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The value of the tongue twister

Tongue twisters are often thought of simply as a fun way to pass the time on a long car ride with children, for example. But they're actually an articulation exercise that helps you learn to

By |2021-04-02T12:47:16+00:00April 2 2021|

Sweating the right stuff

Don't sweat the small stuff. Unless it's small stuff that matters; the details that really add value. James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, puts it this way: "People who excel tend to obsess over the

By |2021-03-26T20:29:32+00:00March 26 2021|

Seven more ways to build your charisma

I've been studying charisma for many years now. It started once I had been teaching public speaking masterclasses for Guardian Masterclasses for a few years. I realized that, as valuable as public speaking sessions are

By |2021-03-02T11:46:55+00:00March 2 2021|

The spirit of “festina lente”

The Latin phrase "festina lente" means to make haste slowly. "But that’s an oxymoron!" you cry. Yes, it is. Sort of. The true meaning of this phrase is that you need to find a balance

By |2021-01-26T21:32:39+00:00January 26 2021|

On the Improv Chronicle podcast

I was recently on the Improv Chronicle podcast, with my friend Lloydie James Lloyd, talking about imposter syndrome. And what right do I have to talk about imposter syndrome? Great question! Listen and find out.

By |2020-10-27T15:48:28+00:00October 24 2020|

Now a Certified Digital Marketing Professional

That's right, I upskilled. Officially. Having recently successfully completed a course as a Certified Digital Marketing Professional. From the Digital Marketing Institute. The question is, why? Why did I do a course in something I'm

By |2020-10-18T13:03:25+00:00October 17 2020|

The vitality of the edges

I've recently had an opportunity to do some pieces of one-on-one training, mentorship and coaching (in improv, entrepreneurship and public speaking, respectively). It's been great, and I think I can safely say I've been able

By |2020-09-29T14:55:10+00:00September 29 2020|

On turning 43: Low-key highlights

I’ve been making small records of my time around my birthday recently. Well, at least when I turned 40, and then again when I turned 41, and then 365 days later when I entered the

By |2020-09-10T12:43:05+00:00August 2 2020|

Incompetence is the gateway

We're on a short family holiday this week. A little Dutch seaside time to kick back and relax. I've also been using this time as an opportunity to speak more Dutch. We're away from home,

By |2020-07-15T21:23:27+00:00July 15 2020|