If the UK general election was ‘all about Brexit’ what does the current confusion tell us?
Theory is all very well gentle reader, but the saying goes that the best theory is no match for observed data. Beware, then, of those in the peanut gallery who tell you what you should be doing onstage without troubling themselves to stand in the spotlight themselves.
Mea culpa: I have just done exactly this. Almost. Continue reading “Practice What You Pecha Kucha: 3 real-world lessons”
Today’s headlines are tomorrow’s chip wrappers. Careers have often been defined by the press they generate – from John Profumo to John ’two jags’ Prescott – and in a world of 24/7 social media, bad press is there for the taking. Continue reading “The 7 Stages of TwitterStorms”
One of my favourite distractions from writing – the kind of distraction I actually embrace with a whole heart – is being invited to speak at schools, universities and colleges on my career as a writer. Continue reading “Exactly 500 Words on How to Write”
This morning, I was flattered by an approach from someone I like asking for a little coaching on a speech she was due to make the following day. As we were heading towards the same tube, I took the compliment and asked what the issue was. ‘I’m making a speech on young people and housing credit,’ she said, ‘and I’d like to open with a joke… Do you know any good ones on young people and housing credit?’