Why Clarifying is Important in the Workplace by Violet Dhu

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there” ~ Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland” We have all, at times, had to follow vague, unclear or nonspecific instructions. These unclear instructions can be confusing and can result in errors, miscommunications and low team morale. Seeking clarification If you have a boss or supervisor who is unclear in their communication, …

5 Reasons Why You Should Perform an Audience Audit Before Every Presentation

“Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” American Indian Proverb “Never speak to an audience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” adapted by Peter Dhu An audit of your audience should be one of the first steps that you undertake when preparing to speak or present to them. This can be via research, …

The Day The Fish Jumped Out Of The Beetroot Salad

One of the things that we have to be aware of when we’re training, speaking and presenting is those left-field events and those completely unexpected events that happen sometimes . I’ve been traveling around Lithuania and Latvia for five weeks and eating a lot of beetroots; beetroot soup – hot and cold, Borscht Soup, which is a Russian soup containing …

9 Tips For Quickly Building Rapport With Your Audience by Peter Dhu

One of the keys to a successful presentation is to ensure that you are in rapport with you audience. Rapport is the trust and connection that a speaker creates with his/her audience. If you are asking people to adopt a new way of thinking, an alternate viewpoint or to change their behaviour then it is crucial to develop trust, connection …

Positive Communication Through Personal Awareness And Self Regulation by Violet Dhu

Part of being an effective communicator is having great self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate.   A common problem with tough situations and difficult conversations is to run a default unhelpful thinking pattern.  The key to dealing with this is being aware of when this is happening to you and having the ability to self-regulate and negate that unhelpful thought. Self-awareness …