The second Fuel seminar of 2012/13 included personal insights and practical tips on building your personal and creative confidence from the RCA's Professor Jo Stockham, alumnus Robin Levien RDI and Gaylene Gould, a top coach from The School of Life. In the chair was Fuel's Lizzie Gossling.
Psychoanalyst Darian Leader is currently getting media attention for his new book, What Is Madness?, but back in November 2010 he was at the Royal College of Art to discuss the slightly less scary topic of ambition – what is it, who has it, and is it a good thing? – alongside Professor Charles Handy, co-founder of the London Business School, Elizabeth Handy, photographer, Pratik Dattani, Economist and Chair of the City Hindus Network and design entrepreneur Clare Brass from the RCA's Sustain unit. Watch their very lively discussion here.
Is your shyness or lack of self-belief holding you back? Impact coach Susie Hall offers advice on communicating with confidence.
Kelly Sant of design duo Arash & Kelly graduated from Design Products at the RCA and is now promoting a new product, Mannequino, which they developed partly with support from Innovation RCA. Here, she tells Fuel's John Bound how they present Mannequino at trade fairs and shows, and gives her advice on how students can best present their work at the RCA show.
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"Just be obvious, be yourself – you don't have to be original when you have a conversation." John-Paul Flintoff uses improvisation techniques and down-to-earth advice to help teach skills for networking, negotiation and general communication. Here are some highlights from his FuelRCA workshop in the autumn of 2013