Author Archives: Ewan Pearson

Online Communication

GPB’s Guide to Online Spoken Communication Effective and persuasive spoken communication is a primary requirement in most job roles. Sometimes we also have to deal with the added complications posed by online or telephone contact, especially during the current Coronavirus-driven restrictions. You might need to prepare for an online interview, meeting, presentation, AGM, webinar, or […]

Neologisms (new words), 2014 onwards

GPB has for a long time had a tradition of collecting new words, or neologisms. Whilst we have fun and a bit of a laugh doing so, it was not until the end of 2014 that we decided we should start to collate and publish them. So, with a little fanfare (“tra-la”), here is our latest list, […]

Rhetorical Tools List

Examples of 71 very popular and useful rhetorical tools Alliteration Allusion Anadiplosis Analogy Anaphora Anecdotes Anesis Anticlimax Antimetabole Antithesis Aphorism Aposiopesis Apposition Assonance Asyndeton Catachresis Chiasmus Climax Conduplicato Diacope Distincto Ellipsis Enthymeme Enumerato Epanalepsis Epistrophe Epitheton Epizeuxis Ethos Euphemismos Evidence Exemplum (example) Expletive Freudian Slip Hyperbole Hypophora Irony (Illusio) Litotes Logos Malapropism Metaphor Metonymy Mixaphor, […]

71st Edition

Here is our 71st 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 – […]

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 – […]

Incomplete Benefits

Ewan Pearson compares pitches with basketball to explain why so many of them need work. It’s great to provide effective and efficient services, but what does that actually mean? Not a lot, it would seem.  We do a lot of work on pitches and other acts of persuasion every year, and have been doing so […]

69th Edition

Here is our 69th 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 – […]

GBP wins Communications Advisory Firm of the Year at Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019

Grant Pearson Brown has won the award for COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR at the 2019 Corporate LiveWire Global Awards. The Corporate LiveWire Awards represent the pinnacle of business achievement, championing the best in their respective fields.  Our corporate awards cover the most important sectors of business, from Finance advisories, Funding providers to Law […]

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 […]