Author Archives: amandacomms1

Counting the cost

I rarely write about it and I suppose it is because I have enough of it and I am not focused on gathering more and more of it. What I am talking about is money. It is what we spend … Continue reading

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New skills, new friends and a bit of vegan fun

I have been trying to develop my knowledge of vegan cooking during the past year or so. It is really quite a challenge to understand what you can eat and how things can be replaced to make a recipe vegan. … Continue reading

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Making a difference

I have written many times of my respect for the emergency services and the people who may have to put themselves into the face of danger on a daily basis. It is not something I could do and I am … Continue reading

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The importance of trust

I woke this morning to a news story about Age UK and while I don’t know enough about that issue to discuss it there were some significant things it highlighted. The crux of the matter was about a loss of … Continue reading

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Look up and beyond

When we are busy it is easy to get focused on the task in hand and getting to the desired outcome. It is something I know I do on a regular basis. I have a job to deal with and … Continue reading

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What are you saying?

How often do we check that what we think we said was actually what the other person heard? I imagine for most people the answer would be we don’t, we just assume that they have understood what we were saying. … Continue reading

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Coercion or confidence

I was wondering today whether you can develop effective communication and engagement if you are in an agency responsible for enforcement? It followed an online discussion about the issue at the conference run by the Society of Evidence Based Policing. … Continue reading

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