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How to get rid of a client

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How do you decide to get rid of a client or turn down work? Some clients are just no good for you. When you start a business, you take everybody who comes. You don’t vet them in any way—you’re just

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Do you always plan the same way?

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Experimentation v Planning v Emergent Strategy Experimenting isn’t something I usually enjoy, but sometimes you just have to go against everything that you’ve learned and experience something new! I’m an organiser. I enjoy planning and I enjoy taking steps one by

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Problem solving—the easy way

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Things are never too hard For a few seconds, it all seemed too hard. I had five articles to write last week, none of which I’d started, and it was clear that I should fly down to Melbourne and spend

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What to say when things go wrong

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This blog post is a little later than usual, because my Census contract has kept me particularly busy. Those of you in Australia will know a little of why that might be. Census night was a PR disaster. People ask if

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How To Handle Email Bullies

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Cyber bullying includes bullying via any electronic communications method such as text messages, emails, instant messaging, and social media. It’s bullying when it’s used to threaten or humiliate someone. The consequences of cyber-bullying are serious, and can be just as

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10 Tips For Revamping Your Résumé

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10 Tips For Revamping Your Résumé Recently, as many of you know, I applied for the job of district manager for the census. I went through the application process, revised my résumé, looked over those skills that I needed to do

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The Three Essential Tips for Courtesy in Business Writing

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Do you get annoyed when sitting in a quiet carriage if people talk, ignoring the comfort of others? I’m writing this in a quiet carriage, listening to the exploits of the grandchildren of the woman in front of me—and, no,

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Slugs and Snails and Puppy-Dogs’ Tails…

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I’m sure you’ve experienced this: several things all happening close together, all focussing your attention on the same thing. Three recent events converged to remind me about gender-neutral language. As some of you know, I recently started a new contract

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Your ‘About Me’ page

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‘About Me’ pages, CVs, bios, résumés etc This week, after deciding not to take on any new clients for one-off writing jobs, I have been swamped with requests for either résumé and cv writing, linked-in profile writing, or rewriting ‘about

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How will you tell them?

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My children used to love stories. I spend a lot of my spare time reading and writing and enjoy escaping into the world of the story. The other day, the owner of Business in Heels Illawarra, posted about the importance

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