When does expressive become crazy?

by Sarah Lockett on June 22, 2020

I’ve become aware that I may look crazy. What I mean is: when I’m doing Zoom calls, I catch myself flailing my arms around, flashing my eyes and using my eyebrows, mouth, face, shoulders, hands and general ‘body language’ to emphasise what I’m saying. But at what point does all this become bonkers? Many people […]

I’ve pivoted!

by Sarah Lockett on June 14, 2020

“Pivoted” is a terrible new piece of corporate jargon, I know. But it’s what I’ve done, whilst I’m (to a large extent) unable to do my normal job. It’s how I’ve been making money, occupying myself and helping others during this #lockdown. I’ve been doing an activity that’s available to everyone, it can be done […]

PowerPoints – headlines or chapter-and-verse?

by Sarah Lockett on June 7, 2020

If you think you know the answer to this question, “Headlines!” you’re shouting. And I am the first one to agree. I roll my eyes and switch off when there’s lots of text on the screen – whole paragraphs – which the presenter just reads out – badly, stumbling, swallowing their words, trying to rush. […]

Imposter Syndrome – why I haven’t got it

by Sarah Lockett on May 29, 2020

OK, now I sound like an unsufferable big-head. I’m not. But here’s my reasoning: I am freelance, so if I was no good, no-one would ever employ me again. I’d do one job for each client, and then I’d never hear from them again. So, the fact that I keep getting repeat work means I […]