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Category: Table Topics

Discussion story prompts of around 300 words

Sharing (Discover Prompts #13 – TEACH)

I looked up the synonym for teach and found the following list: Advise Coach Demonstrate Develop Direct Explain Instruct  Lecture Prepare Show Train Tutor For me, teaching is all of […]

Irony (Discover Prompts #1 – JOKE)

Irony, used gently conveys amused mockery, jokes or banter.  It is the back bone of spoofs and has a notorious role in the British sense of humour.  Having done some […]

By The Grace of … the NHS

I have been diagnosed as a type one diabetic since I was 18, that is not quite, but almost 40 years ago. The NHS staff has not only saved my […]

The Virtual Handshake?

The Corona Virus has got us all paranoid.  We, from the West, are so used to the shaking of hands and more recently the kissing on each cheek (blame the […]

Pressure Cooking

We don’t notice the stresses and pressures bubbling away, until WHAM! Straight out of nowhere the pressure overflows, and one seemingly small drama turns into a crisis. Another miserable rainy […]

The Water Boatman’s Willy

The things you learn, listening to podcasts on a Sunday morning. The Blue Whale the largest mammal is the loudest creature on earth, no great surprise there. But this little […]

Sowing Seeds for Impromptu Speaking

The level three Pathways ‘Active Listening’ project asks the Table Topics Master to really ‘listen’ to the table topic responses.  Then to make an appropriate comment on the talk as […]

Marketing Fruition …

Four years ago, Boyfriend and two of his kids went to watch England play one of their rugby world cup matches at Trafalgar Square on a wide screen in London.  […]

Four Crushing Complacencies

In this book Sur/petition, Edward de Bono asserts that complacency sets in when things seem normal to you because you are used to them.  In business there are four types. Comfortable […]

The Real Reason to Believe!

I spent half a day working through a client’s marketing collateral last week.  We were looking for the proof that their business did what they claimed.  It was a great […]

Petrol Heads – thanks Mark

There are people that like their cars and there are people that lurve their cars. These are the so called petrol heads.  At first glance at tonight’s meeting theme, I thought […]

Martin Luther-King Jr Day

On this day in history, Martin Luther-King Jr was born (Jan 15th 1929).  He was assassinated before his 40th birthday.  He’d have been 89 today, if he’d have lived this […]

Crowdfunder Training – checked!

your team. On Tuesday, I took a day out to find out how to make the most of Crowdfunder to support the board at AsOne theatre company.  We've all heard about it but how many of us really understand the nuances of this opportunity to raise cash for our business?

Sage, Age & Perspective

As a lady of a certain age, I have a vested interest in ‘Sageism’ – I thought it might be worth confessing this at the start! The thing is there […]

Yuletide – The Longest Night

The title strikes to the deepest fear of any insomniac.  Regardless of the varied reasons for sleep deprivation, the extra hour in bed that we get when the clocks go […]

Ouch! Email?

I’m sure my specialist will be happy to see hand propped up by pillows as he insisted earlier before discharge.  Me? I’m glad to be home and I’m quickly adapting […]

The Winter Blues

Being a relatively resilient individual – I had always pooh-poohed the idea that something like the changes in the season can affect your ability to cope with life.  Until that […]

Learning from Honks & Hinks

Don’t you think it’s a wonderful sound when a flock of geese fly into Weymouth?  Theirs is not the most attractive sound but it is very distinctive.  For me, it […]

A little R&R goes a long way

I went to Crete this year.  It was extremely warm for September, bright blue cloudless skies and myriad mosquitos.  Boyfriend and I decided that we needed to rest and recuperate […]

The Day I Lost My Voice

I have lost my voice!  It hasn’t happened to me in a long time.  But today, of all days, I have been croaking my brilliant advice! Really?  I think I […]