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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”

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”

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?”

Seven tips for effective written business communication

We live in an age of information overload where every day we are inundated with emails, social media feeds, text messages and web content. The challenge for businesses is how to cut through this flood of information when you have something important to communicate to your clients or employees. Follow these seven steps to makeContinue reading “Seven tips for effective written business communication”

How to make your business stand out from the crowd

Unless your business is supplying knitted jumpers for unicorns, you are unlikely to be the only one of your kind in the marketplace. Whatever your business – solicitor, accountant, fashion designer – there are other businesses offering similar products or services. So how do you make your business stand out from the crowd? You needContinue reading “How to make your business stand out from the crowd”

Four ways to make a career change

Are you sick of dragging yourself out of bed every Monday to face another week in a job you no longer love or, worse still, never did enjoy? Maybe it’s time for a career change. According to social researchers McCrindle the days of a job for life are long gone. Those just starting their workingContinue reading “Four ways to make a career change”