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Uhm, Ehm, Uh, Like, You know

By |2020-03-17T19:01:57+00:00March 17th, 2020|

I was once in a meeting where one of my colleagues was giving a presentation to the entire team. He had executed some work and wanted to give us an update and to teach us about a new method which he had discovered. During the course of this presentation, I noticed how much his use [...]

The Scourge of Shakism

By |2020-03-17T15:33:52+00:00May 8th, 2019|

The dreaded day has finally arrived, 15 of your colleagues gather around the meeting table, you stand before them and all words vanish. It should be a normal meeting, I mean come on, you normally speak with these people. Even during the last end of year dinner, you know those who got drunk and told [...]

Little Pedro comes good

By |2019-04-23T18:18:23+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

A long time ago, in a large anthill there lived a small ant named Pedro. Among his fellow ants, he was seen as the smallest, runt of the colony. Pedro was not only smaller than the other ants, but he was also the weakest ant within the hill. Would you believe that Pedro was once [...]

Three Great Story Openings

By |2019-04-09T19:58:32+00:00April 9th, 2019|

Like it or hate it, Forest Gump captured attention as it began with Tom Hanks sitting on a bench at a bus stop. Just like many other great movies, they decided to start at the end and walk their way backward for you to decipher what brought him to that point. So how do you [...]

Just change the story

By |2019-04-02T17:16:53+00:00April 2nd, 2019|

The most successful club in the English Premier League, boasting the largest (club owned) stadium in the country. A club that had demonstrated itself to be leading both in the country as well as competing favourably with the big guns from the continent. This is a club that has a rich history of developing great [...]

Telling YOUR story

By |2019-03-18T21:19:07+00:00March 19th, 2019|

I don’t have a story to tell. How do I put together a story when I am not a Steven Spielberg? There is nothing about me that is interesting enough to build a story on. Just to encourage you, there are definitely loads of stories around you. The only issue is that most of the [...]

The moral of your story

By |2019-03-12T19:34:03+00:00March 13th, 2019|

I remember getting to the end of the movie - Planet of the Apes wondering, what did I just watch? I couldn’t understand how Leo returned to Earth only to realize it had been taken over by Thade. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cliffhanger as much as the next guy but this ending [...]

You Too Can Speak

By |2018-01-28T18:01:58+00:00January 28th, 2018|

I am asked by my manager to give a talk on my work - just to update the department on the great work which I have been doing. I get up to the stage and break out in cold sweat. Looking into their eyes, am lost for words, and all of a sudden I [...]

100 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

By |2018-01-19T16:09:32+00:00January 19th, 2018|

NOA-TC’s 100th meeting will take place on the 8th of February. And this is something to be celebrated!  With the theme "100x out of your comfort zone" we've made a program that will appeal to all. The event will be held in DROOM! in Elst. Here, Tony Ashek, member since 2014, will tell us what [...]