You’ve probably realised by now that HardTalk™ is all about communication. We LOVE talking and listening and learning.
The HardTalk™ blog is a forum for us to share useful insights that address common HardTalk™ scenarios and offer advice to make us better communicators and colleagues.
Some of them are written by the HardTalk™ team (Perspiration), drawn from their research and experience, and some are written by people and institutions that we admire (Inspiration) and whose words support why programmes like HardTalk™ are so necessary in the modern workplace.
Ever obviously people watched from the corner of a room, felt unseen on a train whilst you pick your nose or felt like a behaviour was acceptable because no one was watching? Well apparently someone is. Listen to the clip on BBC Radio iPlayer:...read more
This might be a deeply personal account of the ways in which we communication and how they can impact our personal lives. But it is also a window into the many ways in which listening is all too often overlooked as a communication tool, especially when it...read more
Candour is the cure for mediocrity. Just one of the many useful lessons to be taken from this informative video from Joe Allan at Michaela Community School. You will be glad you watched! Watch the full video here:...read more
Thanks to globalisation, so many companies now do business across multiple borders and include a diverse range of employees, suppliers, clients and customers. Maintaining productive levels of communication in this situation, can be complicated and there are...read more
77% of Directors want their boards to be more open to debate and an essential part of their potential to succeed is based on their ability to take and respond to criticism. How do you react to criticism? Could you do better? Find out more. Read the...read more
If you are looking to improve your communication skills, it turns out you could learn a lot from improv and comedy. Even if you aren’t a natural performer, apparently we would all benefit from embracing failure, nonsense and the ability to laugh at...read more