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February 29, 2016

 The day we've been waiting 4 years for is finally here- 29 February.

This is a great day to make a communications leap, so here are some suggestions:

1. Commit to using English actively 15 minutes each day

2. Start a book

3. Make a phone call instead of writing an em...

February 1, 2016

The opening session of the TED Conference ( promises to let us dream.


I'd like you to dream with IMP.


17 February

Cost:           €15


4:45            Welcome drink

5-5:45        Netwo...

January 25, 2016

The first US Presidential primaries are coming up in the next week and the race for the Republican nomination is no more clear than it has been for months. The Democratic nomination is suddenly competitive.


The system was designed 200+ years ago to ensure that centrist...

January 21, 2016

Okay, it’s not exactly being held in Helsinki. And it’s not exactly being shown live in Helsinki. But, for the first time, part of the TED Conference is being shown in cinemas around the world- in Helsinki at the Kinopalatsi on 17 February.


I’ve followed TED for 7 or 8...

April 29, 2015

In great news for all of us who train businesspeople to communicate effectively, a new report from Bloomberg suggests that communication skills are highly valued among recruiters, but somewhat rare among job-seekers.





The chart above, adapted from the repor...

March 10, 2015


I'll be at the Work Goes Happy event all day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of companies that look after employee well-being.


I'm planning to introduce them to the IMP concept of well-being: Communication training contributes to well-being by making cer...

January 13, 2015


The writer is absolutely correct in stating that innovation and international business without English is unthinkable. But...

January 12, 2015

IMP Communications is joining the conversation on Twitter. I'm looking forward to this -for me- new way of communicating.


In a perfect world, Twitter does what I want from any communication; it's short, sweet and impactful. 


In a less perfect world, Twitter is snarky,...

September 17, 2014

I've been thinking a lot about my post before the spring- Why, oh, why? I had been at a conference where I was quite disappointed at the quality of the presentations, especially in the way the presenters used visuals.


During the conference, my feeling was that these fo...

May 9, 2014

I think I’ll have a quick rant before I start my weekend.


This week, I spent a couple of days at a trade fair meeting people, drumming up business and gathering ideas. I also watched a few presentations.


Now starts the rant: I don’t understand why people still think th...

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