“Yes” is a good word.
I like to think that my “yes” means just that. However, far to often I try and do too much which means that my commitment to being somewhere at a given time is either just-in-time or just missed.
Reflecting on my habits as a person-who-likes-to-keep-the-world-happy, the tendency to say “yes” too often is unhelpful at best and destructive at worst.
Continue reading “The choices we make – part one”
It may be because I think too much, but I’ve been doing a little reflection on what my motivations are.
Wrestling with concerns like making sure I’m “doing the right thing” has been a struggle for me for a long time. So I think motivations are a fascinating area to explore. And knowing that human hearts can be deceiving, motivations can be quite hard to truly understand. Continue reading “Clearing up the motives”
I fell off my bike on Friday.
I got up again and pedalled on. No significant damage to the bike – or to me. The slow, steady fall was caused by me not noticing that the path was actually sludge and not tarmac at a given point I was overtaking a pedestrian (it was a shared-use path).
Getting back on the bike was important (mainly as I was 10 miles from home). But also to keep things that were tender moving – and prevent something seizing up. Continue reading “Point to where it hurts”
Last week I sent some emails to people on my lists – friend, contacts and people who had downloaded the Guide I published a few weeks before. It was another milestone for me and one that I’m grateful to have reached.
You know how it feels when you take something from a bunch of ideas, tasks and noise in your head and wrestle into some kind of order and then make it happen. It’s soooo goooooood. But that wasn’t all. Continue reading “I had something in my eye”
Standing up for what you believe in – your idea, your business, your passion – can be really daunting. Getting through that presentation or talk without falling apart is one thing. Making it amazing is another.
I’m delighted to invite you to my next Presentation Skills Workshop where we’ll explore ways to do just that: develop and deliver amazing presentations. Continue reading “Get ’em while they’re hot”
Four weeks since launching out on this little adventure in helping people develop and deliver great presentations, my enthusiasm is un-abated.
So it’s time for my fourth update from the dining room. This time the production value is up, the lens is turned ‘round and there’s a little self-reflection on feedback. Continue reading “From the Dining Room – week four!”
Lives are complicated. Flawed yet beautiful at times. The layers of nuance and interdependence can be mystifying. I get lost trying to work out what’s going on sometimes. I’ve been thinking about this as I tell the story of what I’m doing. And where I might be heading. Continue reading “Utterly convinced that sometimes I know nothing”
A few people have been asking me for a little more information on the Presentation Skills workshop. So this Thursday-update-from-the-dining-room includes some of that. Continue reading “What’s in a workshop?”
I’m launching the Guide to Presentation Greatness today – this video was posted to my LinkedIn feed and seemed to get a little attention. Continue reading “Getting started – the first update”
Today I’m launching a new thing.
Actually, I’m taking something I’ve done for a while and making it available to more people.
You see, I believe that presentations in the workplace or as part of interviews or talks at conferences and meetings can be amazing. In fact they should be. Continue reading “Opening a new chapter”