mental space

Should I Use “Proper Powerpoint”?

I’m in a dilemma. Should I use “proper Powerpoint” for my Virtual Team Building talk at Agile By Example tomorrow? I was pretty determined to do so, changing my strong preference for flipchart-only. It seemed like a no-brainer: I’m talking about metaphor, and using visuals; these Agile enthusiasts are passionate about visualising everything; therefore I …

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Is This The Best Clean Language Book Yet?

“Wow! Nick’s succeeded in capturing the essence of Clean Language’s relationship to bodywork in a readable and engaging form. Brilliantly done.” That was the best I could come up with for Amazon (along with five stars) as I came to the end of Nick Pole’s new book, Words That Touch. It really was excellent. I …

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Why Do You Think You Know What I’m Thinking?

Learning to use Clean Language to understand what another person is really thinking and feeling starts with a crucial step: the step of appreciating that you don’t already know. Almost universally, people seem to believe they know what the people around them are thinking and feeling. And frequently, they act on their beliefs, without checking in with …

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