Three Writing Rules to Disregard

I love this article. I have seen research that says the brain can’t read sentences longer than 24(ish) words, but in here a 59 word sentence is easy to read.

Very useful advice from Drayton Bird on Public Speaking

I just got sent this email from Drayton Bird and it made sense to me.     Public speaking terrifies most people – and that used to include me. So when an old client sent me the below email, I felt obliged to help. And I dare say, if you have a presentation looming, you’ll … Continued

New Brand launch for management consulting firm, Plural Strategy

Plural launched their new brand in October 2018. Working with brand agency, Thinkfarm, we took the Plural team through a research process, delivering a brand map and key messages.   The Plural story behind the logo This is a five year old management consulting company.  It is led by industry veterans and staffed with a … Continued

Launch of DLR Analytics at De La Rue

One year ago I was part of the team that launched DLR Analytics. Nearly 50% market penetration in one year. I was proud to be part of this great team delivering a great SaaS product.

Launching DLR Analytics for De La Rue

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Useful resources when planning a talk

TED Talks: the official TED guide to public speaking by Chris Anderson A brilliant presenter engaging really well with the audience – The transformative power of classical music, Benjamin Zander   A presentation about the ‘shape’ of good presentations – Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators     Hero’s Journey Used for “Translating … Continued

Winning Team at the Central Banking Awards 2018

I was proud to be part of the De La Rue team that won an award at Central Banking Awards 2018   Front:  Emma Gray, Crispin White, Dr Simon Jones Standing: Mark Foster, Martin EstCourt, Devika hinge, Dr Nikki Strickland, Doug Brooks, Martin Sutherland, Selva Selvaratnam

De La Rue, Star Wars, The GREAT Campaign

This was great project to work on with the De La Rue team. And it raised over £186,000 for Together for Short Lives charity   Commemorative Note for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Commemorative Note for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A partnership between De La Rue, Disney/Lucas Films and The GREAT Britain campaign to … Continued

Always marketing

In August 2017 I climbed Kilimanjaro – for me not for De La Rue.  But being a good team member remembered a company flag!!!