Enjoying your Zoom meetings? Really?

Much as we owe many of our small (and bigger) businesses’ survival to the likes of Zoom, MS Teams and other platforms during this Coronavirus pandemic, some meetings are more successful than others.
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funny poem about zoom meetingsHere’s a short, sharp ode to the less-than-comfortable type, attended by a group consisting mainly of women… (probably in the public sector)

The not-so-good Zoomie

It’s ten to nine and nearly time
For this morning’s Zoomie
Rush to put some makeup on
So I don’t look too mushroomie.

Put a bra on – flippetty-flop
Spray the hair with fumies
Put on top from dear Top Shop
And find some fresh joggeroomies. [Read more…]

My written communication award … maybe not the Booker Prize, but it’s nice

I was thrilled to get an award this week from the Influential Businesswoman Awards 2020 … much as I don’t like to brag or boast, it is gratifying to get a pat on the head. That’s especially true this year when many of us have had a terrible time with our businesses and have been working extra hard to keep the show on the road.

Suzan St Maur wins award for written communication

And after writing millions of words over my career, and I do mean millions (at a guess I’d say around two million here on HTWB alone), I’m flattered to be considered ‘outstanding.’

As for ‘influential’ I’m not so sure, but I do know that I can make readers laugh! [Read more…]

Working from home: a funny ‘pome’

Fed up with working from home? Fed up with lockdown, even though now that it’s lifting slowly? Are you sure??? Enjoy!

funny poem about lockdown, coronavirus and wokring from home

AFTER LOCKDOWN
The woes of working from home

I wish I weren’t so stuck at home
These walls are too familiar
I’m sick of being here on my own
Sat on my fat posterior.

Those curtains I once thought were great
Of such design seduction
Now make me want to masticate
Puke up my latest luncheon. [Read more…]

Happy Fête Nationale à la France!

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Greetings to all our French friends and family on your national day. Hope you’re able to celebrate as much as possible in this weird, wicked year of 2020.

celebration of Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day!

In case you need to, er, refresh your memory of why and what the French celebrate on July 14th, here’s a quick reminder from Wikipedia: [Read more…]

Stay safe on Independence Day 2020, USA

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With our good wishes for a safe, peaceful and harmonious 
Independence Day 2020

article about Independence Day USA 2020

Stay safe on Independence Day, USA

Suze and all at HTWB

Thanksgiving greetings

 

Weddings during coronavirus: you can still write (and give) a great speech

Updated June 19th, 2020. Everyone knows that weddings have been very hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s only now that small weddings are allowed to go ahead in Northern Ireland. Other British nations are considering allowing small weddings later this summer.

Other countries like the USA, Canada and Australia are at similar points of allowing simple, small events – and many are saying that weddings are likely to be smaller than normal for quite some time to come.

article about wedding speeches during coronavirus pandemic

Even with a very small wedding like we’re experiencing post lockdown, you can write – and give – a great speech

But that’s no reason why your speech should be any different from what it would have been at a healthier time. Even if your audience will be just a few close friends and family sitting around a table, here’s how to prepare it so that when the day finally does come, it will be a great one!

13 articles packed with tips and inspiration for you. And in addition to the traditional speech-making roles we have some ideas for other family members and friends who want to get up and “say a few words.” Enjoy!

Why Coronavirus need not damp down your wedding speech – whoever you are

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