Category Archives: Rapport

Communicating

I’m writing in the apartment in Amsterdam today, up on the fourth floor, looking out over the city. It’s a bright day, clear views. This morning i’ve been communicating with colleagues in the UK, the US, Germany, Ireland and Asia. … Continue reading

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Tone of voice in learning: curating the experience

When i look along my bookshelf, i see academic textbooks, graphic novels, fiction, autobiography, books i’ve read multiple times, books i’ve never touched since they landed, every flavour and style you can imagine. Each one presented with it’s own tone … Continue reading

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Backstage learning: preparation and practice

It’s a crisp morning in London, bright skies with a chill in the air. I’m sat in Covent Garden, one of my favourite spots, with a coffee and banana, looking out over the cream stone of the covered market, over … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Sincerity

Picked up my coffee at Starbucks today. They’ve changed the system, asking me for my name the, when the drink arrives, it’s written on my cup with a big smiley face drawn next to it. Strange, it makes me smile … Continue reading

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The emotional learning journey. Planning the highs and lows in storytelling.

I’ll be the first to admit that i have pretty bad taste in films, favouring an action and adventure movie to a classic musical, but whatever type of film you watch, there’s a typical pattern that they follow. There are … Continue reading

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“Are you Ready to Rock?”. Developing a stage presence and rapport with your audience.

I’m just home from a great weekend music festival. Lots of acts from around the world, some well established and some just starting out. Now, i’m lucky enough that many of my friends are great musicians, some of whom were … Continue reading

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