Monthly Archives: May 2014

53rd Edition

Here is our 53rd GPB journal. It is 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  – on behalf of Lynda, Alastair, Tim and myself – we hope you’ll enjoy reading it. In this […]

Major, Minor keys

By Ewan Pearson One of the funny things about doing this for a long time is that we never stop learning. In music, composers have a simple choice to make at the outset: to use a major key or a minor key. Each can create powerful music, but in quite different ways. It turns out […]

Bullet points can endanger life

By Alastair Grant In the Summer of 2009, Kabul, Afghanistan, a slide presentation was given to the US command. One of those slides has since bounced around the Internet as an example of a military tool that has spun out of control. Like an insurgency, PowerPoint had reached the level of near obsession. Here is […]

Teaching old dogs new tricks

By Lynda Russel-Whitaker Jumping on the ‘neuro’ fever that has had the UK in its grip for more than a year now, I’ve been reading a lot of research on ‘neural plasticity’ or the malleability of the brain. New findings are indicating that our brains remain very plastic well into adulthood. The thing is we actually know that […]

7 Misconceptions of gravitas in organisations

By Tim Farish Recently, we have been working on gravitas with several clients. Some of the common myths are that you have to be male, old, noisy, wizened, senior… or born with it. Not so! Let me begin with some context. And then I’ll explain the misconceptions. I have been coaching senior executives now for […]