Top 5 things to do at Rainbow Beach

Popular beach holiday locations in Queensland’s south east tend to be within a couple of hours drive of Brisbane. That’s why Rainbow Beach, a three-hour drive north of the Queensland capital is less popular than the likes of Noosa or Mooloolaba. However, if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy beach, river and bushland,Continue reading “Top 5 things to do at Rainbow Beach”

Three tips to avoid email rage

One of the top complaints in any organisation is the number of emails people receive every day. It is closely followed by: ‘why can’t people clean up after themselves in the kitchen’. But that’s a subject for another day. So, if you don’t want to cause email rage, here are three things not to do:Continue reading “Three tips to avoid email rage”

Discovering Queensland’s Moreton Island

Moreton Island is only a 90-minute barge ride from Australia’s third largest city, but once you get there you feel like you’ve been transported into a world a million miles away. In the hour-and-a-half it took to get from Brisbane to the beach we could feel the city stresses becoming a distant memory, much likeContinue reading “Discovering Queensland’s Moreton Island”

Don’t make these five website mistakes

A company’s website is one of its most important marketing tools. When prospective clients and customers are researching a product or service they invariably visit the company’s website. Prospective employees also look at an organisation’s website when deciding if they would like to apply for a job. Yet many business websites are a poor reflectionContinue reading “Don’t make these five website mistakes”

Making the decision to hike the Inca Trail

In a sign that we’re well and truly in the grips of a midlife crisis, my partner and I have decided to hike the Inca Trail to celebrate our 50th birthdays this year. We thought that a trip to the 15th century Incan city, Machu Picchu, would make us feel young. After all, there’s nothingContinue reading “Making the decision to hike the Inca Trail”

Want to improve your productivity? Work from home

While many people dream of working from home for the flexibility and freedom it provides, one of the biggest advantages I’ve discovered is that it leads to increased productivity. Cutting out the commute When I do have to go into an office, my commuting time there and back can take more than two hours. WhileContinue reading “Want to improve your productivity? Work from home”

How to write a communication plan

Often one of the biggest mistakes businesses make when introducing an initiative or implementing a change is ineffective communication. Developing a communication plan is a simple way to ensure that the message you want to get across is getting through to the right people. While developing a plan doesn’t guarantee success, it does allow youContinue reading “How to write a communication plan”

Quit overusing capital letters

Writing Well: Tips to help you to improve your writing Why do People keep Overcapitalising words that Don’t require capital Lettters? As the first sentence demonstrates, it’s hard to read text when random words are capitalised. Why then do so many people use capital letters incorrectly? Often people will use a capital letter for aContinue reading “Quit overusing capital letters”

Apostrophes – Why is it so difficult to know how to use these little squiggles?

Writing Well: Tips to help you to improve your writing I was recently impressed with my seven-year-old nephew’s message in a family birthday card. While his writing was very neat and his message cute, it was his grasp of the correct use of an apostrophe that was impressive. It was a simple message: “Hazza’s wishingContinue reading “Apostrophes – Why is it so difficult to know how to use these little squiggles?”