Speak Up: 45th Edition

Here is our latest GPB journal packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, business development.  Please write back if you wish to comment and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

In this edition:

Similes, metaphors and analogies:

By Andrew Richards

How to be as smart as a whip and not speak with a forked tongue

Rhetorical Tools—are they fit for purpose?

By Ewan Pearson

There are tools and there are tools…

A structure for any setting:

By Tim Farish

Tim offers a few structures that really work.

Conversational style—a gender difference?

By Lynda Russell-Whitaker…

Men and women can improve how they talk…

For your eyes only:

By Alastair Grant

Now you see it, now they don’t

Winner of the Christmas 2011 neologism challenge:

We had a good number of entries and the two judges were unable to choose between the top two very different entries. They had to be separated by ACAS. We toyed with the idea of having no winner, but have in the end gone for joint winners, each getting a bottle of Champagne, the winners and their entries are:

Dave Habiger for “Workagy”, for phrases normally used at work that go home with you and end up being used by your spouses, for example: ‘we’ll take that off line’ and ‘plays nice in the sandbox’, and Andrew Richards (he of the guest article) for “WAGonista”, a fashionista who only comments on WAGS,

Well done to both of you.

GPB 45th Journal Spring 2012