The one thing mayors are legally obliged to do is chair full council meetings. That means they should make being a good chair their priority. Wrong! Here is one very good reason why mayors and council chairs don’t need to be good at chairing.
What no dressing room? We’ve all been there, you get asked to speak at a huge event and when you show up you realise you haven’t got your own dressing room. Nightmare! It might sound like the behaviour of a complete diva but it isn’t. Warming up before you speak is important. A
One of the few bonuses of winter is a roaring open fire. All that warmth, all that life, toasty. And to think it all comes from a little spark. If you ask me, making a great speech is like those burning logs. It should have some fire, it should have some warmth and
As 2017 draws to a close it is undoubtedly a time for reflection. That means media outlets across the globe will be summing up 2017 in a weird and wonderful selection of countdowns and roundups. As Mayor of the Month has now run for a full calendar year I can finally indulge you with
Sometimes you talk but you know the other person isn’t listening. That’s the first C of listening and it’s annoying. Find out about all 3 Cs in this video. The best one will help you make people feel amazingly special.
Don’t worry this isn’t all about the foods you should deprive yourself of over the festive period. This isn’t even advice about what to do in January. No, I’m going to tell you to overdo it, I’m going to tell you to binge. My kind of Christmas diet involves going wild. The right
The new year is a time to set goals Unless you’re a civic leader, then it isn’t. Because it’s not really the new year. The civic year runs from May to May so you’re a little over half way through it. Instead of falling into the trap of setting new goals that
Athletes don’t run without warming up. Actors don’t go on stage without getting ready. Why would you go out to make a speech without properly preparing? Watch this video and find out what you should be doing just before you make a speech.