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Um, I am not sure what to say….

September 28, 2016

“Um” and shuffling from one foot to the other as I spoke were two of my bugbears early on. Key thing (and it is paralleled in my advice to people who say they could never act in a play because they could never remember the lines) is that people can’t tell how nervous you are or what you are going to say, or supposed to say, next.

Acknowledgements to http://lifehacker.com/use-this-quick-reference-to-eliminate-um-s-from-your-s-1736896624 for the infographic below.

 

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The real world is never straightforward, and it’s seldom clear what the right answer is for many of our major decisions – especially if there’s some moral aspect to those decisions – and we have to dig down to our core values to make the decisions we can live with afterwards. It’s not often we […]

Ken Livingston (Senior Business Analyst)

The Samurai Game for me was a reminder. We are used these days to second chances, with our kids, gaming and usually at work. The game reminded me to be in the moment, not expecting a second chance. Personally, I’ll bring myself to the moment, by being there with, and for, my immediate family, wider […]

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 2, 2016 11:40 am

    Great points!

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