Are your emails read – or dead?

Did you know that the average white collar worker gets around 100 emails per day? That’s not to mention a sole trader running a knowledge-based business like mine, who gets around 200 a day? An SME entrepreneur who probably gets 200-300 or more?

Email correspondence grows exponentially every year making it harder to get yours opened & acted on. Here are the latest tips…

And did you know that 79 percent of emails don’t even get opened? Now do you see how critical it is to make your emails as open-friendly as possible?

Here’s the latest on how to stand the best chance of getting your mails opened and acted upon… [Continue reading]

How Thanksgiving reminds the world about gratitude

Particularly in Canada, the USA and to a lesser extent Mexico, families share this day of gratitude for a good harvest and year. It’s a long-standing tradition going back hundreds of years and has become as comfortable and well-loved part of life as a pair of cozy slippers.

Our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner this year (second Monday of October) … in Leicestershire, England

Today, however, it’s interesting to see how much the element of gratitude is taking hold within the context of positive psychology, influencing mindfulness and other techniques and therapies to help us cope with modern life. Is that really what we need? [Continue reading]

25 better writing tips to print and stick on your, er, wall

You may have noticed that I've started sharing some new/updated 'how to write better' tips in social media and in my email sig file. I thought you also might like to have the first 25 here in one hit, maybe to print out and er, stick somewhere? … [Continue reading]

Prickasso, Quackademic, Fartner, etc: new words to cheer up your writing

Further to the popularity of my first list of new words for you to use to enhance your writing, here are some more that will bring further sparkles to everything from your business emails to  your laundry lists. Enjoy. Baby Bloomers, n, pl. … [Continue reading]

What to blog/vlog about at this time of year

illustration to article abut winter festivals

One of my former copywriting colleagues was having a good old bitch earlier on Messenger about not having ideas for their next blog. I hit the roof. "There's so much to blog about at this time of the year, you could write one a day from now … [Continue reading]

A trip down Book Scam-mory Lane

book publishing scam

If you think I've been making all this up about unscrupulous publishers fiddling the Amazon Sales Ranks to create instant Amazon number 1 bestsellers, have a read of the following. I tripped over this chirpy email the other day while decluttering … [Continue reading]

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