Communication

Connected Learning: Early Childhood and the Importance of Identifying "Windows of Opportunity"

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

India Vertical The scientific and technological advances in the last 100 years or so have massively improved our understanding of the human brain and...

What Entrepreneurs Most Need to Know

Phil Parker | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Phil Parker

Last week I was invited to give the keynote speech to some of London's brightest entrepreneurs and start-ups. There's not much I could teach them tha...

Make Your Point Without Nagging: The Do's and Don'ts

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Can you communicate without nagging? Especially when someone neglects to do their bit, at home or at work? Or when there's a difference of opinion? Or when someone really irritates you? Do you quibble? Quibble is what we do when we find fault with small things, it's nit-picking unnecessary details.

The Secret of Happy Marriage? It's Not Communication

Harry Benson | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK
Harry Benson

Ask couples for the secret of a happy marriage and the word 'communication' always comes high on their list. But a new study in the Journal of Marria...

Why Our Science Institutions Fail Us: The Case Of Boaty McBoatface

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

A new type of science communication is desperately needed. Perhaps it will only happen when academia and science institutions genuinely smash the walls of their ivory towers and become open to people from more diverse walks of life.

Three Reasons Why Feelings Matter in Business

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Simple really, people have feelings. Customers, employees, and pets, all have feelings. We care about feelings The customer experience and employee...

Communications That Include Us All

Devi Clark | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Devi Clark

When it comes to people with additional needs, everyone has their unique set of needs and abilities. Filisia addresses this by offering full customisation of the hardware and software and numerous activities, so users can pick what suits them best.

7 Basic Attitudes for More Impact in Any Conversation

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

How the quality of conversations in leadership, teamwork and customer contact can sustainably be improved through relationship oriented basic attitude...

How to Talk About Abortion (And Get It Right)

Rebecca Wilkins | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Wilkins

We shy away from the topic because it is taboo, stigmatized and shrouded in secrecy, creating the illusion that abortion isn't a common, everyday occurrence. When we do talk about it, we can find ourselves at a loss for how to tackle it respectfully, accurately, and without perpetuating stigma.

Your Need for Privacy Could Be Hurting You

Liberty Forrest | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Most of the time, when people say this to me, I'm surprised. Not that they've said it (and it's lovely that they do), but that it's their perception that I've done something unusual, or at least, something unusual enough that it warrants commenting on it.

If One Thing Could Change for the New Year... Let It Be Understanding!

Matt Clifton | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

As the Christmas period has passed, and now the New Year celebrations have gone too, it sort of feels like reality has appeared once more. You know th...

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Honestly)

Katie Portman | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

We are living in a world obsessed with perfectionism and image, but isn't it time we stopped the role playing and tell ourselves and each other, that actually it's OK to not be OK?

How Can Academics Survive the Email Post-Holiday Blues?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

I use Facebook to message with my brother, Viber to exchange pictures with friends, Skype to call my Japanese teacher. But to communicate with my acad...

Seven Ways to Get Better Answers from your Children About Their School Day

Isabelle Lee | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

A parent's impression of their child's school day can be rather nebulous, and so I thought I would share a few techniques I've developed to get a bit of a firmer idea of what their school day is like.

We Should Never Stop Complaining!

Edward Adoo | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's the expectation for everything to be done in the right way. Yes things do go wrong, that cannot be helped. We are human and things are bound to g...

Does the ice need to be broken?

Jared Joffe | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

I have a confession to make. I dislike small talk; in fact I find it almost intolerable sometimes. I recognise why it exists and I can play the gam...

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

Why Bilingual Education Is Expanding Our World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

English is necessary. But to what extent? All the way? Just because something is not in every day usage doesn't mean that it is not being used elsewhere and may not one day come in handy for you.

Authentic Conversations

Donna Moulds | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Moulds

Authentic conversations are easier to have than you may think. Its about knowing what you want to say without ego or anger. Its about knowing how you feel about the situation or the emotion you may be experiencing. Its not about being right and its not about making someone else feel bad.

Here's Why Tesco 'The Brand' Could Use A Little Help

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Suzanne Hoare

My sister just got back from Tesco. "Something weird just happened," she said. Little did I know 'something weird' would involve a red pepper. "I ...

This Election's Big Surprise: Ed Miliband

Nick Smallman | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

For years Ed Miliband came across as a deeply awkward politician. Now, in the final weeks of his long five-year wait for a general election, at the time when you'd think he would most tense and anxious of all, he has suddenly relaxed. It is an astonishing transition.

Don't Say Yes When You Mean No

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

How conditioned are we to automatically say 'yes' when something is asked of us? We may want to be of service, be seen to do the right thing, not disappoint or cause offence and yet saying 'yes' when every part of us doesn't want to is a recipe for hurt and resentmen

Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
David C. M. Carter

Working as a CEO mentor for over 18 years now, I have had the privilege of working with a number of truly inspirational 'greats'. The two traits that they all have though, are gravitas and charisma. They know their stuff and they emit an aura - even the shy ones.

E-commerce More Than a Refuge to Which Email Clings

Monty Munford | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

On mobile, messaging platforms have taken over from voice and are still outstripping the various social media vehicles, but these are skewed towards consumers talking to each other. B2B marketing is still evolving on these channels, while the one-to-one of email is still comfortable for users.