To train or not to train

A lady in a recent training felt grateful. Better put: she was relieved. She thanked me for having created a safe environment; she had never forgotten a past experience where the trainer made her feel small.

How is that even possible? Read more…

Choosing powerful words

Winston Churchill The Power of Words

“Short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.”

I seldom give a training without this quote from Winston Churchill.

The rationale for short old words is powerful. Read more…

Plunger or planner? Or how to plan a text.

Writing an article, don't just type away. Plan a little first. Here's how to do it.

I have become a more effective writer (and speaker) thanks to journalist Don Fry who puts writers into two categories: plungers and planners.

Plungers start writing before they know what they write.

Planners only write when they know what to write.

What are you? Read more…