Top tips for communicating at the end of the year

At this time of year, the pressure of everything drawing to a close can feel relentless. It tugs away at us despite the tiredness of an entire year weighing us down and the prospect of compulsory Christmas parties, unfinished 2017 to-do lists and the need to pluck up the courage to face the shops. It … Read More

Six tips to improve the delivery of your next webinar

Webinars are a great way to convey messages to a number of people in different locations. Perhaps you want to connect with clients and talk them through a new product? Or deliver a training seminar to remote employees? There are a myriad of ways that webinars can be used to increase efficiency and cut costs … Read More

How to radiate charisma

Last week, I was minding my own business on my morning commute when a woman got on the train. There was nothing particularly remarkable about her, yet the head of every passenger turned as she boarded. It was as though something powerful had shifted. As if this perfectly ordinary human being had somehow changed the … Read More

Empowering the social economy

NIDA Melbourne opened its doors for operation on 28 February this year, with two light and modern studios in the heart of the city’s Arts precinct. The studios are home to programs from NIDA Open, NIDA Corporate and NIDA Studio, which cater for a wide range of stakeholders. In light of this, we launched a … Read More

Seven things you should consider before delivering bad news

Have you ever been left out of the loop? A former manager of mine once received critical feedback from a board member concerning a cooperative project that I had managed (albeit a successful project). The board deemed the partner organisation a poor fit for an ongoing partnership, so they told my manager they wanted to … Read More

AGM reporting: three tips to tell your EOFY tale

AGM reporting is an opportunity to measure impact, embrace change and address scope. It is a chance to communicate with executive and non-executive stakeholders invested in your business – financially or otherwise – on the performance and prospects of your business. Rather than looking at the reporting as a statutory responsibility, organisations need to understand … Read More

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Engaging an Audience

Making a presentation is essentially having a conversation with your audience. Think about presenters who have engaged and held your attention. Do you feel that they are actually talking to you? Does the presentation feel personal? Does the presenter seem natural and easy? Does it feel that that the presentation is happening for the first … Read More

Taking #NewYearNewYou to the next level

A new year is underway and a fresh level of ambition is coursing through our veins. With goals to focus on in our work and personal lives, it’s worth giving some thought to how we can maximise our connections to get where we want to go in 2017. Who do you want to influence this … 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