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Pitch-Perfect… Some Comms #101 (Part I)

July 1, 2015

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Although not quite as fabulously sinister as Alec Baldwin’s “Always Be Closing” landing a pitch can be more than a challenge at times. I’ve worked with seasoned pros who will still, in moments of self-deprecating honesty and usually following a big win, quietly tell you they still baulk at the prospect of a pressurised pitch. […]

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Get with the programme… or at least get out of the way

June 30, 2015


“I’m not sure I could add any value to that.“ “It’s beyond the scope of my skill-set.” “I’d love to help but I’m not sure I’m the subject-matter expert you need.” “That’s not within the remit of my role.” We’ve all come across them. Some of us know them. Many of us work with them. […]

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You just have to feel sorry for them, don’t you?

October 17, 2011


Who? What? Not being the most alert morning person, I had to ask what my female colleague (let’s call her The Mammy) was talking about. “You know those women, the ones married to their jobs, who don’t have children; most of them don’t even have husbands, you know – that kind of person. You just […]

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I’m sweating spinal fluid here – is everyone working as hard as me ?

February 1, 2010


This isn’t everybody folks, but there is a certain kind of She Boss who creates a culture that is demoralising, negative and soul-wrenching for the 40-plus hours a week you’ll spend in work. If you’ve had one, you’ll know what I mean. If not, think Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly crossed with a PMT-ridden Machiavelli.

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