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Do you inadvertently turn your statements into questions?

Do you inadvertently turn your statements into questions?

Do you inadvertently turn your statements into questions? Here’s why to stop (and how). Read this out loud:You’re giving a presentation? That’s… good news? Except that you’re a little nervous? And hesitant? And so you start raising your pitch at the end of every...
Getting people’s names right = effective communication

Getting people’s names right = effective communication

What’s in a name? Why getting people’s names right is part of effective communication. A quick summary (for the time-poor) Remembering someone’s name and pronouncing it correctly is a key part of making a positive impression. It’s also part of being a good...
A beautiful watch

A beautiful watch

A beautiful watch About 10 years ago, my father gave me a beautiful watch that had once belonged to my grandmother. I wore it on and off, and shortly after my father died, I went out and in the course of the evening, it slipped off my wrist and I couldn’t find it. I...

Being a company owner in the UK: the end of the affair

I grew up with a British-born father, who, even though he moved over to South Africa at the tender age of 3 years old, was quite the lover of the mother country. In some respects, he was more British than that Brits, having been brought up as an immigrant in a new...
The Man in New Orleans

The Man in New Orleans

The Man in New Orleans Today I have a story for you from 2001. In December of that year, I took a month off from my job and flew to New York, where I hired a very expensive car. The car itself was nothing special but it turns out that being under 26 adds a significant...