What’s the point of tradition

  You may as well throw your traditions into the bin if they don’t do anything for you today.   What’s the point of tradition? Find out in the short, sharp video what the real value of tradition is.

How to influence your community

Do you want to be more influential?   Of course, you do, the good news is that being a civic leader helps. The bad news is that it isn’t enough.   Let me introduce you to the Law of Influence developed by Bob Burg and John David Mann.   Find out more about Bob Burg and

Episode number six

  You’re the most important part of team podcast. Together we are going to be more than a chain, but I can’t do it without your help.   Welcome to More Than a Chain, welcome to the team for civic leaders who aren’t just in it for the buffet. This month we’ve got: Network News

How to answer any question

You will be asked questions.   People will quiz you at events, in the council chamber and even in the street.   To make sure you offer them the best answer every time you need a system. In this video I’ll outline the one I use.

Media Mayor April

Directly elected Russian mayor axed   And all he did was criticise Putin!   One of the few elected officials in Russia who isn’t a crony of Vladimir Putin’s is Yevgeny Roizman. He’s Mayor of Yekaterinburg (Russia’s fourth largest city) but not for much longer.   They will be replacing their directly elected mayor with

How to ask for a favour

It sounds easy doesn’t it?   But there is much more to asking for help than you might think.   In this video you’ll find a complete process that is easy to follow and will almost guarantee people say yes.

Episode number four

    Its story time on More Than a Chain, the podcast for civic leaders that aren’t just in it for the buffet. Your host Duncan Bhaskaran Brown will bring you all these great features: Network News Civic Role Model The hot Interview The BIG thing   Network News   It’s time to share your

Open body language

No one tries to look dishonest. So it is a big surprise that many new speakers adopt a pose that is down right deceitful.   They don’t do it deliberately but one of the most natural reactions to being asked to speak is to wrap your arms around yourself as a kind of defence mechanism

Episode number three

  Welcome to More Than a Chain, the podcast for civic leaders that aren’t just in it for the buffet. It’s hosted by Duncan Bhaskaran Brown and includes all these great features: Network News Civic Role Model The hot Interview The BIG thing   Network News   We’re getting stuck into planning this year’s Unchained

How to make it about them

We all know someone truly boring. All they do is talk about themselves. We all know that is boring.   It makes you wonder why so many speakers fill their speeches with stuff about themselves.   If you want to be a great speaker you need to watch this video. You need to make it