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Why we learn from stories and why we need to see ourselves in them

Why we learn from stories and why we need to see ourselves in them

Children are told stories to entertain them and help them learn about the world. We remember the things we are told in those stories. We learn about right and wrong and about how lives are lived through them. And they help form ideas in our minds. This continues throughout our lives. We continue to learn through stories and remember things […]

Productivity hacks – 5 tips to help you do more things

Productivity hacks – 5 tips to help you do more things

It’s kind of hilarious that I’m writing about productivity hacks. You see, I’m quite the expert at finding things to do instead of the tasks I should be doing. If I’ve got a big presentation to write, or a report to prepare, you’ll probably find me emptying the dishwasher or scrolling social media instead. There’s something about having things to […]

Do you have the power to just say no?

Do you have the power to just say no?

Saying no is one of those things that comes easy to some people, and for others it’s the hardest thing ever. There are training courses to learn how to say no, and coaching programs to help people to learn this skill. Usually, this is focused around helping people to feel empowered to say no in situations where they can choose […]

Is video the key to you reaching a wide audience?

Is video the key to you reaching a wide audience?

When you create content what you are aiming to do is reach a wide audience and have impact. Using video is a proven way to do that. People are more likely to watch short video clips than they are to read long articles. Using video will draw people into your social media content, it can engage people in your brand, […]

Starting out right: 5 ways to include everyone from the start

Starting out right: 5 ways to include everyone from the start

When people start a new business there are lots of things to think about and there is never enough time in the day. Conversations about diversity and inclusion can feel like things that large organisations need to work on to fix the problems they have. The reality is that it’s actually something that needs to be thought about right from […]

Who are you alienating with your communications?

Who are you alienating with your communications?

Do you ever look at communications published by organisations and wonder what on earth they were thinking? Sometimes you gasp and think how can several people have thought that this was the way to communicate with people. And sometimes news stories and media storms happen which speak to exactly the work you have been doing. It has been so clear […]