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Reflecting on 20 Years

Reflecting on 20 Years

As I take a moment to reflect on the past two decades of Maryanne Johnston Ltd, I’m struck by the incredible journey it’s been – one filled with highs and lows, challenges, and moments of growth and incredibly rewarding experiences.   I want to express my...
Myths v Truths

Myths v Truths

When it comes to public speaking and delivering presentations, there’s no shortage of advice and shared experiences. As a result, I hear an awful lot of well-meaning advice, that in fact isn’t very helpful.  Many tips have become accepted mantras but very often...
You never know who is about to walk into the room

You never know who is about to walk into the room

I talk a lot about the importance of preparation with regard to planned pitches and presentations but what is equally, if not more crucial to creating a positive and professional impression, is how you come across during chance encounters.   Whether you are at an...
There’s more in you than you think

There’s more in you than you think

The senior school I went to has a motto: ‘Plus est en vous’ or ‘there’s more in you’. It’s a statement that comes to my mind most days.  During challenging times, if I am doubting myself or if things are going well, this motto grounds me and inspires me to deliver...
Practice makes Perfect…or does it?

Practice makes Perfect…or does it?

By the time many of us reach adulthood, the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ has been heard so many times it almost loses all meaning.  But striving for ‘perfect’ comes with all sorts of problems.  Aiming for perfection will almost always end in disappointment or...
The true cost of working remotely

The true cost of working remotely

In our current culture, we have so many ways we can communicate with one another – many of which don’t require us to leave our sofa.  Phones, laptops, Zoom and remote working policies mean I’m seeing an increasing number of workplaces with teams who interact well...
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