Communication

What Can Disabled People Do When the Computer Says No?

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Sometimes the system takes the flexibility of human judgement out of the equation, and we end up with a situation akin to the famous Little Britain sketch where the computer simply says no to everything.

Letting Go of Hurt Feelings

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

At some time or another we've all experienced our share of emotional hurt. And often when we're hurt, we dump our feelings on others or speak harshly. But this doesn't always work. Getting stuck with the hurt and moping around feeling sorry for ourselves also doesn't work. Suppressing hurt also doesn't work. Why?

Planet of a Billion Producers

Adam Hamdy | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

Earlier this year an attorney based in Savannah, Georgia produced what has to rank as one of the most cost effective commercials of all time. Originally broadcast on his local TV station during the Superbowl, Jamie Casino's ad went viral overnight and became a global sensation. It's easy to see why.

The Only Person You Can Change Is Yourself

Torsten Klaus | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Often, we don't even realise what's at the bottom of our partner's sudden outburst, tears, anger or other strong emotional reaction - we think it's because of xyz issue (not washing the dishes, flirting, going out with mates too often...). Whereas, in reality those buttons relate to fear of abandonment, rejection, intimacy or being unlovable - part of our individual life story.

Why Do 'They' Email Difficult News on Friday Afternoons?

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

I am not sure if organisations send emails on Friday afternoons on purpose or not, or they understand the distressed this causes. While I can understand why they would do it, to give people the opportunity to calm down and reflect on the contents of the email, I do think it is cowardly and demonstrates a weakness because they are unable to properly defend their decision.

Why Scotland Shows the Future of Politics

Adam Hamdy | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Rather than being an aberration, Scotland may prove to be a trailblazer. In the same way that it has transformed media and communication, the Internet has the potential to radically alter government. We have the tools at our disposal to hold instant national votes on important political issues.

How to Prevent an Overflowing Email Inbox and Save Time at Work

Jon Jorgensen | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jorgensen

An overflowing inbox can easily distract from more important tasks, resulting in many people spending large amounts of time managing emails through mobile devices, trying desperately to keep up. However, there are strategies we can all take to manage our inbox and ensure we have more free time to be productive.

The Lullaby Is Now in Space

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Where on earth do I begin with this one? I really don't know, and I am not sure if what I will tell you will make any sense whatsoever, but I'll give it a try. It may make more sense to me if I write it all down.

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

What's in a Degree?

Emily Perry | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

I find myself on the hunt for a new opportunity. Refreshingly I can share this because, unlike many of my jobseeking counterparts, my current employer is fully supportive of my decision to return to my communications specialism having successfully delivered my three year plan as a generalist.

Depression in Half of a Marriage - What Next?

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

Having weathered several episodes of depression with an incredibly strong man by my side, I've seen first hand the impact it can have on a partner, and consequently on the relationship.

How Bundles Can Add Up to Benefits for Your Business

John Davis | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
John Davis

Bundles have long been central to telcos' sales strategies. But now with small businesses increasingly looking to the cloud to help them work more effectively, there's an opportunity to add these services to your core proposition. And get a greater share of your customers' wallets.

Breaking Down Barriers

Michael Bruce | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Bruce

With all of the technology that exists today are there really any barriers to communication. Smart phones, tablets, laptops and emails make us all accessible 24 hours a day. We can communicate with whom we want when we want. Doing business must be so much easier for customers. Or is it?

HD Personality Is the Future of Brand Leadership

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

HD Personality is built to help businesses and organisations deliver customer expectations; what should lead to customer experience and ultimately customer retention... almost all the resources allocated to re-branding exercises, crisis management and PR can be saved; if brands practiced honesty and directness in their communications.

Three Keys to Keep Jealousy at Bay

Sacha Knop | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Jealousy is exactly like the water spilling over the bathtub. Unless you be that team that fights the actual problem, it'll keep spilling over and over, creating paranoia and more mess leaking into other areas of your relationship, meanwhile damaging the trust and fun you have.

30 Things All Men Have Thought About During Sex At One Time Or Another...

Jack Fletcher | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Is she done yet? ... Did she notice the sweat drip onto her? ... How can I disguise a fart? ... Should I make noises so she knows I like it? ... She just had a quiff. That's hilarious. Poker face, come on... Her boobies are jiggling ahahaha! ... Damn I love bacon.

Open Relationships for Monogamous People

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

There's a rumour going around, propagated by [some] polyamorists, that polyamory is a superior ideology to monogamy. Let's face it, 'limitless love' does sound wholly honorable and blissful, even if 'limitless sex' with multiple partners sounds ~ for most of our sex-negative society ~ quite the opposite.

It Is Dangerous to Confuse 'Branding' with 'Communication'

Andy Law | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Andy Law

I was very lucky to have had lunch with John Salmon a couple of days ago. John was the Chairman and Creative Supremo of legendary UK ad agency Collett...

The App Which Only Lets You Say 'Yo' Raises $1 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

It's with a strangely odd sense of enjoyment that we see an app that lets you do nothing other then just send the word 'Yo' has raised $1m in funding....

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

It's Good to Talk...

Will Young | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Talking about feelings runs the risk of ridicule and rejection. The idea of finally plucking up the courage to talk to someone about what is emotionally going on lays ourselves open and bare to others opinions and in worst case scenario judgment and rejection. What is more excruciating than chastising oneself for harboring feelings that aren't seen as healthy? To share these feelings and be judged and rejected by a family member or partner of friend. Who would risk that?

International Post-Graduatates Benefit From UK Learning in More Ways Than One

Gimhani Gunasinghe | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gimhani Gunasinghe

Sky-rocketing tuition fees and their relative value in a difficult job market remains the subject of heated debate for students both within the UK and outside of it. Locally and abroad, graduates are faced with the decision to continue their post-graduate education to build up a more attractive CV...

Communication: Are You Getting What You Want?

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

The right communication can drive the world to talk, but the wrong interactions can severely challenge a person's world. With social media and modern technology driving opinions, we often forget to work on person to person interaction which is the foundation of communication. It is great to be heard on such a global scale but for most of us daily connections can prove a mine field.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Lose Touch With Each Other

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In 1967 the humanistic psychologist Dr. Sidney Jourard made an informal study of touch. He travelled to several countries observing how many times people touched one another in informal settings... In Puerto Rico he counted 180 touches an hour between two people. In Mexico City it was 185. In Paris it was 115. In Florida it was two and in London it was a big fat zero.

No One Talks Anymore

Carina Maggar | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Carina Maggar

Recent research shows that our phones are proven to be affecting the way we talk, think, have sex, eat and even go to the loo. We have become slaves to technology, only this time, our hands are handcuffed to our phones. Those red circular icons on our home screens have become our very own version of a newborn baby crying out for attention.