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.
Human beings are pretty complicated, just think of everything we still don’t understand about how our brains work. But staying up to date with studies on human behaviour and understanding how we react, and what our instincts will be, in certain situations...read more
The good news? You can unlearn it just as quickly. The study shows that the ‘pattern-matching’ ability that is tied to intelligence and the ability to learn things quickly can actually cause people to adopt social stereotypes much quicker than...read more
Think you have charisma? Well, it turns out, there might actually be a scientific way to test for it. This article dives into to what makes someone charismatic and how that is viewed by others. Don’t forget though, charisma without HardTalk...read more
Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. HardTalk will help you learn about how to avoid dangerous BrainDrains that are holding you back. This article gives you a real world example about how others can use BrainDrains against you and exactly how that...read more
If you are taking the HardTalk programme, biases will be discussed a lot. One of the big parts of the programme will be to highlight the biases we aren’t aware of that hold us back. This video from the World Economic Forum, highlights how easily we...read more
You might not have heard the word ’emodiversity’ before, but before you dismiss it as a new ‘buzzword’, take a look at this article from Science of Us. It turns out that experiencing, and managing, a range of emotions is much better for...read more