A little bit of Practical Inspiration on… Menopause with Ruth Devlin

Men… Let’s Talk Menopause: What’s going on and what you can do about it is an easy-to-read handbook for any man trying to work out what’s happening to the woman he thought he knew. Nurse Ruth Devlin was appalled at the lack of straightforward information when she experienced perimenopausal symptoms herself – how could women explain things to their partners when they didn’t really understand what was happening themselves? She explains in this guest post why she decided to fill the gap.

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A little bit of Practical Inspiration on… PR with Mike Sergeant

A guest post by Mike Sergeant, ex-BBC journalist, international communications coach and PR adviser to CEOs and business leaders, host of the PR for Humans podcast, and the author of PR for Humans: How business leaders tell powerful stories (Practical Inspiration Publishing, April 2019). 

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A little bit of Practical Inspiration on…. Work-life balance with Anna Meller

Women make up the majority of university graduates. They enter the workplace in equal numbers with men. But many workplaces still operate with cultures developed over a century ago to reflect a predominantly male workforce and vastly differing social expectations. So all too often as women become parents they are forced to fix things in the only way they can – by downgrading their job expectations or dropping out of the corporate world.

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Guest post: Executive Presentations for business speakers by Jacqui Harper

Jacqui HarperJacqui Harper is known as the ‘presentation doctor’ at INSEAD, where she is a visiting professor teaching Executive Presence. Previously a TV news anchor for the BBC, she has also presented news programmes for Sky News and ITV. As a communication coach at Crystal Business Coaching, Jacqui has transformed Executive Presentations for over fifteen years. Her book Executive Presentations: Develop presence to speak with confidence and skill was published by Practical Inspiration in 2018, and shortlisted for the Business Book Awards in the highly competitive Self-Development category.

In this guest post, she explains why she wrote the book… 

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From the frontline of fertility treatment, an IVF pioneer’s tale of creating life against all odds

Professor Simon Fishel is a fertility research pioneer who was part of the world’s first IVF clinic and worked with Robert Edwards during his early IVF studies, when he was responsible along with Patrick Steptoe for the birth of Louise Brown, the first ‘test tube’ baby, in 1978.

As the science developed over the decades so did Professor Fishel’s career, as he sought to do more for patients and taught the new technologies to doctors all over the world. He came up against regulatory and establishment barriers, including fighting a 3-year legal case in the High Court of Justice and a death threat from a doctor if he refused to work with him.

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Executive Presentations is shortlisted for the Business Book Awards

Congratulations to Practical Inspiration author Jacqui Harper on being shortlisted in the Self-Development category of the Business Book Awards for Executive Presentations: Develop presence to speak with confidence and skill. We are absolutely thrilled!

You can see the book here…