Tell My Story was born at the height of the pandemic, but of course lockdowns and restrictions on movement are no problem for a writer. If anything, there are benefits to be drawn from the situation — more stillness, more concentration, and beyond that, a growing awareness worldwide that we increasingly communicate in words, onscreen — that our messages count.
My aim has always been to use the power of words (coupled with the power of listening of course) to help you advance your cause, your service or your product, and it’s a highly rewarding experience to see you emerge from the process with greater clarity, fresh energy, and even commitment to what it is you want to do in the world.
The moment I boarded the Emirates flight to Paris out of Dhaka, and settled into my spacious business class seat (“Complimentary glass of champagne, you say? Don’t mind if I do!”), all thoughts of being a writer seemed to dwindle.
Years, nay decades, passed in which a life gallivanting around the world, from Asia to Africa to Europe, kept me so busy I barely had time, energy or the inclination to write. It just wasn’t my go-to mode of expression.
After an undistinguished school career, at least on the writing front – I was of course decent enough at languages – I headed up to Oxford, where I instantly found myself surrounded by bright young things.
The day I launch this site also happens to be my 56th birthday. And in this, my latest incarnation, I have morphed into “a writer”.