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How to spot a story built on a lie fake news Jan 10, 2021

The events in Washington on January 6th demonstrated one thing very clearly - the power of a story built on a lie.

If you listened to the rioters who stormed the Capitol, you heard the same thing, over and over: ‘everybody knows the election...

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Why story is vital to a project's success story Jan 10, 2021

In December, Christians all over the world celebrated the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jews celebrated Hanukkah, the story of the Jews rising up against their oppressors in the second century BC. Later in the year, Muslims will celebrate...

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Future is no place for ‘business as usual’ Jan 08, 2021

If you thought the last 12 months happened at breakneck speed, that’s only just a taste of what’s to come. “The future will catch you by surprise,” warns Buhle Dlamini

Buhle, an author and global speaker on future...

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How our words have gone viral this year language Dec 10, 2020

After a hard day in your zoom-room, or maybe a run-in with a covidiot, you’re probably ready for a quarantini.

This past year has brought profound changes to all of us, in the way that we interact with friends, strangers and work colleagues....

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Take 30 days and turn gratitude into a habit gratitude Dec 10, 2020
by Steve Foran, the Gratitude Guy
We’re hearing a lot about finding the good in 2020 and being grateful for it. I fully support this idea, but we have to be careful in crossing the line into judgement. In spite of believing you can find lots...
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Tips for taming your monkey focus Dec 08, 2020

I'd like to share a video I was asked to contribute to this week's annual convention of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

A few of us were asked to provide content for a section titled "One thing I know for sure". I decided to...

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Insights for connecting while distancing Dec 06, 2020

by Patricia Morgan (Therapist, author, speaker)

In March 2020, the world’s population was called to demonstrate resilience by adapting to health protocols to keep us all healthy and safe. By April, I was providing emotional support to more...

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Tips for maintaining mental health in difficult times Nov 22, 2020

It’s been a year of mental stress for everyone. The anxiety brought by Covid-19; the systemic racism that prompted the Black Lives Matter movement; the divisions and disinformation of the US elections.

Where we are, in Atlantic Canada, there...

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Focus on the soup, not the can virtual events Nov 14, 2020

The virtual world is like a can of soup, says Halina St James. The technology is the can, whether it’s Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, or some other video-conferencing app. But what’s in the can, the soup, is the most important thing. The...

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Good listening is much more than keeping quiet Nov 11, 2020

Being a good speaker is important in our virtual world. But it’s not the most important skill a leader should be displaying in Zoom and Skype calls.

The most important skill, according to leaders of the faculty of executive education at the...

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How Joe Biden controls his life-long stutter Nov 09, 2020

Joe Biden has struggled with a stutter all his life. Even now, after 47 years in the public spotlight, he says there are times - when he is tired - that he finds himself stuttering.

So how did he prepare for the most important speech of his life?

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Does your virtual meeting feel like a seance? Nov 09, 2020

A Facebook posting characterized speaking virtually as 'a seance’. There was a picture of four people holding hands and around a table with a candle. Their leader was saying, “Elizabeth, can you hear me? Show yourself, Elizabeth. Say...

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