With my daughters and parents in Australia, August 2019 We have a bigger problem than COVID-19 It’s 2am. And I’ve awoken with the sharp realisation that Corona is perhaps no longer our biggest global fight and focus. Instead, (lack of) (physical) Connection is. Worldwide Crisis Last night, announcements were made in the Netherlands, and worldwide, … Continue reading #KeepConnecting – We have a bigger problem than COVID-19. Choosing connection, courage, kindness and creativity.
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What are your intercultural communication challenges? I asked participants this at a recent workshop. Here's some of theirs: Time (too many messages to respond to, not enough time)Conflict (wanting to avoid this or not knowing how to handle it)Different perspective (trying to understand these)Laugh (would like to make people laugh, but can be difficult)Message (making … Continue reading What are your intercultural communication challenges?
On 20 June 2019, I attended the Logeion CDay near Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where I work part time, was one of the sponsors of this event for around 800 communication professionals from around the Netherlands. My "fasterclass" session was on intercultural communication - Communicating with non-native Dutch speakers in the Netherlands and beyond.
The Road to the TEDx Stage Exclusive Event Masterclass, TEDx Panel and Boring to Brilliant Book Launch Barbara Rogoski, Senior TEDx speaker coach, invites you to her exclusive event where you can learn the insider secrets for how YOU can bring your story to the TEDx stage. By attending, you will: join a masterclass to learn the … Continue reading The Road to the TEDx Stage Masterclass Amsterdam
I work part time as a lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. As part of the International Business Bachelor's programme, each semester I teach a 3 week "Digital Trends" course. Student Social Media Audits and Content Planning In teams of four, students were given an assignment based on our university's … Continue reading 2018 IB Trends in Marketing
As part of my MICM Masters, we did a case study with Unilever on Magnum Ice Creams. Here is the dream team I worked with: Tom, Chantal, Robert-Jan, Joud and Patricia. Our lecturer was Joe Goldiamond and we did a great excursion to the Unilever offices in Rotterdam.
https://youtu.be/KiSESL2mz6w Vlogging about my experience of writing my Master's thesis. This week I'm learning about academic research, academic journals and am working on deciding on a topic.
As part of my MICM (Master in International Communication Management), this week my Media Relation s module is focussing on Citizen Journalism. You can read about it in depth here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_journalism This is a really interesting concept in terms of how it has exploded in the last decade with the increasing availability, affordability and quality of … Continue reading Citizen Journalism
In the past, I've been a member of Toastmasters and found it to be a fantastic way to improve my speaking and leadership skills and confidence. I started as a member of the Young Achievers Toastmasters group in Brisbane, way back in the late 90's, and still have some friends today from that club. One, … Continue reading New Toastmasters communication and leadership group – HUT (The) Hague University Toastmasters
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Every day, business professionals communicate with everyone from co-workers to managers, business partners, suppliers, employees, customers and others. Communication is critical not only for your personal career, but also for the success of your business as a whole. Whether in person, over the phone, via email or on social media, the way you communicate will … Continue reading 5 Valuable Tips for Better Business Communication
Each year, there is an official opening event at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, where I work part time. The opening of the academic year 2015-16 on 31 August 2015 was attended by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander. He gave the opening address in the AULA, for which I was fortunate to be … Continue reading 2015-16 Academic Year Opening The Hague University of Applied Sciences