Day: May 21, 2020

5 tips for presenting effectively on conference calls

RADA Business, the commercial arm of the world-renowned drama school RADA, is helping business professionals to use their body, breathe and voice to present brilliantly over video conferencing platforms.

Charlie Walker-Wise, tutor and Client Director at RADA Business, provides insight.

To conform with social distancing guidelines in response to Covid-19, many companies made quick adjustments to their working practices. One of the biggest changes facing UK businesses is a 100% shift to remote working for some businesses – and the many challenges this brings.

For those used to working from home this is an easy transition, while others will find it difficult to maintain motivation and communicate effectively. This new challenge means that business professionals are increasingly relying on video conferencing software to communicate effectively as a team, or to liaise with clients.

Research revealed in RADA Business’ latest report, Thinking on Your Feet, suggests that more than

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Businesses are finally answering the cries for disability inclusion

Major corporations such as Airbnb, Mitsubishi Chemical, Nationwide, SAP, UniCredit and Wipro sign up to global disability inclusion movement – The Valuable 500

Today, The Valuable 500 marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the UN’s World Day for Cultural Diversity and Dialogue by calling on business leaders around the world to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure disability inclusion is central to their leadership agendas.

This comes as Airbnb, BMI Healthcare, Charles Russell Speechlys, DPD, Ecolab, Fidelity International, Mitsubishi Chemical, Nationwide, pladis, SAP, Scottish Water, Smurfit Kappa, Soneva, SSEN, Stephenson Harwood, UniCredit and Wipro are announced as the latest companies to join The Valuable 500 – the global movement which is working to get 500 of the world’s largest businesses to commit to placing disability inclusion on their business leadership agendas.

Currently, 15% of people live with some form of disability. When you include the family of those living

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BridgeDetroit to launch community news website

Stephen Henderson

Nonprofit publication, BridgeDetroit will be launching a new community news website headed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson.

The new venture is backed by $5 million in donations with $2.25 million coming in from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Other donors include the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, sponsor Delta Dental of Michigan and the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network program.

The newly launched website will be using direct engagement with city residents to steer its news. “This is not a, ‘Hey, what stories do you want to see in our publication?’ kind of engagement,” Henderson said. “This is a, ‘What’s going on in your life, in your neighborhood, your community … that you don’t have enough information about and don’t understand, or want to understand better?’”

The team will comprise of:

  • Louis Aguilar, who comes from 18 years at The Detroit News
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