Dealing with Grief by Violet Dhu

An Update from Corporate Communication Experts When I think about the past few weeks, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the world, our friends and our family, I have this image of a speeding, out of control, roller coaster ride. Peter and I, like many sole traders and small business owners right now, are living with uncertainty. As …

Experts repeat the question before answering, ensuring that the people hear both the question and response, resulting in clear messaging.

Please Repeat The Question When Answering Questions By The Peter Dhu

When doing your question and answer session, make a habit of repeating the question before moving on to answer it. This should be a standard rule for all trainers, speakers, presenters and people doing media and press conferences. In the current climate of COVID-19 we are seeing a lot of live press conferences and media appearances by our politicians and …

Emotional intelligence is an essential leadership skill and is used extensively in hostile situations, negotiations and difficult conversations.

Developing Emotional Intelligence by Violet Dhu

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the way you manage and behave with yourself and then how you manage and behave with others. Emotional intelligence is an essential leadership skill and is used extensively in hostile situations, negotiations and difficult conversations. Those leaders with great EQ do well and those with poor EQ do less well.  Daniel Goleman describes the five elements …

Many of us don’t realise the importance of off-the-cuff speaking until it becomes a recurring problem at work, job interviews, or even in our daily life.

Why is Thinking and Speaking Off the Cuff Important by Peter Dhu

Often, when people are asked to speak unprepared or off the cuff, they end up beating around the bush, dodge questions, sound like a broken record or sound like they don’t know the answer. Many of us don’t realise the importance of off-the-cuff speaking until it becomes a recurring problem at work, job interviews, meetings or even in our day-to-day …

Why Setting Boundaries Is Important In The Workplace by Violet Dhu

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”  ― Brené Brown As a communications consultant, trainer and an experienced Social worker, I consider setting boundaries in the workplace as an essential skill for people to have. It is also a necessary skill for leaders and managers to master. At the same time I see, far …

Many speakers neglect to look after the key cog in a speaking presentation - you the speaker. what do you do to fully prepare YOU for your presentation?

How Do You Prepare You Before Public Speaking? By Peter Dhu

What do you do to ensure that you, as a person, are fully prepared and ready to do a great presentation for your audience? The problem is most people do not prepare themselves well. We all know that preparation is the key to effective public speaking. And you will have heard the saying that “Prior Preparation Prevents Pathetically Poor Presentation …