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Controlling from the grave

I’ve been reading Winston Churchill’s obit in The Times today and it describes how  his mother, the glamorous Pamela Harriman, left him $6 million in her will – on condition that he shared it equally with his first wife who he had divorced; he went on to happily remarry. As his mother was notorious for her affairs and married three times, she was hardly in a position to judge his personal...
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My Toastmasters election special

Last night I was Table Topics Master at Cambridge Speakers’ Club and I invited  members and courageous guests to imagine they were parliamentary candidates trying to win votes. The role of the TTM is to provide different questions which speakers can respond to totally spontaneously, to make them think on their feet for up to two minutes. I decided to repeat a topic which I did two years ago...
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