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Modern Day Dr Doolittle Does Lots for communicating with humans

I laughed when I saw that the inspiration for Hugh Lofting’s children’s book series on Dr Dolittle came when he thought that actual news was either too horrible or too dull. This made me think of some of the horrible and dull presentations I have sat through – one last …
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What do you do once you have a great story?

As our readers know, we help people clarify their thinking so they can communicate a compelling story. But, what do you do once you have a great story? Many of our clients need to tell that story using a PowerPoint pack and run the risk of creating charts that look …
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Bizarre but Beaut: Can structure actually stimulate creativity?

When we think of creativity, it is easy to think of freedom, a lack of rules – even to the point of anarchy. Creativity after all is all about finding new and different ways of doing things, whether through visual art or other forms. And yet even artists like Picasso …
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Why do most training programs fail?

Learning new skills is an often pleasurable part of working. Attending training courses is interesting, low in pressure often fun and also quite social providing opportunities to network with others within our own companies or potentially others with similar interests outside our own company. Unfortunately, precious little usually changes when …
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