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BBC World Service - World Business Report, How to overcome fear of public speaking
(1) Beta blockers
(2) offset fear of speaking with larger, more rational fear,
(3) remind yourself how awful most business people are at speaking.
(4) practice in front of a teenager.
Experience. More talks the less nervous.
public_speaking  howto  fear  Lucy_Kellaway  podcasts  practice  rehearsals 
december 2016 by jerryking
Why not giving a damn won’t stand in your way of success -
June 14, 2015 1:02 pm
Why not giving a damn won’t stand in your way of success
Lucy Kellaway
James_Althucher  Lucy_Kellaway  Steve_Jobs  Martin_Sorrell 
june 2015 by jerryking
Digital diaries are no match for our paper past -
August 31, 2014 3:54 pm
Digital diaries are no match for our paper past
By Lucy Kellaway
Lucy_Kellaway  Moleskine  calendars  writing  journaling  analog  artifacts  handwritten  paper-based 
september 2014 by jerryking
My eBay MBA: a dozen business lessons from online auctions -
August 25, 2014 | FT | By Lucy Kellaway.
My eBay MBA: a dozen business lessons from online auctions.

1. Trust is vital . . .
2. Consumers are sometimes irrational
3 . . . and sometimes dead sensible
4. Jargon and hyperbole subtract value
5. Spelling matters
6. Accentuate warts
7. Arbitrage opportunities are plentiful
8. Do something you love
9. Study the data
10. The human touch is vital
11 Innovation is overrated
12. Tell stories
What they don’t teach you at eBay Business School . . .
. . . is how to network.
eBay  lessons_learned  Lucy_Kellaway  auctions  networking  overrated  trustworthiness  storytelling  irrationality  spelling  arbitrage  jargon  online_auctions 
august 2014 by jerryking
Why it is very clever to pretend to be stupid -
November 10, 2013 Lucy Kellaway By Lucy Kellaway

Self-deprecation is one of the most effective tools there is.

It disarms other people, makes them forget you are scarily powerful and lulls them into liking you instead. The only boss I’ve ever had whom I truly adored self-deprecated constantly.
Lucy_Kellaway  women  self-deprecation 
november 2013 by jerryking
Lucy Kellaway on ‘David and Goliath’ by Malcolm Gladwell -
October 4, 2013 | Financial Times | by Lucy Kellaway.

David and Goliath is an ill-assorted collection of anecdotes that demonstrates various things we already know. It tells us that having nothing to lose can make you bolder. That if you deploy power indiscriminately, it may backfire. And that losing a parent early on can give you a leg up if you plan on becoming a genius....What ostensibly unites the stories are the twin ideas that an advantage can sometimes be a disadvantage and that a disadvantage can sometimes be an advantage. Yet there is something more powerful and more uplifting that also links them. The man with the poverty-stricken, loveless childhood who helped find a cure for children with leukaemia; the couple who forgave the murderer of their daughter and thus saved their sanity and their marriage; the pastor who sheltered Jews in occupied France – all these stories tell you something that is trite and profound and deeply cheering. It is that good beats bad – just when you least expected it.
books  underdogs  Malcolm_Gladwell  Lucy_Kellaway  book_reviews  anecdotal 
october 2013 by jerryking

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