Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

Death by Powerpoint #1 – 7 reasons you could do better without slides

Death By PowerPoint

7 Reasons you could do better without slides Jim Nelson, a man who served as a translator between the American and Russian troops in Bosnia, tells a story about the Russians watching with bemused fascination as their unlikely allies designed their slides. One non-plussed Russians famously said, “If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you.” Ouch! Death by PowerPoint. That’s the commonly used term. Yet […]

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Don’t Say No To Yourself Before They Do

Keep Calm and Don't Say No

“Should I ask?” I wondered. One thing I know, for sure, is that my father loves ice-cream. He had been through a horrendous time of surgery and recovery so when his meal was delivered I wanted to get him some ice-cream to cheer him up. The lady who delivered the meals was in a hurry and had loads of meals to deliver. “I can’t really ask her” I decided. Then I remembered something I’d learnt […]

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10 Phrases You Need To Stop Saying Now

No no - Kirsten Long

If you hear a voice within you saying, “you are not a painter”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent van Goch If you’d been in the car with me the other day you’d have noticed the blue skies and the bright sunshine, and you might have wondered why my face was dark and down. I wasn’t seeing the beautiful day. My mind was busy worrying over why my life was […]

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