The do’s and don’ts of public speaking

Did you know that some people fear public speaking more than death? We’re guessing that isn’t you ‘cause you’ve clicked on this article. At Pragmatic Thinking, our expert facilitators do public speaking every single day and thanks to them, we’ve got a tonne of tips and tricks up our sleeves. In saying that, here are …

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emotions in the workplace

Should we be avoiding emotions in the workplace?

As a leader, you’ve probably been in situations where emotions are running high in the workplace. When communicating difficult news like redundancy it can cause an emotional response in both yourself and the person you’re delivering the message to. But what should we be doing about it? Should we be avoiding emotions in the workplace? …

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5 female leaders everyone can learn from

Stepping into a new level of leadership can be daunting. It’s worthwhile taking the time to listen to and learn from the stories of others. Today we’re sharing five podcast episodes featuring female leaders that will inspire you to take your career to new heights. You’ll learn from an expert voice coach, the CEO of …

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how to give constructive feedback

How to give constructive feedback to your team

Throughout your work life, there are going to be times (many, many times) when you’ll need to give some constructive feedback. And while most of us don’t enjoy giving negative feedback, it’s something that goes hand in hand with working in a team. Whether you’ve noticed a minor concern like a couple of typos in …

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Surprising science-backed ways to improve your public speaking

Regardless of your day-to-day role, it’s worth taking the time to improve your public speaking skills. While you may not think you do a lot of public speaking, the truth is we all need the ability to communicate our ideas effectively. At one of our Think Club events Ryan Lewty, one of our expert facilitators, …

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Facing resistance and procrastination in the workplace

When you come up against resistance or procrastination within your team, you’ve got to create a plan to address it. Whether its verbal resistance, a task that keeps being pushed to next week’s to-do list, or a more subtle form of resistance, it’s best to nip it in the bud as soon as you can. …

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live person rule

How the ‘live person’ rule can make you a better manager

If you’re looking for something you can action today that’ll make you a better manager, the ‘live person’ rule is gonna be your new best friend. It’s a concept that many therapists use as a guiding principle and it’s a lot easier to implement than you may think. Grab out a pen and paper and …

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non verbal communication techniques

Non-verbal communication techniques leaders should know

Any leader worth their salt takes the time to learn and master the art of non-verbal communication techniques. Sure, it feels a bit weird at first, but these subtle changes can make a big impact on the way people perceive you and interpret your message. The correct use of non-verbal communication techniques is a game-changer …

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