Monthly Archives: July 2015

What you see is what you get, by Ewan Pearson

It is said that the eyes are the ‘window to the soul’ and that facial expression is the only universal language spoken by mankind. It is also said that Facial Expression (FE) is one of the major elements of visual communication; it is supposed to display our emotions (or lack of). It is also said that […]

Plain talking, by Patrick Macdonald

How CEOs use ‘Pub English’ rather than “Managerese” to communicate well to key audiences Do you call a spade a “spade”, or do you call it a “manually-powered digging apparatus”? All professions use jargon. Doctors and surgeons sprinkle every conversation with references to obscure ‘conditions’ that the rest of us call illnesses. Lawyers love throwing […]

Get that job! By Alastair Grant

Anyone can find that at an unexpected time in their careers, they have to go for interview. This might be to keep their job, get a promotion, or to apply for a new and better job than the one they have. We help our clients with pitches, handling the media, keynote speeches and presentations and […]

Resilience – Survival of the adapted? By Lynda Russell-Whitaker

In the 1950s, a young man enrolled in a public speaking course “not to prevent my knees from knocking when public speaking, but to do public speaking while my knees are knocking.” That young man was Warren Buffet, now one of the world’s richest men.   The course was a Dale Carnegie (author of the […]

Fire Bell Pitching, by Richard Keith

Imagine this scenario. You are about to deliver your 20 minute pitch to a client when the fire bell goes off. You are informed that it is only a drill and you decide to seize the moment. You open your mouth: “Before we head out, can I please take 30 secs to tell you the […]

From Metaphysics to Belly Breathing, by Matt Richards

5 Essential Tips for delivering great Presentations Matt is a client of GPB. We occasionally have the privilege of including articles written by our clients, so with our thanks to him…..    Twenty Two Speed Dates in a day? Speed dating came a little late for me. When the craze took I was already happily […]

56th Edition

Here is our 56th 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 our guest authors, Matt Richards and Patrick Macdonald, and our own team of Richard, […]