shortly after the Brexit referendum my mother and I had a conversation about the reasons why people we knew had voted to…

24 Oct

‘I was supposed to know the plot but all I knew was what I saw: flash pictures in variable sequence, images with no meaning…

28 Sep

A longer version of this article first appeared on The Huffington Post How important is emotional intelligence in a CEO? If…