Editing

I’m really looking forward to brushing up my editing skills by participating in an editing workshop tomorrow to be presented by the marvellous Margie Riley – aka Better Manuscript Editing. Editing and proofreading are such under-rated skills yet they can...

“You should charge much more.”

People keep saying this about my Public Speaking for Introverts workshops. Contact me soon to book a session for your staff – in case they convince me. South-east Queensland: $350 plus GST. Per workshop, not per attendee. NFPs/Interstate/Overseas: By negotiation....

Effective Writing

Tax practitioners and tax officers alike, indeed all professionals, are at risk of their message failing to meets its target in an environment where we are all overwhelmed with communications. So it was a great privilege to last week again spend two days helping to...

Banjo Paterson and buying our own PR.

I’m a dreadful disappointment to my sons. Of all the fathers they could have had, theirs had to be in that miniscule minority of Australian men who, on being asked whether they “saw the game” on the weekend, is unlikely to know what sport they were expected to be...

Habits of Highly Effective Tax Officers

It was my great privilege to present to 60 plus ATO officers today on habits of highly effective tax officers. How heartening to find the group so engaged and focused on how to maintain and continuously improve their effectiveness. Doubtless there are many challenges...

A Tale of Two Colins

Today I posted this story on my website www.publicspeakingintroverts.net. It is the first of my interviews on anxiety in public speaking and other performance contexts. I would love to hear your story too. All content is cleared by interviewees and can be presented...

Habits of Highly Effective Public Officials

Have you observed a highly effective tax officer or other public official? In July, I have the privilege of presenting to an Australian Taxation Office skills training session on the Habits of Highly Effective Tax Officers. If you have any observations or stories that...