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Preparing for the Unprepared

By |2020-06-09T18:13:59+00:00June 10th, 2020|

Last email, we looked at practicing to become amazing. Again looking at baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.,who went on a run of 2632 consecutive games. We also looked at moving from sprint races of 200 m to running a marathon (no, I still haven't been able to run one, so deleted it from [...]

How It’s Done

By |2020-06-09T18:08:37+00:00June 9th, 2020|

Last email, we established the importance of practicing. Looking at the baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., we saw how he went on a run of 2632 consecutive games. To put that in perspective, for 16 years straight, the coach NEVER dropped Cal Ripken Jr. from the squad to play. Initially, I also wondered [...]

Practicing to Consistency

By |2020-05-22T08:23:50+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

How are you keeping on? We are going through very strange times, losing friends and friends to this unseen and small enemy. I hope you are keeping safe and the impact on you is reduced. I wonder how you are coping with this so called new 'normal'. My kids just started going to school this [...]

Measure it

By |2020-04-30T18:02:45+00:00April 30th, 2020|

In the last couple of emails, we started on the subject of so-called filler words (ehm, um, ah, like, you know, isn't it, etc.). It is a crutch that afflicts many of us when we are giving a presentation. We also established that one of the causes is our brain moving faster than we can [...]

The Powerful Shh

By |2020-04-15T16:02:56+00:00April 15th, 2020|

It has been an interesting couple of weeks, with the entire COVID-19 lockdown around the world as we grapple with a worldwide pandemic. Most importantly, I hope you are keeping healthy and taking care of yourself and your loved ones. I know for sure that this too shall pass so as we harken to the [...]

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 [...]