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Posted on 8th January 2023 at 17:51
Sat through the first episode of The Apprentice tonight but I'm not sure I can be bothered pursuing it to the end because it's so irritatingly phoney.
Posted on 24th November 2022 at 11:05
Wendy Mitchell has Alzheimers, but refuses to give up on life. In fact since her diagnosis she has written three books and been awarded two honorary degrees.
Posted on 8th January 2022 at 15:10
If you live in south Bristol you'll be pleased to hear that the trees in the Totterdown Community Orchard have had their demons cast out.
In the ancient ceremony of Wassailing, local villagers gathered to make very loud noises, using pots, pans, wooden spoons and the human mouth and vocal chords, and to drink cider punch.
This is to wake the trees from their winter sleep and inspire them to produce an even better crop of apples for cider this year. We also hung bits of toast from tree branches, to let the trees know we were drinking their health. Some people also poured cider on to the trees, although this struck me as a bit cannibalistic.
Posted on 31st August 2021 at 23:19
If you haven't done it before it can be daunting. I'm a former BBC reporter and veteran corporate communicator who's just started running courses in how to do this effectively. And judging from these comments from my last three trainees, I don't do a bad job...
Posted on 21st December 2020 at 15:25
The Covid19 pandemic is turning the world upside down.
So let’s take the opportunity to turn crisis communication on its head too. The traditional ‘corporate voice’, where everyone’s remorselessly cheerful and bad news gets discreetly airbrushed, is looking increasingly outdated. More and more organisations are declaring a social purpose beyond simply making money. Others are committing to not damaging the planet. Extinction Rebellion’s exhortation to ‘tell the truth’ strikes a chord with many.
But old habits die hard. It’s tempting to say ‘no comment’ or pretend that everything is rosy when it’s not. And even if you have what my old Catholic priest used to call a ‘firm purpose of amendment’ – i e, you’re a sinner now but you really really REALLY want to be good – you have to start somewhere.
So hopefully this checklist will give you some ideas.
Posted on 21st December 2020 at 12:21
Are you feeling unusually warm today? It might be a random weather variation … or it might be that the world is getting hotter.
Alternatively, it might be the uncomfortable feeling that those pesky media types will be knocking on your door any minute to demand answers to some awkward questions.
Posted on 21st December 2020 at 12:10
I had an urgent request yesterday (Sunday afternoon) from the CEO of a company actively involved in the fight against Coronavirus.
He’s a very proactive leader and wants to encourage his people by letting them know he’s doing everything he can for them even though he can’t get physically close at the moment.