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How to create rapport with your readers: pacing and leading

One of the most powerful ways we can make a connection with our readers is by creating rapport.  And one of the most effective ways we can create rapport is by pacing and leading. This week’s podcast (3:55 mins) looks at 5 ways that we can use pacing and leading, by: Slowing down - going [...]

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How to write feedback to make a connection

One of the things I love the most about working as a writing coach is providing feedback on people’s written work. I love delving deep inside their words, getting a feel for their rhythm, tone, style, their patterns of speech. I love figuring out how their words could be even clearer and punchier, how cutting [...]

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Does Twitter help you get connected?

When Twitter asks “what are you doing?” is your answer: a)    I’m not wasting my time on that nonsense b)    It’s a fantastic way to make and consolidate connections c)    Hang on, it’s months since I last logged on and I can’t find my password d)    I’m practicing the art of [...]

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Writing to say ‘thank you’

The more I write, the more I realize that writing changes my state, my outlook on life, the way that I feel. And one of the best states that you can write yourself into is gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness. So this week’s podcast, inspired by the holiday season, is a short (3:03 mins) blast through ways [...]

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Connecting Words: group writing project

Here’s your invitation. It’s to the first group writing project at Confident Writing. It’s a special kind of project. Special because it’s new to me and I’m curious and excited as to where it’ll take us. Special because there isn’t too much writing involved. (I realise you might find this a little odd coming from [...]

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