Monthly Archives: October 2019

A stoic view of trust

To be ‘stoic’ is generally to be considered calm in enduring hardship. What did it mean originally? I stumbled on the Stoics during a bit of background reading on Aristotle’s better known appeals to persuasion. I was not expecting what I found. The ‘Stoics’ were something of an extremist group founded in Athens and Rome […]

70th Edition

Here is our 70th 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 – […]

The Style Guide

Des considers the value of adopting a Style Guide. Jacob Rees-Mogg (JR-M) became Leader of the House of Commons in July, with responsibility for arranging government business in that house. It was difficult news to miss here in the UK, even amidst a massive cabinet reshuffle. Resultant media coverage included a frenzy of ‘scorn and […]

Wedding speeches

Alastair Grant gives some advice on ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ during a wedding speech. For many years, I have been advising and coaching others in affective business presentations and pitches. I tend to avoid helping those who are making a speech at a wedding. Although, there was one occasion where I […]

Aristotle’s forgotten appeals

Hasnaê Kerach explores Aristotle’s forgotten, and widely known appeals. 2400 years ago, Aristotle introduced a manuscript called “Rhetoric” to the world. It has withstood the test of time and proved to be one of the most influential works on persuasion. Aristotle defined Rhetoric as the ‘faculty of discovering in any particular case all of the […]