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What I Learned From Writing Under Stress

What I Learned From Writing Under Stress

We get used to thinking about stress as a bad thing.  A negative to be avoided.  And I’d probably agree - in fact I’ve turned my life round to get away from intolerable levels of stress that I just didn’t want to live with any more. But I think those negatives only apply to some [...]

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20 Ways to Disrespect My InBox

I’ve been gathering tips and suggestions on e-mail etiquette for a while now, and looking for the opportunity to share them. ‘Respect’ seemed like the right framework, so with no pretences at originality, here’s are some classic ways to disrespect my inbox plus a collection of great links and resouces on how to get it [...]

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The 5 P’s Of Powerful Business Writing: Audio Writing Tips

This month’s podcast (5 mins) explores powerful writing within the context of business writing, looking at 5 P’s that will help you to write with power, authority and confidence. The 5 P’s of Powerful Business Writing Purpose: Know what your writing and business purpose is and focus on that as you write. Your writing will [...]

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5 Ways To Put Some Heart Into Your Business Writing

Can you see a place for more heart in your business writing? It’s okay, I haven’t gone crazy. Although this week’s podcast (3 mins 42 secs) is inspired by Valentine’s Day and the inevitability of writing something with a heart-shaped theme, I’m not talking slushy fluffy writing here, throwing in a dose of sentimentality or [...]

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Word power at work

We’ve been talking a lot this month about the power of the authentic, human voice. Writing in a way that makes you sound human can be a really powerful tool in the world of work - especially if you’re working in a place that seems lifeless, where everyone seems to be mouthing platitudes and words [...]

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