Is your brain really wired for multi-tasking?

WARNING: If you are taking five minutes to read this on your computer, don’t forget to read your incoming email alerts. If you are reading this on your phone, make sure you can also see your inbox screen and message pop-ups. Also, just email that client, don’t bother to make a time to meet, that … Read More

Did you leave your communication baggage at the door?

What is the first thing you think of when you think of communication? Is it the words? Is it the tone? Is it the body language? Is it silent communication? There is a saying in the theatre ‘leave your baggage at the door’. It means that you are present in the moment and not thinking … Read More

Do you have an invisible behaviour?

Imagine being held at gunpoint. Now reflect on your reaction to being held at gunpoint. Would you yell or scream? Duck and run? Look the perpetrator in the eye and fight? Or would you do the completely unexpected?  Our reactions and what we communicate – through our body language, voice, and actions – can drastically … Read More

Are we hardwired for trust

Are we hard-wired for trust?

When I heard the words ‘the soft stuff is the hard stuff, nothing beats face-to-face’, I had gone from intrigued to genuinely captivated. I was attending Wired for Wonder in Melbourne, a richly rewarding program of diverse speakers from the arts, business and science. I was there in support of a colleague who was giving … Read More

Do you invest in yourself & others?

This week, we chat to one of our recent participants, Andre Obradovic who attended our Corporate Performance course in Melbourne. Andre is an accredited ICF Leadership/Personal Coach, CEO of rapidly growing technology company m-View and ambassador speaker for Beyond Blue. After 18 years in the Australian Army, graduating from the Royal Military College Duntroon and … Read More

5 tools to enhance your storytelling abilities

People tell stories to illustrate a point, to give credence, to help people understand, to engage an audience or to make them laugh. Storytelling has a place in communication and presentation as it does in life. Stories engage an audience of one or many in a way that statistics alone can’t hope to. Whilst cold … Read More

The secret to a great team? Let them play!

I remember attending a dress-up party when I was seven years old. The theme was ‘princesses and pirates’. As a young girl easily influenced by my older brother, I decided on a pirate. With a patch on my left eye, a jingling pocket of coins and a hook in my left hand, I was practically … Read More

Why an actor can help with your work presentation

Guest blogger, Sean Hall Corporate Tutor March 2015 I’m sitting at the head of a boardroom table, high up in a glass tower somewhere on the 32nd floor, at an initial meeting with a client. Across the table are a group of serious-looking professional men and women: polite, well dressed and patiently waiting for me … Read More