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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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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The Ultimate Guide To Writing A Wedding Speech

With almost 200,000 weddings postponed in 2020 to 2021, and lifting of restrictions meaning that the special day can finally take place with more guests, weddings are on the top of many people's...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: June 17, 2021

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Stop Mumbling - 5 Exercises To Help You Speak Clearly

Mumbling is when you don’t speak clearly or loudly enough, and it can be difficult for whomever you are speaking to, to hear your words and understand what you are saying. It’s a common issue that...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: May 14, 2021

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Want To Grow Your Confidence? Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

There are few people who actively enjoy discomfort. The sheer fact that we are human gives us a preference for feeling in control. Discomfort probably doesn’t feature on the top 10 emotions we like...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: December 31, 2019

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What can we learn from Greta Thunberg's communication style?

At the age of just 16, Greta Thunberg is known all round the world as the face of the youth climate change movement. From her initial protests outside the Swedish parliament to being featured on the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: December 19, 2019

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Prince Andrew - A Lesson In How (Not) To Communicate

Let’s set the scene. Prince Andrew has faced criticism over many months for his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein who died in prison, apparently having taken his own life. There...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: November 28, 2019

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Why you don't need to act like a man to succeed at work

‘Act like a man to succeed’ is a misguided piece of advice on several counts. Quite aside from the problem of deciding which men to imitate (what if they are dysfunctional or incompetent?), this...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 24, 2019

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How to go from ignored to adored at work

Visit any organisation and you’ll find a mix of different kinds of people: a plethora of personalities. It’s what makes for great ideas, creativity and ultimately, success. But it’s also what can...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 22, 2019

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How To Release The Confident Public Speaker Inside Of You

Feel the fear and do it anyway. Isn’t that what they say? And public speaking is one situation where that quote is particularly poignant. It’s perfectly natural to feel the adrenalin pumping when...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 25, 2019

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