This Christmas cracker joke sums up how accents can be a challenge!

Three guysare out walking. The first one says, “Windy, isn’t it?” The second one answers, “No, it’s Thursday!” To which the third replies, “So am I. Let’s go get a beer.”

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Hats off to Harry - born to be Royal

Prince Harry used to be the naughty prince, the nation’s younger brother, who was known more for his passion for partying than for typically Royal behaviour. And yet after some hair raising times in...

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Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Tribe

The BBC has just released their findings from the world's largest loneliness study. 55,000 people took part in the BBC's Loneliness Experiment in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection. The...

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What leaders can learn from Donald Trump's communication skills: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

Like it or lump it Donald Trump can teach us a thing or two about leadership. A businessman from New Jersey, Trump has elevated himself to the highest political office in his country. Divisive as he...

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What is vocal charisma and how can we achieve it?

In today's job market, “Communication Skills” have transcended the ‘soft skills’ category and gone right to number one on every hiring managers list when it comes to securing new talent. For those of...

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Brevity: Three tips on speaking less while saying more

We’ve all been that person in a scenario where we wanted to communicate something, but we realise with a sinking heart, we’ve fluffed it. The urge was there, to speak above the parapet, to have our...

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Is the way you speak keeping you from getting a job?

Getting the right job for you is a delicate mission, and one that can feel fraught with challenges. The job you dream of is where you can do what you are good at, what you enjoy on a daily basis,...

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5 tips for overcoming presentation nerves

Your stomach is queasy, your palms are sweaty, and your mind has gone blank about your opening lines. It's the bog standard, presentation heebie jeebies kicking in. If this sounds familiar, how about...

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Why honest and open communication is key to getting respect at work

We hear it all the time. Honesty and openness is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Why then do we approach our working relationships with any less transparency than we do in our personal...

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How to deliver the perfect wedding speech

That special day has finally arrived. As you stand up to deliver your speech, you gently tap the side of your glass invitingly. Heads turn in your direction in a flurry and the anticipation is...

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