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Guest blog: Crafting and delivering a great business anecdote

Guest blog from Andrew Thorp, founder of Speakeasy. At MojoLife (and through our Cassons Speakeasy sessions) we’ve been on a bit a mission to get business people to embrace the importance of stories and storytelling. We believe that stories are yo...

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16 May 12
Andrew Thorp, Co-Founder of MojoLife

Guest blog: Asbestos in the Workplace

From Phil Kelly, Director, Petty Chartered Surveyors What is asbestos? Asbestos is a generic term for naturally occurring fibrous silicate materials. The three main types are white, brown and blue. For many years, asbestos was used in many buildin...

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14 Mar 12
Phil Kelly, Petty CS

Guest blog - Why public speaking is an essential skill for women in business

From Karen Hands, Thought into Action Ltd Have you ever noticed how rarely women are included in the programme to speak at events and conferences? Or how few women feature in regional business magazines or the business pages of the press?

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28 Feb 12
Karen Hands, Thought Into Action Ltd

Guest blog: Public speaking mastery – learning from Sir Ken Robinson

Anyone who’s met me or read any of my musings will know of my enormous respect for Sir Ken Robinson. A professor and thought-leader on educational reform (or rather ‘transformation’), Sir Ken’s most famous speech is his 2006 TED Talk on how school...

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14 Feb 12
Andrew Thorp, Co-Founder of MojoLife

Guest blog: Empty property business rates

From Phil Kelly, Director, Petty Chartered Surveyors From April 2011, the empty property Business Rates threshold reverted to rateable value of 2,600 from the previous level of 18,000. This is of great concern for SMEs and commercial property ow...

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9 Feb 12
Phil Kelly, Petty CS

Bread time stories - corporate storytelling & pull marketing

Guest blog from Andrew Thorp, founder of the Speakeasy Groups On a recent visit to London I happened upon the wonderful Le Pain Quotidien (PQ) café/restaurant. It’s a memorable experience – something worth talking about (evidently!). The food is superb...

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19 Oct 11
Andrew Thorp, Co-Founder of MojoLife

Guest blog: The "less is more" principle

Over the many months we've been running Speakeasy at Cassons (Lancashire office), we've used the phrase 'less is more' many times (perhaps too many times!). So what do we mean by this, and how does it relate to presenting? Having been asked to mak...

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11 Aug 11
Andrew Thorp, Co-Founder of MojoLife