Members On Their Way

Members On Their Way: Cassandra Scott

The expert communicator and speech writer shares how to utilise the power of story.

By Becky Hansen

Members On Their Way

The expert communicator and speech writer shares how to utilise the power of story.

By Becky Hansen

Cassandra Scott is the Founder and Managing Director of Contextual Communications, a leading consulting firm that helps some of Australia’s largest companies articulate their vision and strategies.

A natural wordsmith, Cassandra has a novel in the works and has navigated the breadth of the corporate world. Her experience spans senior positions in the private and public sector, through to being a speech writer and adviser for State and Federal politicians.

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What are you reading at the moment? I always have a few on the go and now more than ever largely thanks to Fiona Glaskin, an extraordinary woman who I met at the inaugural Future Women Executive Summit. Fiona founded Bibliophiles, an amazing personalised book subscription service. The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman is a big favourite thanks to Bibliophiles. I can’t recommend more highly a couple of neuroplasticity books by Dr Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing. Likewise, Ursula Le Guin’s The Wave In The Mind, a perspective reset on the value of stories and oral storytelling. Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee was delightful and made me bawl my eyes out. I’m reading Maria Popova’s The Velocity of Being at the moment to my youngest son at the moment which is brilliant. Reading and girlfriends = everything will always be ok.

What are some of your favourite podcasts? I have to confess I’m more of a reader than a podcaster but I stumbled across Julia Gillard’s A Podcast of One’s Own, and one that stood out was with Caroline Criado-Perez, who uncovered the stark gender gap in clinical research data that beggars belief. In podcast world, it’s pretty hard to beat Claire Kimball’s amazing efforts on The Squiz .

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