Zimmer frames, how language evolves and getting het up about grammar – podcast


I’m not quite ready for the old people’s home yet, but it’s funny what comes up when you’re chatting.

Susan Heaton-Wright recently invited me onto her Superstar Communicator Podcast – a weekly broadcast around being a great speaker and communicator.

I’ve been speaking on the power of language for over a decade, and the Professional Speaking Association invited me to give a keynote on it just last Saturday.

But back to Susan. We covered:

  • What we mean by tone of voice  
  • How it can magically change your company culture
  • What the world looks like when you’re at your best
  • Rambling on and the problem with commas
  • Taking off your professional mask and how to really sound expert
  • Zimmer frames, how language evolves and getting het up about grammar
  • Britishness and our passion for passive
  • 5 steps to make you a better writer – afiatone.

You can have a listen here and there’s a transcript too. If you’re off for a walk, grab your earphones in and tune in.