Author: Richard Riche

Richard specialises in helping you build real human communication skills. Employee Engagement / Experience, Emotional Intelligence skills, building high performance teams and a great place you want to work. TED style speaking and presentation skills. Training, consulting and coaching.

Mirror neurons in the brain

Storytelling is a great way to activate these 'mirror neurons', allowing us to experience new behaviour or a new culture. We can watch someone do something then trying it …

Strategy stories to increase buy-in

Do your employees understand what your vision and mission statement mean? Strategy Stories can help people understand what is meant by the vision and mission statements Leaders are so …

10 top speaking tips

The audience and message matter. Focus on your audience, answer their questions “Why should I listen, why should I care?” Forget your own anxieties and focus on your message, …

Team building through improv

Team building games can effectively improve the experience of empathy, enabling members to see a different side of each other. As human beings we naturally want to care. We …

What is corporate culture?

Corporate culture is the personality, values, conduct and attitude of the business or individuals comprising the business. The culture lies between plans made, the written rules and the reality …

Self esteem build or bust

The short-term ego hit we get from this criticism last less and less, and we end up feeling worse about ourselves, requiring yet another hit of superiority. This critical …

10 powerful speech tips

Crave feedback and improve your speech on every level. This is the difference between good and great! Also remember feedback is an opinion, one perspective. You need to own …

The Importance of listening

We all love the sound of our own voices. In order to connect with clients and build relationships we need to take the time to listen, pay attention and …

Kaizen – small steps

Why Kaizen? It helps bypasses fear, fight-or-flight, amygdala flooding response, and helps creates new connections in the brain. Small steps are far easier to make that large steps. Many …

The kiss test communicate analogy

The Kiss Test is how we kiss, or how we communicate, a business communication tip. Kiss Communication as it relates to business, an analogy of using feedback to improve …

Humour tips for speeches

Ensure the humour is relevant. Humour that is simply there to make the audience laugh can be distracting, and may make your audience miss the important point of your …

Lucky in sales or business

Lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this through networking, choosing a relaxed attitude to life and by being open to new …

Law of giving- a business essential

In a business relationships the one who gives more, becomes invested more. The one who receives more, and gives less, is less invested. In order to create deeper connection …

Outside validation and confidence

Unfortunately the second route is not only destructive but also extremely temporary. The short-term ego hit we get from this criticism last less and less and we end up …

mind shadows and mental tape loops

The ideas and perspectives in our heads that, while unexamined, overshadow our confidence and leave us feeling nervous and anxious. An idea or repeated thought about yourself that is …

Chose to connect first

Try turning it around... How do you feel when constantly criticised? vs. when you are acknowledged for what you do and who you are and people who smile and …

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