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To change, or not to change your job?

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A few days ago I was talking to a friend and she was complaining about the frustrations of her job saying things like ‘I’m doing more hours than ever,’ ‘I just don’t have any time for myself,’ ‘What my boss doesn’t seem to understand is that I’ve got a life too,’ and so on…which ended dramatically when she blurted out […]

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How to limit culture shock in organisations at home

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Culture shock is a phenomenon we experience when moving to live and work in another country with different traditions, beliefs, values, attitudes, assumptions and habits to ours; where that country’s political and social history and ways of communicating are markedly different. However, we can also experience ‘culture shock’ when we change jobs and move to a new organisation based in […]

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Public speaking: chunking your language

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Recently I’ve been reminded of an exercise from ‘Presenting in English’ by Mark Powell. An oldie but a goodie, this ‘chunking’ exercise illustrates to trainees how to incorporate effective pauses and place varying degrees of emphasis on keywords in presentations. This kind of exercises helps people be more successful in public speaking and raises their awareness of the power we […]