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This is my Blog Page …

… but I call it “Newsroom Secrets” because “Blog” sounds a bit tedious. My aim in each post is to give you a pithy little tip that you might find useful in your own workplace — a secret from my thirty years’ experience as a BBC reporter and presenter.

And Finally … I only post once or twice a time a month, and keep each blog to six short paragraphs. Because I don’t like being bombarded or bored either.  If you enjoy them, do spread the word!

How to avoid annoying your audience at a Conference

We've all sat through events that overrun. Here's a thought on how to avoid it happening next time...

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What a Head Master taught me about Humility — at 41

Memories of interviewing Sir Anthony Seldon, respected educationalist and biographer, when really...

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How to spice up a Presentation on a stodgy topic

Why the secret's in the sauce when you're presenting boring information

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How to blow a breath of fresh air into your office

A startling story of how a senior manager got his team out of a rut ...

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What the Bong Button Taught Me

If you're finding working with colleagues has become a bit routine, here's an idea to freshen...

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How a little music can help your meeting

Here’s an idea if you want to make your meetings a bit more effective.  Put the music on. 

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The Actual Point

A thought about focussing on The Actual Point of why you’re doing what you're doing. 

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How to make a Really Complicated subject sound Fun (with thanks to my two young nephews.)

A trick I often deploy as a journalist -- to ensure I understand something complicated that I'm...

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Why giving work a miss might help you at work

Another idea nicked from the newsroom -- how cutting down on work might help you at work

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A Tip on Dealing with a Small Failure

Here’s the story of a little failure that lots of people saw because it happened live on TV.

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Blogs don’t have to be long or boring — I reckon six snappy paragraphs does the job, and gives you something you will actually remember.

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