Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

Blazingly Simple Guide To Submitting To Conferences

There are many people who would like to speak at a conference but have a variety of reasons why they aren’t doing it. I know I found it almost impossible to stand up in front of a group of people without crumbling just a few years ago but now I’m doing big stages and Keynotes. …

Health and Longevity

5 Techniques To Leave Stress At Work

5 techniques to help you to leave work stress

5 techniques to leave your stress at work. It can be hard holding down a busy job and then leaving the problems, challenges and stresses at work – i.e. not bringing them home with you. It’s easy to bring home periodic stress and worry and this often leads to your home life becoming affected by …

Cultural and Societal Impact

How To Conduct A Phone Interview – 13 Ideas

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A phone interview is an excellent interview activity to include when you’re recruiting. I believe the phone interview is a really important step in the hiring process as it is an effective way for both parties (hiring manager and candidate) to speak to each other before a fully fledged face-to-face interview. The phone interview is …


How To Manage Time with people who make stuff


Paul Graham has a great article on Manager schedules and Maker schedules on his blog. It’s a post I revisit every week as I strive to work out how to balance my management tendencies with the NVM Dev team’s desire to get stuff done. In a nutshell Paul makes the point that manager schedules tend …

Cultural and Societal Impact

How To Support New Conference Speakers

How to support new conference speakers

It’s so good to see new speakers on the speaking circuit recently and new initiatives, like Speak-easy, bringing fresh voices to our industry. However, new speakers are often incredibly nervous on stage. It’s natural – even seasoned conference speakers still get nervous – I still ask myself “Why Do I Do This?” before each talk. …