#Communication

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.

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.

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 23.09.2016 | 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 08.09.2016 | 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...