Browsing articles tagged with " communication"

Communicating with a BANG!

Oct 25, 2012   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Articles, Food For Thought  //  No Comments


I was at a networking morning recently and spoke to quite a few people. As is often the case, Read More »

A Night at the Movies

May 17, 2012   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  No Comments

IN SHORT: Our projections alter our reality. So let’s make them movies we enjoy!

“Many of the faults we see in the outside world reflect hidden aspects of ourselves we won’t admit to. And many of the admirable qualities we see in the world reflect what we desire most for ourselves.” [Anon.]

(~1280 words – approx 7-10 mins to read.)

I do like to go to the cinema, especially when I know the movie has been designed to be a rich audio-visual spectacular as well as a great story.
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The 7% Myth

Mar 12, 2012   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  No Comments

Sacred CowIN SHORT: What are your words worth? 7%? Or a whole lot more..?

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
(Napoleon Hill, 19/20th-century US author, journalist & lecturer)


[999 words, approx. 4-9 mins to read]

In the world of personal development and training there are many ‘sacred cows’ – models, rules and other wisdom that gets handed down from trainer to trainee and thus to their colleagues, teams and departments – that have been passed from generation to generation so many times that their origins and original purposes have been glossed over, ignored, forgotten or simply lost in the mists of time. Read More »

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Presenters

Feb 9, 2012   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Articles, Food For Thought, General  //  No Comments

ErrorPublic speaking of one sort or another is inevitably required of us all at some point, and for many it’s a part of their job. However, we all know that doing something frequently doesn’t automatically mean you’re excellent at it.

So, here are some of the 5 biggest mistakes I’ve spotted over the years, and how to avoid them:

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Six Ways to Give Less and Get More

Jul 22, 2011   //   by admin   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  1 Comment

If you want any relationship to remain healthy and positive, you have to keep your ’emotional bank account’ in credit.

And, in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

[The Beatles, ‘The End’ – Abbey Road]

(1199 words – approx 7-10 mins to read)  

Just imagine that – being able to give less to others and yet get more back from them in return! Read More »

In Our Own Little World

Mar 30, 2011   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  1 Comment

IN SHORT: Our visits to other people’s worlds give us a chance to grown and expand our own, so why on earth wouldn’t you want to take a trip like that..?!

“Being comfortable isn’t the way to learn to expand your abilities.”

[Thomas Perry, US author]

(1180 words, approx. 7-11 mins to read)

My wonderful wife recently bought me a Kindle – an e-reader that I can carry a whole library’s worth of books around on in a device around the size of a large paperback but the thickness of a pencil.

To start with I set about finding as many freebie books as I could and, as some of you may know, many older books are now out of copyright and electronic versions are pretty easy to find. One of the many books I downloaded, which I’m sightly ashamed to say I’d never read before, was Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”.
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