What happens to your brain when you present to an audience?


What happens to your brain when you present to an audience?

A Neuroscience Perspective on Giving Presentations. Knowing even a little about the brain will help your presentations, even if you are scared. And that, by the way, is perfectly natural. The brain loves a challenge. The brain loves novel and new experiences. The brain loves social interaction, especially face to face. So, based on these […]

Plummeting Oil Price – What can we learn from tough times ?

The current oil price situation is not a new phenomenon for the oil and gas industry. We know that.  Yet, one of our primary challenges lies in how we think in tough times. It is that which will make the difference. Thinking short term is seldom a good option. Regarding problems without seeing opportunity is […]

7 Secrets to Successful Presentations for Engineers and Technical Brains

Do presentation skills still matter for engineers and technical brains? Evidently so. Recently, one of the world’s largest petroleum companies, Saudi Aramco was on a quest for new talent and this time they decided to try a unique strategy for Aramco. In fact, in order to drill for this new talent within their own vast […]

Advice to my students graduating from university

Gold mechanical globe

Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if every student graduated from university and progressed straight to a fantastic job? Yet in this brave new world with retrenchments, downsizing and business failures, are there even enough jobs available today for every university student who graduated last year? Unfortunately, the answer is no – and this is […]

Better Decision Making in an Ever More Complex World – ADIPEC 2015

ADIPEC conference

Jill presented a technical workshop at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held in Abu Dhabi in November 2015. The theme of the conference was Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World. ADIPEC is now the world’s largest oil and gas exhibition with over 2,000 exhibitors and plays host to 85,000 […]

The Secret To Success

The Key To Success for Mergers And Acquisitions – Cultural Due Diligence   Before the ink dries on any agreement is the right time to start planning your cultural integration. This alone will set a path for a successful merger or acquisition. According to a 2013 Annual Bloomberg report,  global M&A activity totalled USD $ […]

Restaurant – A dilemma for one maitre d

A restaurant dilemma. By Jill Sweatman The maître d’ – what should he do? It had been a typical frantic Friday lunch with business people celebrating end of the week. One party of four came in at 1.00.  All appropriated attired in business suits, the three chaps and one female decided to kick on.  They […]

Build a Reputation Bank – A wise leadership investment

People may not remember what you say, or even what you do, but people will always remember how you made them feel. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to affect another is to extend considered manners. People remember those who are thoughtful, kind and gracious. Speaker, Patricia Fripp once said, “The people who […]

Is it too easy to blame Generation Y

Is it too easy to blame Generation Y? Perhaps. Here’s why. A Younger Generation engaging their Essence, saving us from our Ego! Boy 16 knifes and kills 17 year old on train. Hoons goad police with vanity videos. Female party goers increase drug abuse. It’s all too easy to blanket or taint our perception of […]

Exemplary Manners Maketh the Leader

Genuine consideration for another is not an act of compromise but rather a powerful demonstration of our purpose. Being true to our essence. It is a sign of substantiated strength and identifiable sophistication. A departure from mere ego into wisdom. The use of considered manners is about our standards and how well we wish to […]