Confidence Is Key

Confidence Is Key

Never Too Old To Learn This lesson about confidence is one I have been teaching students of all ages since time began. Saying that, if it’s true that doctors make the worst patients, perhaps Teachers don’t make the greatest learners. Still, we are never...
The Year In Review

The Year In Review

The end of 2017 is drawing ever-closer, leaving me feeling somewhat reflective. It is natural, I suppose, as one year ends, to muse over the highs and lows experienced in the twelve months that have gone. As a self-employed Creative Practitioner, whose professional...
The A-word : How Assertive Are You?

The A-word : How Assertive Are You?

The A-word Could you pinpoint the difference between assertive and aggressive if asked? It’s not a trick question. I am genuinely curious because these are two of the most frequently misused words in the English language. In truth, they have very little in...
SAVVY NETWORKING

SAVVY NETWORKING

Injured in Battle I doubt there is anyone out there in the business world who hasn’t been scarred, at some point in their professional life, by a bad networking experience. It happens to the very best of us. Unfortunately, it usually sticks with us for a long...
Try A Different View

Try A Different View

One of the things that excites me most about meeting new people, is the opportunity that brings to see things from an alternative perspective. We all have our own unique take on the world, and by the time we reach adulthood, a lot of our opinions are firmly fixed....
Is Every Artist A Tortured Artist?

Is Every Artist A Tortured Artist?

Is Art Always Born From Suffering? There are too many tragic tales of tortured Artists who suffered in order to create the work that earned them recognition. Van Gogh cut his own ear off, Amy Winehouse pressed self-destruct repeatedly until there were no more encores...
When in doubt, IMPROVISE

When in doubt, IMPROVISE

I have begun to realise there are certain skills I take for granted; skills I have acquired over the years which come as second nature to me. Only last week, I was forced to re-plan a session just moments before I delivered it, having been misinformed about the...
Size Isn’t Everything

Size Isn’t Everything

Never quite hitting the dizzying heights of 5′ myself, I am well aware that size isn’t everything. However, having just completed the biggest project of my career to date, I’m coming round to the fact that it does matter. This weekend, the curtain...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Taking the Plunge the First Time The last few months have been big ones in my professionally creative universe. They have marked and confirmed my return to full-time self-employment after a three year hiatus to run a high school Drama Department. In many ways, nothing...
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