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Opinion: But WHAT CAN BE DONE: Do’s and Don’ts To Combat Online Sexism

Originally posted as: But WHAT CAN BE DONE: Dos and Don’ts To Combat Online Sexism by Leigh Alexander You may notice that a lot of things happen to do with sexism on the internet. Sometimes someone has done a sexist thing and people are talking about it. Sometimes someone has written an article about the … Continue reading

How-to: Core Values

Originally posted as ‘Core Values’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. Look at any corporate website, and chances are you’ll find a page on Our Values. Some might dismiss the idea as new age, soft, touchy feely stuff – but values are worth exploring, establishing and promoting because they make business sense. Ideally, core … Continue reading

Movie Catch-up: Fast Girls (2012)

All the fast cutting, fast talking, pounding sound-tracks and nods to the London Olympic dream can’t lift this curiously old-fashioned sports movie out of the mundane. Aside from the twist that it’s the women’s relay team that’s making the drama, there’s not enough budget or risk-taking to lift this innocuous TV-movie script beyond soapland and … Continue reading

Humour: Never mix whites with colours

Never mix whites with colors –  Paignton Zoo, Devon This is the result when you mix whites with colours in the same wash – pink swans! RC

How-to: Risk versus Appetite

Originally posted as ‘#RiskAppetite’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. How risk-averse are you – and your business? In personal and business life, risk is ever-present. Your response to risk is on a sliding scale from Averse, through Minimalist, Cautious and Open to Hungry. You might be naturally risk-averse in everything, always risk-hungry, or … Continue reading

Humour: iPad fitting experience

iPad fitting experience – signage at Clarks Village, Street, Somerset The cyborgs are here, and they’re powered by Apple. Question is where are they having the iPAD fitted?!?! RC

How-to: Delivering a New Blended Learning Programme

Originally posted as Delivering a New Blended Learning Programme’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. A corporate learning and development consultant’s approach, from first thoughts to first pass. Planning The client gives their initial vision for the learning and development needed, detailing what they want to achieve, their budget and timescales. I deliver an … Continue reading

Movies: Warlords at the Earths Core That Time Forgot

A quartet of British B-movies that rode the coat-tails of big budget Hollywood sci-fi and fantasy. A not-quite golden age of British retro-sci-fantasy cinema featuring a menagerie of rubber monsters, including Doug McClure… The Land that Time Forgot (1975) At the Earth’s Core (1976) The People that Time Forgot (1977) Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Guilty … Continue reading

Humour: The Life of Pie

I like the sound of the top two; the third may be a little too honest. RC

Review: The Worlds End (2013)

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s third instalment of the pretentiously labelled Cornetto triology delivers yet another bizarre and slightly desperate genre mash-up. As top-notch British actors uncomfortably mix profanity, slick martial arts action, and big-effects sci-fi, one wonders what we could have had if the touching buddy-comedy-drama had been left to play it straight. There … Continue reading

How-to: Marketing the Brand ‘New You’ Part III

Originally posted as The Brand ‘New You’ at Speaking Well In Public. Actor, plumber, manager, scientist, athlete, nurse – whether you know it or like it or not, you and what you offer are a brand.You may be looking for your next employer, your next role or a higher grade, your next customer, interview or … Continue reading

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