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Tips for Adulthood: How to Prepare a Talk in 5 Minutes

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. We’ve all been there. You’re in a...

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The Enduring Appeal of the Seven Up! Documentaries

Michael Apted, the enormously talented British director, died last week. Apted had an eclectic...

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How to Stay Fresh In Your Career

There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching:...

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    • Tips for Adulthood: How to Prepare a Talk in 5 Minutes

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting, minding your own business, when your boss suddenly turns to you and says: “I’d like you say something about XXX in 5 mins.” You smile politely and nod. “Sure,” you respond. “No problem.” Inside, however you’re panicking. You’re always […]

      Posted on January 20, 2021 0 comments
    • The Enduring Appeal of the Seven Up! Documentaries

      Michael Apted, the enormously talented British director, died last week. Apted had an eclectic career which included a James Bond film, Coal Miner’s Daughter (about the life of Loretta Lynn) and the astounding documentary series, Seven Up!, which is legendary in the UK and beyond. In his honor, this week I am re-posting a blog […]

      Posted on January 11, 2021 0 comments
    • How to Stay Fresh In Your Career

      There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching: “The first year you get it wrong. The second year you fix it. And the third year you’re bored.” As I settle into my third year running my communications consultancy, that comment came back to me. While it applies beautifully to teaching, […]

      Posted on January 4, 2021 0 comments
    • New Year’s Resolution: Sign Up To My Newsletter

      As the holidays are upon us, I will be taking 10 days off from this blog come Christmas Eve. So I thought I would take a minute to promote my newsletter, Good Reads for Grownups. For those of you who are already loyal subscribers, thank you. Your suggestions for “good reads” (or “good listens”) each […]

      Posted on December 22, 2020 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Ways to Enjoy Lockdown Christmas

      Over on her wonderful blog, Gretchen Rubin is exhorting us all to make this Christmas memorable and special, even if it’s different. She’ll be celebrating by listening to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, buying a white narcissus, and making a graham cracker house. Here in London, we are just entering “Tier 3” lockdown restrictions as […]

      Posted on December 16, 2020 0 comments