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THIS is what I do……

Yes. I’m here and I’m happy to  talk. Advertisements

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It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it…..

Talk posh and you’re in, in other words. It as long been the case that how you sound: your accent and grammar, will dictate very much how and how far you succeed in many fields of endeavour today. English is … Continue reading

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Into the Void…

I’ve done a number of MOOCs – one on the English country house which was grand, one on Shakespeare which was equally grand and one on Writing Fiction. (I have always wanted to be a writer.) I didn’t finish the … Continue reading

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Working for Myself

I was always told that working for myself was a far better option than working to make money for someone else. And I am now working for myself. It is tough – much tougher than working for someone else because … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Cliche

Nothing pleases me more than reading a piece of language that is beautifully written – from the immortal lines of Mr William Shakespeare to some who may not stand the test of time, but who nevertheless have me writhing in either mirth … Continue reading

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Sun, sun, sun

As the weekend comes around again, we all hope the weather stays warm and sunny so that we can get out into some of those warm golden rays. So much has been said and written about the danger of too … Continue reading

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They don’t know me.

Imagine if you  were robbed of your voice? Imagine if overnight everyone started speaking a language you didn’t understand? Imagine – if you can – how isolated and excluded you’d feel. Now think of the last time you engaged with … Continue reading

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Coaching – what is it, really?

As Wimbledon lights up our screens under a beautiful summer sky, we are treated to the very best in tennis and the very best in the top players. They bear witness to the dedicated hours of hard work, the relentless … Continue reading

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Meetings…..

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Because I’m happy……

Summer, tennis, great weather and almost the weekend. On the Happiness Scale it appears the British are somewhat happier than the French, but not as happy as the Swedes. We know that happiness is a choice we can all make. Here’s Pharrell Williams … Continue reading

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