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Karen O'Donnell

Conversation Paradigm Shift

A new approach to conversations can reduce misunderstanding! It seems one of the most common outcomes of communication is a misunderstanding.  Being misunderstood happens more frequently than we perhaps are aware of and is a cost to businesses! For an

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That Important Speech at Wedding

Sandra Losty of Perfect Detail interviewed Karen O’Donnell in order to get her tips on how to do a perfect wedding speech. Being asked to be a ‘best man’ is a huge honour.  It involves lots of fun activities, planning

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The 4 Cs to Effective Leadership

My son, Luca regularly comes home with interesting facts from school…. Recently he came home and said ‘Mum, did you know that approximately 50% of current jobs will be automated by 2025!!….As he was leaving the room he turned to

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Teamwork – Team Charter is Key

Have you ever been part of a team? What makes up a team?  What is its purpose? Project purposes which are undefined or understated can lead to confusion and low productivity. Team members may not feel valued or appreciated, especially

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Which Invisible Chains are holding you back?

On March 7th 2012, Lawrence Anthony passed away. He was known as the Elephant Whisperer due to his unique ability to calm traumatized elephants. Rogue elephants destined to be shot, were rescued and rehabilitated by Lawrence Anthony, many years prior

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Silence is Golden – the Power of the Pause

My biggest lesson was when I had the hardest knockback! As a new member to Toastmasters, I decided to enter a speaking contest.  I prepared my speech, put a very clever plot into the story; tried it out in front

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