What’s your walk-on music?

2019-10-11T16:12:14+01:00October 9th, 2019|

I met a friend while I was out walking the dog this week who told me she’d just been for an audition but had got nervous and a little intimidated by the other performers – the competition. I said she needed some ‘walk on music’ to...

Can you imagine winning the lottery?

2019-09-19T11:42:14+01:00August 2nd, 2019|

You can? Well done, you are human - you have an imagination. Our minds work on images without us really trying and we are always visualising stuff, bad and good: we imagine the worst, we imagine winning the lottery.

Tricks of the trade

2019-10-14T10:46:41+01:00July 8th, 2019|

Years ago, I found myself in a car park outside the BBC’s Television Centre, in front of a large broadcast camera, reporting on a story about a flood. It was fake news because I was actually taking part in a practical exercise for a rare BBC trainee...


2019-09-23T12:06:40+01:00July 4th, 2019|

I received an email with an agony aunt style question this week, from someone who’d attended one of my half day sessions for boards, about stepping up as 'brand ambassadors'. She wanted helps with a common problem...

Smart engagement for Maria

2019-09-23T12:24:46+01:00June 16th, 2019|

Last week I ran my one-day ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous at Work’ workshop, at a big company. I set up a choice of activities in the afternoon, you could take part in a panel discussion, deliver a short talk or make a video on...

Dust off your old dreams

2019-09-23T12:26:09+01:00June 15th, 2019|

I used to dabble in stand up comedy. Seriously! I trod the boards in rooms above pubs in London, attempting to make audiences, of at least seven people, laugh out loud. I wasn’t too bad and got invited to enter a national competition...

Fancy whittling?

2019-09-23T19:23:22+01:00February 5th, 2019|

The attendees on our latest smartphone video course admitted they were held back from ‘getting out there’ because they didn’t have a plan. They struggled to think of what they might talk about.

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