Writing to connect people: doing digital introductions

It’s easy when your connecting people face-to-face: “Mary (Person A), I’d like you to meet John Smith (Person B) from Diddlycom – they’re the new educational software people here in town. “John, this is Mary Jones, who’s a senior lecturer in IT at our local technical college. I thought you two might have some interesting things to talk about.”Writing to connect people: doing digital introductions

You help get the conversation going, then back off, leave them to it and continue networking at the event, meeting, workshop or other activity. Sometimes, though, Person B in the story isn’t there – yet you feel sure that to connect them with person A would be a good idea for both parties. You agree with A to put them in touch with B which might turn into a useful, symbiotic relationship for them.

What do you do when all you’ve got to connect people with is a screen?

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Funny farewells to the college year for students & graduates

As college students celebrate the end of the academic year in many countries worldwide, here are some clever, funny jokes to help get the parties started…

Students & Graduates: your funniest farewells to the college year!

Too much celebrating? You may still get a “B”…

Obeying orders
A college graduate applied for a job at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Together with several other applicants, he was given a sealed envelope and told to take it to the fourth floor.
As soon as the young man was alone, he stepped into an empty hallway and opened the packet.
Inside, a message read: “You’re our kind of person. Report to the fifth floor.” [Continue reading]

My grammar is cr*ppy. Should I correct it as I go along, or leave that to later?

crappy-grammar-when-to-correct

When you're writing, do you correct any goofs as you go along, or do you go for it "hell for leather" and worry about cleaning up goofs later? This is something that we writers argue about until blue in the face, but shouldn't. Why? Everyone is … [Continue reading]

Guess what – text-based blogging’s still in fashion!

text-based blogging's still in fashion!

You have to smile. Blogging for business (and other activities) has been around probably for longer than any other social media (SM) incarnation and no sooner do the SM platforms come up with new goodies as alternatives, does text-based blogging get … [Continue reading]

The most disgusting medical joke ever written…

the most disgusting medical joke ever

While trawling through my humour database looking for a funny for today's #SundaySmile, I tripped over this medical joke which is so revolting, it's funny in its own right because of its horribly ironic, yet logical good sense. What's even … [Continue reading]

But you’ve GOT to get written permission…!

But you've got to get written permission

"But you should have got written permission!" shouted the Chairperson of a charity group, connected to a public sector entity, of which I am a member. "Why the hell didn't you?" "Permission to do what?" I snorted. "Well, permission to take … [Continue reading]

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