Summer 2012

How to avoid the modern meeting curse

By Tim Farish Tim Farish writes his first article for us since transitioning from Director to becoming an Associate, based in Oslo with the firm he co-founded there, Quickminds. Here he writes about a dilemma we all face….the meeting! We‟ve all been in meetings where there appears to be little structure or, at best, the structure […]

The spoken full stop

By Alastair Grant So much of the time good presentations can be spoilt by the way they are delivered, and in particular by the way in which a phrase, key or otherwise, is finished. It‟s a feature of delivery that is not beyond our control but within our grasp. Here are some ideas to help […]

Persuasion – just or unjust

By Lynda Russell-Whitaker “Was not the very sight of the friend who sat behind you, was not the recollection of what had been, the knowledge of her influence, the indelible, immoveable impression of what persuasion had once done – was it not all against me?” The above quote is spoken passionately by Frederick Wentworth, in […]

Preparing like an Olympian

By Ewan Pearson This will be our last edition before you and I go off to watch the greatest show on Earth, the London Olympics. So as it is topical, I want to share with you some tips for pitch preparation that I trust would be worthy even of an Olympian. What are you up […]

Expanding by contracting

By Simon North Simon North is our guest writer for this Journal. In January 2010 he set up Position Ignition (, a firm that advises people on how to survive and thrive at work in the 21st Century. They focus on the relationship between a worker and their work, throughout that person‟s life. Gaining a […]

46th Edition

Here is our latest GPB journal 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 we hope you’ll enjoy reading it. In this edition: Expanding by contracting By Simon North Simon suggests that ‘Contracting’ is a […]