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The T Junction

So you’re driving along a road at night in an unfamiliar location and realise that you’re...
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Know Your Audience and Avoid Slow Hand Claps

   My first professional speech was in the 1980s to 500 drunk travel agents at a golf dinner....
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Be Curious

I have always believed that curiosity was a sign of intelligence. This has struck me over and...
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Overcome Nerves, Present with Confidence

How a practice-based coaching session can help overcome the barriers to a perfect...

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  • The T Junction Editor's Pick

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