Media Mayor: November

It has been another packed month for civic leaders in the press. Here is your indispensable round up.   The Lord Mayor and the looted picture   It’s not often stolen Nazi art makes into media mayor but in one of his last acts as Lord Mayor of The City of London Andrew Parmley returned

Canterbury home of…

You think Canterbury, you think cathedral. Every year huge numbers of people visit Canterbury’s beautiful cathedral. It’s even a UNESCO world heritage site.   But it doesn’t impress me much.   I think Canterbury, I think charity.   That’s because Canterbury City Council has a fantastic approach to their civic charity appeal.   New model

Seven Quotes for Remembrance

One thing that struck me at Remembrance Sunday last year was part of one of the prayers. “All who bear the burden and privilege of leadership” really stayed with me.   For me that sums up what it’s like to be a civic leader. It is an honour and a pleasure, but it is also

Media Mayor: October 2017

It’s another packed month for civic leaders in the news   I comb the media so you don’t need too. Here are the highlights.   Timely awards   Mayor of Salt Lake City Honours LGBTQ activists   A mayor handing out an award is no big surprise. Maybe the fact that the Mayor of Salt

Don’t be productive

A lot of people will tell you to be productive. They are wrong.   You shouldn’t be productive. In this video I’ll tell you what to do instead.

Have fun with PR

Public relations is laugh a minute stuff.   OK maybe not, but that doesn’t mean you can have fun with it. In fact, you should have fun with it.   Find out why by watching the video.

How do you overcome nerves?

  Nerves are bad.   Nerves can cripple you, they can transform even the most confident person in to a sweating, shaking wreck. Nerves destroy speeches.   But they don’t have to. In this video I’ve got a bit of advice about how to master your nerves.

Have you sent your Christmas cards?

It’s nearly Christmas   It must be I’ve started to see the adverts.   It’s not the end of the world if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet but it is high time to think about your Christmas cards. Yes, civic cards require some thought.   They can require a considerable amount of work.

What I learnt writing a book: Chapter Four

The last little thing is by far the most important part.   It is an amazing experience writing a book. It can teach you a lot. In this video I want to share what I learnt about the hardest bit.   My new book ‘More than a Chain’ doesn’t hit the shelves until 19th October

What I learnt writing a book: Chapter Three

Sometimes you can see what you have learnt while you are learning it.   It is an amazing experience writing a book. It can teach you a lot. In this video I want to share what I learnt about reflecting on what you have learnt.   My new book ‘More than a Chain’ doesn’t hit