NH Blog – Articles on business communication

Sep 11, 2020

6 Steps to Communicate across your Organisation

6 STEPS TO COMMUNICATING ACROSS YOUR ORGANISATION Communicating effectively is challenging. Communication within an organisation is the foundation for development and […]

Jan 24, 2021

The best facilitators use inclusive communication

Effective communication is an important tool in fostering and promoting an inclusive learning culture. While participating in a learning and working environment, have […]

Sep 08, 2020

Assertiveness in practice

I spend a lot of my time conducting communication skills programs for employees from a range of different industries. The employees are different in as many ways as they […]

Aug 10, 2020

Common sense is not so common

So said the French philosopher Voltaire, in 1764. Seems it has been the topic of discussion for hundreds of years! Many of us use the phrase “common sense” in regard to […]

Jun 17, 2020

How to give a killer presentation or…not let your presentation kill you!

In preparing for a recent training I gave on ‘Conducting Webinars,’ I came across a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article written by TED Talks’ Curator, Chris Anderson […]

Jun 10, 2020

Different communication styles – the best communicators know this, so should you (Part 2)

In my last blog post of this two part series, I explained the 4 primary communication styles taken from New Horizons' Advanced Interpersonal Communication course. As […]

May 27, 2021

The science of presenting (Part 3)

This is the third and final part of the Science of Presenting series. Make sure you read parts one and two. I hope you enjoy them. Logic The audience or learner must […]

May 20, 2021

The art of thinking clearly

In one of my previous blog posts, I wrote about how in a recent training I was conducting on influence and persuasion, one of the participants asked me if I could […]

May 13, 2021

How to avoid reinventing the wheel

There’s never enough time, yet we still manage to reinvent the wheel! Recently, I was reminded of the fact that I probably waste a lot of time reinventing the wheel. […]

May 06, 2021

Different communication styles, Part 1 – the best communicators know this, so should you.

One area I spend a lot of time teaching students is different communication styles. I discuss the importance of knowing their communication style, its effect on others, […]

Nov 12, 2020

More haste, less speed

There are three areas that I believe substantiate the saying “more haste, less speed” and they are critical to the effective management of time in our everyday working […]

Nov 05, 2020

Killer Fillers

In the past three weeks, I have had two separate people in training who, on numerous occasions, said “to be honest” in front of what they were about to share. Both were […]

Oct 29, 2020

Taking the emotion out of feedback

One of the greatest challenges managers face is how to give constructive feedback that results in their employee feeling positive and motivated to change their behaviour […]

Oct 22, 2020

‘Pure’ listen your way to the top

By the time you read this blog I would have celebrated my fifty-second birthday. I always take the opportunity on my special day to take an extended pause and reflect […]

Oct 08, 2020

6 tips to help master the art of influence

Are you having trouble getting your ideas for change across to your customers or those within your organisation who have the power to influence and make things […]

Aug 13, 2020

4 techniques to improve your active listening skills

Why is it so difficult to stay focused and actively engaged in some conversations?  One of the main reasons is that we listen faster than we talk. In today's […]

Aug 06, 2020

MH-17 and words

My brother is a journalist, working and living in Russia. He does proffer a different view on what is happening in the Ukraine than the stories we get over here. […]

Jul 30, 2020

Assertiveness – From theory to practice

I spend a lot of my time conducting communication skills programs for employees from a range of different industries. The employees are different in as many ways as they […]

Jul 09, 2020

Ace your next presentation with lessons from these tennis pros

Nineteen year old Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios, has been lauded in recent times for his confident win at Wimbledon over world number one, Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios […]

Feb 19, 2021

I’ve got a hang up; I can’t communicate

“I’ve got a hang up. I can’t communicate. I’ve got a hang up, but I’m a happy man.” I remember singing and bopping along to those words in my last year of high school. […]