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10 Jan

“I think that first engagement was out of anger, honestly. There was this egoistic element, this wish to clarify things. But then it was…

03 Oct

Last week, a  few tweets (some of them angry)  got me thinking about how important it…

25 Sep

I recently coached one of the most effective lobbyists I’ve ever encountered. Or at least, I presume he’s effective, given the sophistication of his…

04 Mar

Last Thursday I was on Euronews’ Raw Politics show talking about ‘strong men’ and communications tactics for responding to the Putins, Orbans, Trumps and…

15 Feb

I recently did some media training with the second in command at one of the EU institutions.  He was a credible and sympathetic interviewee…

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…