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Become a Bone Idol

Become a Bone Idol


Following on from “Fancy Sharing A Pint?” where you are still donating and we are now at nearly 8,000 pints!

The next challenge is to get 140 of you to register on the Anthony Nolan website where in exchange for spitting in a tube, you cure blood cancer! What would you say to the person who saved your life?

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Hints and Tips for Better Communication


  • Be sure that friends or colleagues have your full attention before you begin to speak.
  • Face the person with whom you’re talking. Don’t try to converse from a different room or with your back turned.
  • Stand in well-lit areas to make reading lips and facial expressions easier.
  • Avoid activities that make lip-reading difficult like chewing, smoking, reading a newspaper or leaning your cheek on your hand while talking.
  • Try not to talk too quickly.
  • Speak naturally, but try to pronounce your words more clearly. This will naturally slow your speech, so be careful not to overdo it.
  • If others are having trouble understanding you, try rephrasing your sentence rather than just repeating yourself.
  • Some words are easier than others to hear or lip-read.
  • Try to eliminate background noise when holding a  conversation. Turn off the television and close any windows to reduce outside interference.
  • Move closer to your listener so your voice is louder than the background noise. Your face and lips will also be easier toread.
  • Find somewhere quieter to talk. You’ll simplify the situation and protect your own hearing in the process