Debating The Ethics Of Brand Rhetoric And Philosophy With Niluka Kavanagh

I’m fascinated with the concept of rhetoric. This is the art of persuasion that goes back to the ancient world of orators giving grand speeches, moving audiences with the power of words and creating an emotional connection.

Today, rhetoric remains an invaluable part of public speaking and marketing. There are many layers to this complex system of communication and people have used it for good and bad. 

Learning how to use rhetoric ethically is a worthwhile exercise, particularly in the marketing realm. It was fun to get nerdy on the subject with Niluka Kavanagh, a presentation coach and branding consultant well-versed in rhetoric.

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Colin Smith On The Philosophy Of Listening And Forging Stronger Human Connections

Listening is arguably the most important life skill we can have. It’s how we show we’re connected to each other, how we process information and turn knowledge into wisdom.

It’s also about more than just hearing someone and Colin Smith has dedicated his life to helping people become better listeners and developing their own philosophy of being connected to someone else.

In this interview, we delve into listening techniques, the musicality of listening and how leaders can get better at paying attention.

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How To Provide True Mental Health Change In Business With Mike Holland

Having a mental health conversation is more than just being open about what we’re feeling. It’s about holding ourselves and each other accountable to do better in breaking down stigmas, especially in the workplace.

Creating a positive work culture of mental health is a key area of change and it’s people like Mike Holland who’re on the front line of this fight.

A hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach and self-development coach for leaders, Holland is the founder of Mind Being You.

We talk about how business leaders can do more for the mental health crisis, why mindfulness is more than just relaxation sessions and more.

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Championing Diversity And Values Appropriately With SheHeThey’s Michael Ayre

Diversity, inclusion, practicing what you preach. There’s an argument to be made that in today’s world these are buzzwords that are used to tick a box.

It’s vital that business owners take these words heart and soul and apply them appropriately and it’s refreshing to see a marketplace like SheHeThey take it on board. 

Created by Michael Ayre and Luke Jordan, SheHeThey is a new marketplace for diverse brands and people who want to share their story. 

It was a pleasure to talk to Mike about the mission behind the platform, businesses truly practicing what they preach within the LGBT community and the cycle of positive consumerism. 

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