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Following a 20-year career in communications, like so many friends, peers and ex-colleagues I found myself working from home 100% of the time. In this series I hear from a range of interesting and diverse voices about their response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, their health and wellbeing, creativity in adverse times, and our shared hopes for the future.
 
Prince Rogers Nelson was a cultural icon, ground-breaking artist and one of the most influential, prolific and revered musicians of his generation, inspiring diverse groups of people around the world. This show talks to people who have memories of the Purple one, and will include associates, bandmates and fans alike. Don't be 'alone in a world that's so cold' - join us! May U Live 2 C the Dawn...
 
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INTRO 0-5mins A definition of emotional intelligence Evolving in groups and the safety of a community setting (and the development of social brains) Managing change and change management 5mins30s Recognising that we have emotions Cognitive behavioural therapy: thought - emotion - action 7mins Getting in touch with ourselves and becoming more emotio…
 
INTRO 1min30s - finding out more about Sproutl, and comparing notes on home gardening 5mins30s - why Mark joined a start-up after a varied successful career 9mins30s - Mark on Inclusion: "Diversity and inclusion isn't just something you do for a week or a year..." 11mins - Background on team Sproutl 14mins - How important is social media? 15mins - …
 
Part 3 of this interview features music from the Beverley Knight album Affirmation (released in June 2004), including short excerpts from Supasonic, Tea & Sympathy and No One Ever Loves In Vain. Music used by permission. Additional music - Signs - was written, arranged and produced by Gavin Calder. Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight, has been on…
 
Discussion themes for this episode of Comms from the Shed: A new profession called Internal Communication DIY learning in the spirit of a start-up (and why staying behind the scenes appeals) Being a journalist at heart and the power of editing Interviewing Noam Chomsky on political turmoil Mister Editorial, promotion and the importance of mentors W…
 
Part 2 features music from the Beverley Knight album Affirmation (released in June 2004), including short excerpts from Come As You Are, Supasonic and Keep This Fire Burning. Music used by permission. Additional music - Signs - was written, arranged and produced by Gavin Calder.By Beverley Knight, Gavin Calder, Sam Bleazard
 
Music for this episode was very kindly provided by Gavin Calder - Who Wanna Be In The Band? (Funky Weapon remix), and True Funk soldier (Quiet Storm).By Sam Bleazard, Gavin Calder, Dr Susie Mitchell
 
The Porterhouse with Gregory Porter (hosted from the family kitchen in Bakersfield, California) - is a new show where the two time Grammy winner celebrates food, music, family and giving back. Gregory Porter's first two albums — Water (2010) and Be Good (2012) — both received Grammy nominations. In 2013, he released his Blue Note debut Liquid Spiri…
 
Listen in to our latest podcast to hear more about the career path of one of the UKs most loved artists and performers, Queen of UK Soul, Beverley Knight.By Beverley Knight, Sam Bleazard
 
Duane Tudahl has spent his career working on TV series, but also producing numerous documentaries and music videos. He is a writer and researcher, who has contributed many articles for Uptown magazine – the key Prince fanzine – for 12 years, from 1991 to 2003. In recent years he received praise for his books documenting Prince’s studio sessions in …
 
Duane Tudahl has spent his career working on TV series, but also producing numerous documentaries and music videos. He is a writer and researcher, who has contributed many articles for Uptown magazine – the key Prince fanzine – for 12 years, from 1991 to 2003. In recent years he received praise for his books documenting Prince’s studio sessions in …
 
Tune in to hear Sam Bleazard discussing early life, musical inspirations and movies, with recent Oscar winner Jon Batiste. Jon talks about New Orleans, representing New Orleans in the TV show Treme, collaborators on his latest album We Are, and the inspiration he drew from Prince early on in his career.…
 
Summary and themes 2mins - Supporting the mental health of pregnant women, and charting how far mental health services have come. 5mins - The mental health of teenagers during Covid-19, dementia support and 5 Ways to Wellbeing 12mins - Local council and mayoral elections - and what these might mean for the provision of services 15mins - Training ho…
 
Summary: chapters and themes. PART 3 1min - Going back to a normal life and the 9-5...and why it was a good thing. 4mins30s - My favourite memories of Prince...'he was a whole different person when we played basketball...and he was such a fun person outside of the music'. 7mins - The lessons that Prince taught me, for life in general and for my car…
 
Summary, themes and chapters 1mins - Memories of First Avenue and the debut performances of Purple Rain. 5mins - Choreographing Prince & The Revolution and the changing face of the band. 8mins - Movie premieres, wardrobe disagreements, concerts and 'craziness'. 11mins - Prince and poducer bands: Mazarati; The Time; Vanity 6 and The Family. 13mins30…
 
Career Change special part 2 - themes & chapters 2 mins - thinking about changing career for the first time (Katie Kelleher). 3mins - selling yourself and gaining the confidence to do so. 4mins - the fear of the unknown, sacrifice and being brave enough to make the jump. 5mins - from John Lewis to acting in the West End (Antony Antunes). 7mins - a …
 
Chapters 1min - Meeting Prince for the first time. 2mins45s - Minneapolis clubs in the late 1970s. 5mins - Sharing the limelight with Prince and being a new face with a fanbase. 8mins - Roller skating at the lake with Prince and Vanity. 10mins45s - Prince's bass playing and musical influences. 15mins30 - Debut gig supporting The Rolling Stones, and…
 
Episode chapters 1min - Publishing a book and interviewing in lockdown. 2mins30s - The centre half and their quirks. 4mins30s - Twin loves of football and journalism - keeping it in the family. 6mins30s - Ghosting David Beckham 10mins30s - Gaining respect as a writer and breakthrough moments. 13mins - Premier League football and the response to the…
 
Andrew Macaskill - Career coach, Board advisor and founder of Executive Career Jump - is on a mission to end our job search misery. 1min - the best and worst of Covid-19 and innovation in adversity. 3mins - communities, social media and serving others. 4mins30s - best pieces of career advice and treating the job search like a project. 7mins - endin…
 
From chatting to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, about sustainability and the future of jobs, to binge watching MasterChef and Netflix with her young family. We talk about the changing priorities enforced by lockdown living on Yewande Akinola - an award winning female engineer, who shares memories of an inspirational childhood in Niger…
 
Beauty journalist, Brand consultant and former magazine editor Keysha Davis talks to us about community spirit and raising two boys during lockdown, why black hair matters and feeling star-struck by Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry. Show summary 1min – Lockdown living with two young sons at home, and what matters in life. 2mins30s – Unconventional car…
 
Inspired by her grandmother's entrepreneurial spirit in the New York of her youth, Monique has published two books: Divas Doing Business and Get Your Hustle On! She shares her thoughts on career opportunities in 2021, the Tech sector, a Hollywood A-lister mentor, and balancing the demands of corporate America while running your own business in a ti…
 
Ladies fashion, womenswear - Jo Hooper has got the t-shirt. Having already worked with some of the UKs most famous high street brands, she wasn't content to rest on her laurels. Two years ago she founded NRBY, whose 'one-mile wear' caught the imagination of women working from home. We bring Jo's story up to date, but also look back on her early yea…
 
What is the future of the arts, live and virtual events? We put this question to Dr Kirsty Fairclough of Manchester's Metropolitan University. In a wide-ranging interview she also discusses the School of Digital Arts in Manchester, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, the legacy of 'Mad Men', plus backstage and concert memories of Beyonce, Nile Rodgers and …
 
We talk to Drew McMillan, leader of the global Colleague Communication & Culture function at British Airways - about the Covid-19 response of the world's favourite airline, pride in their people, what the future holds for travellers, and an early career in Glaswegian coffee... Introduction from Sam Bleazard 1mins15secs - Initial reaction to the pan…
 
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