With the closure of the Ministry of Defence desk specifically dealing with claimed alien encounters in the UK, we now have no formal department to analyse - or respond to - any potentially legitimate claim. In other words, if E.T. phones home, all he'll get is 'number unobtainable.' But how likely is a call from E.T. in the first place? Well, let me put it this way: I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I do believe in aliens. I also believe in interstellar spaceships and life on other planets. Is this rational? Far from being outlandish, this is the only logical conclusion to draw about the universe and our place in it.
I've been influenced by a number of speakers and thought-leaders over the past 5 years, but for me the individual who consistently hits the right tone on the topic of communication skills is Dr Nick Morgan. A former teacher of public speaking at The University of Virginia and Princeton in the USA, he now works with corporations and individuals to help them truly 'connect' with their audience.