Buy yourself some confidence

2020-01-24T12:23:04+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Probably because I talk about confidence at business conferences, the word itself tends to leap out at me on a regular basis.Yesterday, I did a double take when I went past a cash machine...

A ‘journey’ of discovery

2019-10-07T11:39:41+00:00October 3rd, 2019|

I thought the place was familiar. Last week I chaired a leadership conference at the same venue I’d delivered my first ever keynote. I had an ‘ooh, that was then, this is now’ moment of joyful back-patting. Always worth thinking about...

Can you imagine winning the lottery?

2019-09-19T11:42:14+00:00August 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.

I’m off to the Edinburgh Fringe!

2019-09-19T11:47:03+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

I'm heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the end of August. I've only ever been once before, 15 years ago, so I'm excited to enjoy wall-to-wall stand up comedy for three days. My friend and fellow pro-speaker...

A spoonful of my own medicine

2019-09-19T13:35:06+00:00June 17th, 2019|

It’s all very well me going on about ‘getting out there’ and telling you how to be brilliant if you’re on a panel, or speaking or if you get asked to go on TV and radio. But I’ve got to get my head around raising my own profile...

Fame, for fame’s sake? Not us!

2019-09-23T12:53:26+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Occasionally, when I’m speaking, there will be someone in an audience, or a delegate on one of my courses, who will scoff at my phrase ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous’. I know, who would do such a thing?

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