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Christmas 2021

A Christmas competition

A chance to win 2 hours of training with Jayne. Simply email me an example of a piece of brilliant communication you’ve seen in 2021 (podcast/ presentation/ talk/ interview/ article).

Names will go into a hat and the winner will be pulled out and notified on 6 January 2022.

A Christmas
confidence cracker

My most popular blog of 2021 on the subject of confidence

Three wise gifts

My pandemic podcast

Useful and practical tools to help us through these strange and difficult times. Still relevant today.

David Attenborough at Cop26

Sir David Attenborough has shared his hope for COP26 as People’s Advocate #COP26

A poem on the underground

I hope you find this as moving as I did.

Time to be slow

“This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.”

― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Festive foodie fun

Mary Berry’s mince pies will win any Christmas get-together. These Christmassy bites have delicious orangey pastry and grated marzipan on top that gives a wonderful flavour.

A festive funny – the one about Mary, Jesus and the assertive sheep

Christmas past

The twelve gifts of Christmas communication

Christmas present

NEW : my final blog for 2021. Thoughts on authenticity and crying in car parks!

Christmas future

For Christmas future, here’s a new year’s resolution:

that we all listen more. And that we seek to understand others rather than silence them. As ex US President Lyndon B Johnson said: “If you’re not listening, you’re not learning”.

Festive reading and viewing

Fascinating reading and practical guidance for anyone working in international teams. A real eye opener for me.

A compelling, uplifting and funny film – just what we need at the moment