Five things I learned from interviewing Allan Pease

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Allan Pease, communications guru at the Recovery Summit.  He and his wife Barbara are multiple-time best selling authors, world-renowned speakers and communication trainers.  We had a conversation about selling, communicating and pitching over Video Conference. Fascinating and fun because Allan is high energy and practices what he preaches. Read more about Five things I learned from interviewing Allan Pease[…]

1 week -> MC & moderator in 3 conferences; FIA mobility and sport conference, The Recovery Summit, Transition Forum – Here’s what I learned

So it is Friday and I am now looking back over what has been a rather busy week. With June still being everyone’s favorite month to hold a conference I have found myself MC-ing/interviewing at three events in one week. It is almost like BC (Before Covid), except I never left London though I did Read more about 1 week -> MC & moderator in 3 conferences; FIA mobility and sport conference, The Recovery Summit, Transition Forum – Here’s what I learned[…]

Three places at once – the FIA, Recovery Summit and Transition Forum

This week is one of those where I have ended up in three places at once, virtually of course. It does seem to be the season for conferences and seminars so I am delighted to have been involved – MC-ing, interviewing and more – in three very different events. Formula 1 media guru James Allen Read more about Three places at once – the FIA, Recovery Summit and Transition Forum[…]

A date for your diary – The Recovery Summit

When is the last time your conversation with someone didn’t involve the word ‘pandemic?’ I’ve followed and reported on what has become the biggest global crisis for a century for the Global GoalsCast and am relieved that conversation now centers around topics like,  How do we bounce back from this?  How do we learn the Read more about A date for your diary – The Recovery Summit[…]

How do we design a post-Covid world?

What will the future of the world be like post Covid-19? Take your pick of crystal ball forecasts. There are now thousands of views of what life will look like after the virus. Some of these inspire me, others less so. Understandably, people see the future through the prism of their own preconceptions. For example, Read more about How do we design a post-Covid world?[…]

Four techniques to improve your video conferencing presentation skills

(or, how to Zoom your way through Covid-19) I’m doing online communication training courses – tailored for people who are doing more online video conference pitches and speeches. To be clear, I have been doing these for years, but for obvious reasons they have become very popular lately. A typical course last about three hours Read more about Four techniques to improve your video conferencing presentation skills[…]

Six truly inspirational women – for International Women’s Day

On Sunday it is International Women’s Day. I will be celebrating with the girls of Kakuma refugee camp and iamtheCODE, an organisation that is helping them develop computing skills which could lead to empowerment, independence and a great deal more. In fact, the I am the code’s aim is to create one million young women Read more about Six truly inspirational women – for International Women’s Day[…]

Thinking the unthinkable. Radical solutions for climate change – we got ‘em!

Nothing like some trolling by people whose side you’re on to make you feel good. Earlier in the week I retweeted an article written by Izabella Kaminska, editor of the FT Alphaville blog who claimed that buying BP might deliver a speedier solution for climate change than ongoing activism. Izabella argued “putting your money where Read more about Thinking the unthinkable. Radical solutions for climate change – we got ‘em![…]

BP’s net zero plans and KKR’s new impact fund. Stepping stones towards Global Goals?

I am taking a moment to examine the two huge Global Goals related news stories in the past 48 hours. In case you missed them… BP unveiled very ambitious plans to reduce the oil company’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050. And earlier on massive investment fund KKR, announced a $1.3bn (just over £1bn) Read more about BP’s net zero plans and KKR’s new impact fund. Stepping stones towards Global Goals?[…]