Tips ‘n’ Tools

How (and where) your small talk can make a big difference

7 August 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Job Interviews, Productive Meetings

Small talk can feel like a waste of time. Why bother with social chit-chat? What does it achieve? This post tells you about the vital role it plays in all sorts of situations from negotiations to job interviews.

11 reasons to pause when speaking

26 April 2021 / All Posts, Email Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Job Interviews, Presentations

Pause is one of the most underused but most powerful tools in conversations, negotiations and presenting. Here are 11 reasons for using them more.

The 3 most annoying vocal mannerisms

18 April 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Job Interviews, Presentations

Is what you say more important than how you say it? In this article here, I revealed that answer but there's ...

How you’re underselling yourself in job interviews

22 April 2016 / All Posts, Featured, Job Interviews

Job interviews are all about being able to tell a riveting story. What's on your CV isn't enough in itself so use this structure to deal with talking about past achievements and challenges.

4 steps to kick ass in 5 minutes

20 January 2014 / All Posts, Job Interviews

You’ve researched and practised all the really important questions for your impending interview— and then, as soon as you’ve sat ...

The Job Interview Translation

7 January 2014 / All Posts, Job Interviews

We’ve all been there, sat in a job interview, heart pounding, palms sweaty awaiting the impending doom of the first ...

How this 2 minute trick will elevate your confidence

1 November 2012 / All Posts, Body Language, Job Interviews, Presentations

Stress levels and power poses Amy Cuddy a social psychologist lecturing at Harvard Business School, has proven that you can fake ...