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Martin Pistorius: The Man Who Found His Voice

A few months ago, I found myself gripped by an incredible true story. It made me feel so very thankful that I have the ability to reach out and interact with others – almost involuntarily, like blinking. And yet in the blink of an eye, a young healthy boy was suddenly and cruelly disabled from all the freedoms that made him human…

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Elevator Pitch: Keeping your business intro short & sweet

Public speaking: few of us like it, but we all have to do it at some point.

When I first started out as a freelancer, I decided that a good route to gain contacts – and a dose of the elusive self-confidence that often newbies lack – was to attend some networking events and put Nadia Danaos out there; educate people about the new kid on the block. I suddenly envisaged myself introducing my business facing a large crowd…

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The Art of Creative Thinking

It all starts with an idea – the light bulb moment. Also known as the ‘eureka effect’ or the ‘Aha! moment’, where one minute you’re stuck in a mire of non-solutions, and suddenly it presents itself to you…as if by magic. The Greek mathematician, Archimedes, was famously known to have coined the ‘eureka!’ phrase – meaning ‘I’ve found it!’ – while in the bath tub…

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