Monthly Archives: March 2019

Time to pause and think by Lynda Russell-Whitaker

Shhh! Let them have time to digest your golden nuggets Whether or not you are a fan of Nicola Sturgeon, the current First Minister of Scotland, she is an impressive public speaker. As a long-standing Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, in October last year I was fortunate to have a ringside seat for […]

Emotions or moods? by Ewan Pearson

It’s easy to be confused about which is which, but it is important to be able to tell them apart. Paul Ekman is one of GPB’s few gurus. Guru is very old English(!), it’s a Sanskrit word and conventionally it means various things such as ‘teacher’, ‘expert’ or ‘master’. In some cultures it means much […]

“Trusted in Important Affairs” by Des Harney and Mark Hollyoake

Growing trust with business partners has never been more important. A guest contributor helps us explore this area. Regular readers will be very used to us covering the subject of persuasive communication, and how authenticity helps to develop both relationships and trust. Here Des reviews a contribution from an authority who corroborates some of our […]

Question & Waffle by Hasnaê Kerach

Should you answer the question, or fill in time with waffle? At a networking event recently, I found myself enthralled as I listened to a renowned author and speaker talk about effective communication. The content and finesse and effortlessness of her delivery, and the ease with which she was able to intertwine her key messages […]

The Anchor of Persuasion by Richard Keith

Changing people’s minds is difficult. We see this difficulty every day in the current political climate, and many of us experience it regularly in the world of business.   There are numerous ideas out there to help you with this challenging task. In this article I will explore one such concept: “the anchor of persuasion” – […]

68th Edition

Here is our 68th 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 – […]