Max Atkinson's Blog

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Jottings about public speaking, presentation, conversation and anything else that occurs to me about communication.



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Why wear your specs on your head?I've been fortunate in never having to wear glasses for anything other than reading, drawing and painting. I do of course occasionally wear sun-glasses. But whether using reading or sun-glasses, I avoid doing wha...

Nicholas II and Vladimir LeninFACT FOR TODAYAccording to my diary, which has one historical fact for every day of the year, today was the day in 1698 when Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on all men with beards (for more information on which,...

According to my diary, which has one historical fact for every day of the year, today was the day in 1698 when Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on all men with beards (for more information on which, watch this on Youtube), a tax that remained...

A lesson fromMichael Crick of Channel 4 News on how to interview a politician?Michael Crick interviews Teresa May (The following has been reproduced from https://www.joe.co.uk/news/journalist-decimates-theresa-mays-record-on-south-african-a...

19 August 2018Jack Nicholson being treated with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Every day, we hear of yet another reason to get worried about our mental health and about whether or not we are...

I can't remember the last time an England cricket captain won the toss, put the other side in to bat and led his team to victory in a home test match. I do remember groaning whenever I've heard that he's decided to field first, as happened  ...

Like many others (or should that be like everyone in the UK?), the first time I heard the word 'brexit' was sometime before the referendum in June 2016.At the time, I remember having many conversations bemoaning the fact that Cameron and his colleagu...