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Racism in Canada: “some leaders still don’t understand” Feb 14, 2021

Helping young Black entrepreneurs cope after the killing of George Floyd; being a well-known community leader and still being pulled over by cops for ‘driving while black’; and being surprised by how some prominent business leaders...

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Take a writing tip from the obituary that went viral writing Feb 08, 2021

Well, this is a first. I’ve never used an obituary as the inspiration for a blog on writing. Let’s face it, most obituaries are pretty dull, formulaic affairs. Heart-felt, I’m sure, but all too often earnest and lacking any sense...

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Smart planning will help you really connect with your audience planning Feb 08, 2021

‘I’m afraid my internet will go down… I’m afraid I’ll push the wrong button… I’m afraid my slides won’t work.’

These are just a few of my clients’ fears when they have to make a virtual...

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Tips to help your next writing project speech writing Feb 01, 2021

Sometimes the empty page or the blank screen can paralyze us. So here’s some advice from that wonderful Newfoundland writer and now Halifax resident Donna Morrissey: "Don’t agonize about or over-think the process of writing. Just get...

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How to maximize your brainpower in turbulent times brainpower Jan 22, 2021

By Eileen Pease, President of Dynamic Learning Inc.

These turbulent times do make it more difficult to focus on what you really want to do. Assuming you have set some goals for 2021, let’s work with your brain to actually achieve them.

Here...

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Politics and poetry unite to heal a nation writing Jan 20, 2021

Next time you’re tasked with giving a speech or making a presentation, don’t be in a hurry to start writing. Pause. Hold. Reflect. Think about the changes you want your words to prompt, in attitude, in opinion, in behaviour.

Think...

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Story helps take team from hopeless to hopeful story Jan 11, 2021

Cleveland Browns football fans are a patient bunch. The last time they had a post-season win was in the 1994 season. Not so long ago they set a franchise record by losing their first ten games. That all changed on Sunday… and it’s...

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The four elements of a successful story story Jan 10, 2021

We are all besieged, bombarded and bewildered by information. So how do we get people to pay attention to our important information? Especially if most of our information is data, facts and stats.

The answer is simple. One word, in fact: story....

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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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