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05/10/14 Inspiration , My Work #

Don’t fill the bucket …

Based in Rome, Italy I help companies and individuals improve their performance in all areas of business and interpersonal communication.

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01/07/17 Inspiration # , ,

Clinton can still deliver a speech

Clinton can still deliver a speech

At a memorial service held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier today Former US president Bill Clinton paid tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl.

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09/06/17 Inspiration # , , , , ,

Can royalty do facilitation?

Can royalty do facilitation?

When you have an opinion but manage not to give it, that’s when you know you can facilitate. Just ask the queen!

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23/05/17 My Events # , , ,

Don’t try and cram in too much

Don’t try and cram in too much

Together with a team from the Codex Secretariat (based in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome) I recently organized a residential workshop for committee chairs at the Chateâuform La Borghesiana.

Why were there only three things on the agenda?

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19/04/17 Inspiration , My Events # , , ,

The PM’s Tales of the unexpected

So how long did Theresa and her team really plan this little escapade?

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02/04/17 Inspiration , My Events # , ,

Can you turn an expert into a trainer?

A familiar saying, designed, I’m sure, to belittle those in the teaching profession says: “Those that can, do. Those that can’t –  teach!” Ouch – go all the teachers.

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25/03/17 Inspiration # , ,

Is the nose touch a sign of lying?

Why does he touch his nose?

Do sports men and women tell the truth when interviewed on TV?

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14/03/17 My Events # , ,

Do meetings really help to build consensus?

Do meetings really help to build consensus?

Tools and techniques for facilitating participatory events.

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01/11/16 Inspiration # , ,

John Luther would make a great facilitator

John Luther would make a great facilitator

We know that being an effective facilitator is all about being neutral, listening and asking questions. But which questions?

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04/07/16 Inspiration # ,

House of cards speech writing secrets

House of cards speech writing secrets

Lovely piece in the FT on the man behind Frank Underwood. 

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12/05/16 Inspiration

Peter Kosminsky defends the BBC

I am often bored by or cringe at awards acceptance speeches but this measured and quietly passionate piece from Peter Kosminksy at this week’s BAFTAS is well worth watching. Why is it so effective?

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