#Communication

The Max Factor - Celebrating My Son Maxwell's Third Birthday On World Down Syndrome Day

Molly Macleod | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Molly Macleod

Will he be isolated, with no friends because he can't talk to them the way they talk to each other? Will his needs be overlooked when he is in the care of others because they can't understand what he is trying to say through signing? How will he find his place in the world and will his voice ever really be heard and valued?

Turn To A Chatbot - Your Customer Service Companion

Dean Withey | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dean Withey

In this age of ever-changing tech, consumers want a quicker, easier and more personal experience when dealing with brands. Now, consumers are enjoying the fastest way to reach a brand the world has ever seen - chatbots.

Mindful Ways Of Dealing With A Difficult Boss

Smita Joshi | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

A lot of difficulties with your boss can be resolved by understanding your nature and your boss' nature. By truly listening to the spoken communication that lives in the realm of "being human", you can effectively dissolve the individual from being the rock that blocks your career progress.

It's Time To Embrace AI To Create Smarter Humans

Ather Gattami | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ather Gattami

When AI is applied and integrated intelligently within customer communication channels, it is capable of creating personalised and highly relevant dialogue between brand and consumer. It's about using data to help understand how we as customers behave and react, and then using this insight to adapt and create a better experience.

His Master's Voice

Tina Medlock | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

Recently I have stated that Joseph struggles with communication, yet reading this definition, I should actually retract that. He may find it difficult to use the spoken word to compile perfect sentences, but he has other ways he utilises effectively in order to get his point across.

Survey Of CYP's Workforce Reveals 'Training Gap' In Speech, Language And Communication

Octavia Holland | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Octavia Holland

Over half (53%) of the children and young people's workforce have received 'little' or 'no' learning in their initial training about typical speech, l...

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

How My Top 3 Films This Year Help You Make the Impossible Possible

Maria Ingold | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Maria Ingold

Source: Our #StrongWomen Initiative roundtable at the Telegraph for Hidden Figures As a BAFTA judge I watch about 150 films a year. My top three this...

This Is the Number One Way To Spot A Liar, According To A Former Special Agent

Quora | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

The #1 nonverbal signal to look for is a change from baseline. This is actually the way a polygraph works. People being interviewed are hooked up to quite a few probes that are designed to detect a number of physical changes...

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
Frontier

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.