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Recommended reading: how to see out 2022 in style

Voco Team
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Here's to the final round up of good stuff from across the web this year - we’re wishing you all a happy holiday and great new year! 

To help see 2022 off in style, we’ve found a great Christmas puzzle from GCHQ to make sure your mind is still sharp, a quiz to test your memory of 2022’s news stories, as well as a guide to any last minute Christmas parties… and looking ahead to 2023 there’s also some exciting tech predictions for the year ahead and some thoughts on how you can crush your public speaking goals next year.

Have a good one!

Solve the puzzle: The GCHQ Christmas Challenge 2022

If you've ever fancied yourself as a spy or a detective, now’s your chance to prove your skills! GCHQ, the UK government’s intelligence agency, has released a Christmas challenge created by their master puzzlers. We suggest you send it to your colleagues and see who gets it first! We might be still trying to work it out at Voco…

Take the quiz: Fingers on your buzzers! It’s Joe Lycett’s quiz of the year!

Maybe puzzles aren’t your thing, not to worry, try comedian Joe Lycett’s quiz of the year! Jam packed with this year’s news stories test yourself on what you can remember. It’s surprising how much can happen in one year and how much you forget!

Read: How to party if you’re shy, socially awkward – or just plain boring

The Christmas season means it’s time to put on your paper hats, brush up on your small talk and get ready to party! However, maybe you’re feeling a bit rusty, or just a bit run down after a long year and need some help to get back into the celebratory spirit. If so, the Guardian has you covered with a guide on acing the party season.

Read The Top 10 Tech Trends In 2023 Everyone Must Be Ready For

The expert trend-forecasters over at Forbes have compiled their top tech predictions for next year. Top trends include the Metaverse becoming, er,  real, the continued rise of green tech, and even robots becoming more human! 

Read The Best Public Speakers Put the Audience First

The thought of public speaking can strike fear into most people, there may be a lucky few who manage to pull it off with ease, but for the majority of us it can be pretty daunting. Luckily HBR has provided some much needed tips on how to pull off a great speech and keep your audience engaged. Perfect for acing your next meeting.

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