Take the mischief out of your message

Take the mischief out of your message

You know what you want to say but you don’t know how to say it. My friend, meet the superhero called Outline. Each of your Big Ideas (i.e., your teaching points, the meat-and-potatoes of your content) is best served up by fitting into a P.A.R.T.S. structure. This...
Is it really all about you?

Is it really all about you?

One of the biggest pet peeves on the planet, according to me, is the prima-donna, all-about-me writer. Whether these people are on page or stage, their stories usually start with their favourite word: me, me, me — not you! — meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Sigh.

Don’t...
Speak to the unique but stay united

Speak to the unique but stay united

A long time ago we used to gather and listen to speakers. ‘member? We used to do this LIVE, sitting side-by-side and sometimes we’d even greet each other with hands (shake) and teeth (smile). But what I’m remembering is listening to an American speaker a few years ago...
How to tame a tough (Covid-weary) crowd

How to tame a tough (Covid-weary) crowd

As a communicator, how are you expected to influence and inspire people when the world has gone to h*ll in a hand basket? First off, let’s reframe change as inevitable and progress as optional. There ARE good things brewing. There’s just so much smoke we can’t...