Monthly Archives: December 2018

Crackers at Christmas! by Ewan Pearson

The Brexit negotiations have not gone well for either side, but especially for the UK. We seem to have gone crackers. If we are to consider ourselves even half-baked professionals in the fields we claim to operate in, we cannot let this turbulent moment in time pass without commenting on a major event going on […]

The Triple Ps of Mastering the Fear of Public Speaking by Hasnaê Kerach

Ghandi, the great leader of Indian independence, froze during his debut case as a young lawyer in Bombay, as he rose to cross-examine a witness for the first time. ‘I stood up, but my heart sank into my boots. My head was reeling and I felt as though the whole court was doing likewise. I […]

Afraid to Talk by Anna Easton

There is a common word in our line of work, Glossophobia, literally meaning the fear of speaking. It seems to be getting worse, why is that? There has undoubtedly been a revolution in communication which seems to escalate as months and years pass by. Long gone are the days of sending faxes, and we have […]

The Persuasive Voice by Lynda Russell-Whitaker

The human voice holds enormous power and potential, but is often underdeveloped in spite of some easy and quick wins. It is a resilient and flexible instrument that you have more control over than you probably realise. Your voice is also an important part of your identity.  Unique to you, it remains so even when […]

Stickies that Stick by Alastair Grant

For a presentation to be successful, the content delivered has to stock to the often Teflon-like minds of the listener. No easy task. When we at GPB judge the success of a presentation we ask two questions, and they relate to content and delivery: first, was there a coherent and memorable message? Second how well […]

67th Edition

Here is our 67th GPB journal. It is designed as an ongoing coaching tool for our clients and is packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, negotiations and business development. Please write back if you wish to comment or add another reader, and – […]

Hark the Herald! by Desmond Harney

Active Listening is a critical factor in successful Business Development (BD). “Toutes choses sont dites déjà; mais comme personne n’écoute, il faut toujours recommencer”, said André Gide1, a French writer and winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature. Don’t panic! Do not adjust your sets. Everything that follows will be in English, although the […]