Travel Thursday: Palma, Majorca

Majorca (or Mallorca, as it is also spelled) is probably best known as a tourist destination to middle-aged Brits for decades – even as their younger fellow-travellers head elsewhere in the Balearic Islands – notably to Ibiza. It’s also home to thousands of expatriate Britons – although whether that will continue post-Brexit is a question…

Tuesday Training: Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring – and trees that bloom on their own time.

  What’s the difference between Mentoring and Coaching? Between Teaching and Training? How can we, as coaches, trainers, educators and mentors best serve those that we are helping? That’s one of the issues with John Maxwell’s Servant Leadership, of course (which I’ll address in a future Tuesday Training post) But its also something I’ve been…

Tools for Podcasts

To create a podcast, the most important things are not physical … they are ideas, concepts, and value. However, assuming you DO have the ideas, etc, then you need some tech to create a podcast. 1) Microphone. This can be as simple as the mic on your smartphone, or the microphone built into your laptop…

Top 5 Public Speaking tips

As part of a tutorial for students in the Online Journalism subject that I teach (KJB222 at Queensland University of Technology) we were discussing ‘Listicles’ this week … brief stories that are essentially a short list of related ‘facts’ that make a semi-coherent story. I asked them for example of a topic they could use…