East Croydon Connection: a poem I performed at the 2019 Brighton and Hove Poetry Festival.
Things I like
Really listening: a poetry network
How often do you just listen to someone reading aloud something they love? Listening to another’s voice: tuning into their cadence, subtle shifts in tone and changing inflection is a lovely way to connect with another human being. I suspect many of us take it for granted much of the time. I know I do. […]
Kindness sees, connects and forgives
Is there space for kindness in our digital lives and our professional lives? HINT: I believe it’s a crucial part of our humanity, even if we need to start nudging behaviour a bit to make sure we create space to be kind and to see, connect with and forgive others. This TEDx talk from Lauren Hug is fantastic, please watch and let her know what you make of it.
The BEST stories allow the audience to make a connection between two disparate ideas and, in doing so, illuminate each unexpectedly. There is a richness in allowing the audience to come to their own conclusions and an intellectual delight in having your world view gently shifted.
Why I’m not so keen on marketing …
What a hypocritical thing for a person who makes their living from offering marketing consultancy to say! Let me qualify: I love communication and helping people to have useful conversations. That is marketing. What I don’t like is marketing that loses sight of this simple thing. Marketing isn’t pushing someone who doesn’t want or need […]