21 February 2018In a nutshell…What are “Constructive Conversations”?Human beings like to build stuff. Things that have value. That last.In a way, every one of us is engaged in a life-long project to shape the landscape of the future. With our deeds and our words.READ MORE….
25th January 2018By choosing the right MC you can relax and be a guest at your own event.One evening when I was working at The State Theatre in Pretoria, the main entrances were found to be inexplicably locked just before showtime. This meant that audiences, performers (orchestra, dancers, actors) and crew all had to access the building through the stage door. READ MORE….
28th November 2017Laugh all the way to the bank.Okay, so you have an important product/service/message to communicate. Success, maybe even the survival of your company, depends on the results you get. This is no laughing matter, dammit! …Which is why you need comedy. Time may be money, but that doesn’t mean boring everyone into a coma is a good investment. READ MORE….
2 March 2018Toolkit Tip 1:Why should I say “Yes” to someone if I don’t agree with them?In communication, there’s a common misconception that the word “Yes” is a destination, the end point of a discussion. But it isn’t. “Yes” is just the beginning.READ MORE….
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12 March 2018INFOGRAPHIC: Build Better Business through effective relationships.Client feedback proves “Constructive Conversations” is popular and highly effective. “Constructive Conversations” empowers leaders to make better connections with clients and team members by using smarter communication strategies. READ MORE….
20 March 2018What if I say the wrong thing? I’m writing this post for Human Rights Day in South Africa, although whenever I deliver my keynote, people express anxiety about saying something “wrong”. Perhaps it’s a product of our history, upbringing or schooling. Whatever the cause, we feel anxious about speaking, like we somehow have to earn the privilege. And yet it’s our right. READ MORE….
27 March 2018GOALS & CONTEXT. Interview by Bruce Dennill. For comedian Al Prodgers, braaiing is all about keeping things simple. Al Prodgers has come back from the brink. He went through a patch during which he simply couldn’t braai. But he’s okay now…READ MORE….
10 April 2018Use this one technique to master difficult conversations. “Hell is other people” said the philosopher and business conversations often prove that this is true. However, if your verbal communication is not getting the positive results you want, why not try something different? …READ MORE….
25 April 20184 Ways to get what you really want out of a business meeting.We have many reasons for attending meetings, not least of which is, “I was told to be here.” Some people see them as a rare opportunity to shine, others regard them as proof that hell is real. …READ MORE….
25 May 2018It’s Your Moment… Take a Deep Breath.(How to not to undermine yourself when speaking). Let’s assume you’re in a meeting and you’re called upon to give your input. Whether or not you’ve been taken by surprise, your reaction in this instant has a massive effect on how your words are received. …READ MORE….
14 June 2018Al Prodgers Cooks his Favourite Winter Ostrich Bolognaise. Recipe Included! OKAY, I admit – I do cook, and I like it. But I shouldn’t be allowed to. For starters (“starters” … get it?), good cooks are focused and methodical – qualities I became a comedian to avoid.…READ MORE….
05 July 2018Give your staff permission to exceed your expectations.I’ve delivered my Constructive Conversations keynote and workshops to diverse groups, from 6 financial advisors to 600 restaurant managers at a time. READ MORE….