How To Find Work-Life Balance & Support Your Team Virtually

As many people returned to the live rigours of the office environment from September, I was fortunate enough to embark on what I am terming a 'semi sabbatical'. I have two particular insights from...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 6, 2021

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7 Self-Sabotaging Things You’re Doing At Work

Have you ever found yourself apologising for a suggestion, preceding an idea with a self-deprecating disclaimer, or phrasing a comment as a question in order to soften it? These communication habits...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 27, 2021

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5 Ways To Ace Your Online Interview

Remember a time when you hadn't even heard of Zoom? These days, it's practically impossible to get through a single day's work without some form of video conferencing. There is no doubt that the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 15, 2021

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5 British Pronunciation Tips For A Nigerian Accent

"I have mastery of the language; yet whenever I speak, I am viewed as an unlearned person as people struggle to understand my speech.” - Chinweike, LSW student Do you feel like your accent sometimes...

Written by Hannah Wright

Published: September 14, 2021

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5 Nonverbal Job Interview Tips

The prospect of a job interview is a daunting one, no matter if it's your first one or your 100th one. We can do all the preparation we want - from researching the company’s values to perfecting your...

Written by Hannah Wright

Published: September 7, 2021

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TED Talks To Watch: 7 Secrets Of The Greatest Speakers In History

Of all the speeches you’ve heard in your life, which one sticks out to you the most? Does Martin Luther King spring to mind? Winston Churchill? Or more recently, perhaps Greta Thunberg or Malala...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 23, 2021

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6 Ways To Push Past The Language Barrier On Holiday

Sun, sea, sand… what about smiling, small talk and saying thank you! After such a long break from travelling abroad, have you forgotten how it all works? Of course it would be great if we had time to...

Written by Hannah Wright

Published: August 9, 2021

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Is Olympic Presenter Alex Scott’s “Working Class” Accent An Issue?

With the Olympics comes hours and hours of commentating, and we salute these hard-working individuals who manage to communicate the journeys of our favourite athletes to us so beautifully, while we...

Written by Freyja Westwood

Published: August 3, 2021

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What We Can Learn From Cinematic Wedding Speeches?

In our recent post, The Ultimate Wedding Speech Guidewe offered a wealth of valuable hints and tips around what you should and should not say and indeed do when asked to give a speech at the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 30, 2021

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4 Pronunciation Tips To Soften A French Accent

Ahh the beautiful French language… it conjures up images of romance, beauty and charm. As a Francophone in an English-speaking country, you’ve probably been complimented on your attractive accent...

Written by Hannah Wright

Published: July 27, 2021

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