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Feb 2, 2021

Happy Vs Flourishing episode 24 with Nigel Risner. It is easier to name the countries that Nigel hasn't spoken in than the ones he has. He has a unique communication style that is often described as marmite, which some people love and some are less than keen.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Internal communication - how we talk to ourselves
  • Become a "zookeeper"
  • Regularly speaking all over the world
  • "I've never done a perfect presentation"
  • What can you do to make your life 5% better
  • "when I stopped being applause orientated and became..."
  • Connection between Chinese food, Indian food, Nigerian food and speaking
  • Speaking in Iran
  • Coaching vs Speaking
  • Chief executive groups
  • Impact

Nigel's books

"It's a Zoo Around Here": The New Rules for Better Communication

Use the code 'pivot' to get a 10% discount of any book on Nigel's site


A book Nigel recommends:

The Aladdin Factor: How to Ask for What You Want--and Get It - Jack Canfield

Favourite quotes:

"No one could go back and make a brand new start. But anyone can start right now make a brand new ending? Carl Rogers

"Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies"

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