Talking To My Toddler - A World Of Guesswork And Interpretation!

James Hopes | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
James Hopes

As a parent, being able to communicate with your small person is amazing. It eliminates most of the guesswork that was faced during their first year or so. Instead of just wailing when they want something they can generally express what it is that they actually want - the thing that will stop the wailing! It's a game changer.

It's All About The Relationship: Advice For Working In The Arab World

Rana Nejem | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK
Rana Nejem

Are you planning to grow your business in the Arab world? Are you about to take up a new position in your company's offices based in Dubai, Kuwait, Amman or Cairo? Then you need to pay special attention to the significance of relationships in this culture.

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You and Your Business Thrive

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Bev James

Commitment, passion and drive are just a few of the qualities required for success but perhaps one of the most vital skills is emotional intelligence. With recent studies showing that 90% of top performers possess a higher level of emotional intelligence can we really afford to miss out on supercharging our potential?

Bercow: 10 Years On - A Review for Children with SLCN

Bob Reitemeier | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Bob Reitemeier

This week marks an important step for I CAN. Last July, in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) we launched B...

There Is Something We Can Do To Improve Social Mobility Right Now

Michael Mercieca | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Mercieca

Last week, KPMG released employee data proving that businesses can increase social mobility. The statistics show that the efforts they've put in are b...

People Don't Care About Global Education Rankings - But They Should

Joe Mitton | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Joe Mitton

The triennial PISA results have become one of the great set-piece education events. Pored over by policy-makers, Governments around the world place gr...

Chronicling Cancer - How Blogging Can Help Tackle Cancer Taboos

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

In this sense, blogging can be purposeful by helping to raise people's awareness of the psychological, emotional and physical effects of cancer. Bloggers can lay out their thoughts and feelings honestly and sincerely.

Are We Losing The Art Of Face-To-Face Communication?

Alex Hunte | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Hunte

So while social media certainly poses challenges to how we communicate, face-to-face communication is too important to lose - although new technologies may mean that we carry it out in new ways going forward.

Add Some Sparkle To Your Christmas Reading

Robin Kermode | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robin Kermode

Being asked to read at a Carol Service is a great honour, but for many it can fill us with dread! What tone should you take? How fast should you go? A...

The Art Of Good Listening

Gemma Bailey | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Bailey

So good listening can enhance the feeling of rapport. Knowing how to respond and gauging the mood of the person you have been listening to will maintain the rapport, and help the talker to realise you have been listening.

Delayed Language Development: How Will I Know?

Mary Hartshorne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Hartshorne

Delayed language is a reality for some children. But with the right support early on, at home or in school they can catch up and do well.

Time To Think: A Dose Of Communicative Intention

Matthew Mills | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Mills

In our voice group sessions, trans clients develop skills in being effective communicators: telling their stories about the things they hold dear, and being transformational listeners for each others. We need a global dose of this right now.

The New Age Of Digital News

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

There is no doubt that we live in a digitally connected society. Almost any information we need can be found at the touch of a button, and communication can be facilitated between individuals instantly regardless of where they are in the world.

Reach Out... And Then Get On With It!

Amanda Alexander | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Alexander

You're not alone. And guess what? That means that you don't have to deal with it all by yourself. Of course, this doesn't mean you should dump all your problems on everyone you meet, but you ARE allowed to reach out and say;

Early Identification And Intervention

Mary Hartshorne | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Hartshorne

Early identification is everyone's responsibility. With the increased requirement for all school staff to identify a child who is struggling and put the support in place it is ever more important that they have the skills and knowledge they need to be able to do so.

Talking Trees: How Trees Communicate

Frontier | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK

We once thought that plants were just standalone entities, much like us, the key difference being our ability to interact with the world and each other. But research over the past few decades has found that plants, especially trees, may not be as inert as once thought.

How The Battle Of Campaign Strategy Gave Us Brexit

Abbas Farshori | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abbas Farshori

It has been two months since the Battle of brexit was decided, and finally there is enough distance from its hysteria for fresh reflection. The question as to why the British public leant toward the Leave campaign, and didn't wish to Remain, requires evaluating which strategies worked - and which failed.

Everyone's A Healer: Letting Vulnerability Heal Both Ourselves And Others

Giles Dawnay | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

There seems a deep irony in human behaviour that even though we chase strength in order to be loved and accepted, it is through vulnerability that our truest relationships are formed.

The Power Of Collaboration For Good: The 'Missing Type' Effect

Debbie Klein | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK
Debbie Klein

Factors such as increasing urbanisation, wider and more exotic travel, and a lack of awareness about the need for more diverse blood donors have meant that the shortage in blood supply is a global issue--one that we need collaboration to solve.

Talking Matters

Penny Tassoni | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Penny Tassoni

Imagine the scene. A parent and a young child wait for a bus. For ten minutes, they talk about where they are going, why the bus is late before distracting themselves by spotting the number of blue cars on the road. Vans don't count, but minibuses do.

If This Was A Movie: What Hiddleswift Teaches Us About Comms Today

Gavin Devine | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Gavin Devine

In short, any successful modern brand, whether a showbiz personality, a consumer product or a big corporation, must constantly live out its narrative, stand by its values - and above all keep feeding the beast with more and more content. Swift and Hiddelston's relationship, whether it is real or fake or somewhere in between, achieves this in spades...

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude to women, its assumptions and working practices.

Managing Uncertainty in the Workplace: A Potential Brexit Is Not the Only Change Employees Face

Jean Martin | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Jean Martin

In light of recent weeks, no-one can confidently predict whether the UK will be leaving the European Union after the June 23 referendum. As British voters consider one of the most important decisions in a generation, people are also dealing with big changes in the workplace.

The Remain Campaign Needs to Get Personal

Mark Watts | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Watts

Immigration has become the decisive issue in the UK's EU referendum because the Remain campaign is failing to spell out the cost of Brexit to personal...

Are We Losing the Art of Communication?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

As a bank holiday treat, my son and I headed out to find some nice food and stumbled upon Inamo, a Pan-Asian restaurant in Covent Garden. You order off a tablet placed on the table, giving you a really good idea of what's to come which encouraged us to try new things we might not have risked off a simple written menu.