Wallowing: we all need to do it sometimes.

Wallowing: we all need to do it sometimes.

This years annual conference on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists was kicked off with a keynote from Paul McGee. Paul is a performance coach and author of the book Shut Up, Move On. Several minutes into his presentation you could feel the energy lift in the...

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Making a contribution via committee work

Making a contribution via committee work

If, like me, you are an occupational therapist you may, over the last day or so, have opened your latest edition of OTNews and seen a call for nominations to regional committee vacancies. Of the 13 regions comprising the Royal College of Occupational Therapists 11...

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The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowships

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowships

This post is inspired actually by exploration and a desire to travel to 'bring back fresh ideas and new solutions to today's issues, for the benefit of others in the UK" via  The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships. Has this caught your attention and set off...

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Why Am I Talking?

Why Am I Talking?

If you've ever conducted interviews or focus groups no doubt, at some point, you have had the uncomfortable experience of listening to yourself on tape. Was your initial response, 'do I really sound like that?', mine was. Then, maybe like me, you moved on to the...

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Nurturing the seeds of conference.

Nurturing the seeds of conference.

Having just returned from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists annual conference I'm well aware of the energy that is created around a conference. You meet up with interesting people or attend a thought provoking presentations. Maybe you've had fabulous...

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Speaking so that people listen.

Speaking so that people listen.

If, over the coming weeks, you are going to one of the many conferences which occur at this time of year you will, without doubt be doing a lot of talking. Meeting up with friends and colleagues, making new connections or perhaps giving a formal presentation. Thinking...

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Navigating poster sessions

Navigating poster sessions

At the moment I'm thinking about the annual conference of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and so have conference related topics on my mind. Judging from the topics appearing in my social media feeds at the moment so do a lot of other people. Having done...

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So you want to do a doctorate?

So you want to do a doctorate?

Over the last few months I've been having a great time working with the rather brilliant award winning writer Rob Young on a publication, 'So you want to do a doctorate?' . Having taken off my cloak of academic writing it's been fun to lean into a different writing...

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