5 Tips for Better Emails

5 Tips for Better Emails

I work with this vendor named Darryl. Darryl is a nice guy. His products are well-priced. They’re good quality. Everything comes in on time. But Darryl is hard to work with because Darryl is terrible at email. Every time I work with him, he signs his email: “Thanks,...
How to Write a Killer Lead

How to Write a Killer Lead

The cursor blinked at me. Blink. Blink. Blink. White page staring back. Blank. Blank. Blank. How could I do it one more time? How could I write a compelling story about a subject matter so dry it made my lips crack. How? Has this been you, Dear Fellow Communications...

5 Ways to Be Happy Now

I recently wrote a guest blog for Spin Sucks, (as in media spin), a nationally recognized blog for communication professionals—writers, public relations practitioners, advertising folks. Though the blog was geared to that community, the message is universal. Everyone...

Take Note

I admit that I am a compulsive note taker. I’m sure it springs from my 20+ years as a journalist. When you get paid to ask people questions, it’s certain that they expect you to write down what they say. So, I do. The note taking isn’t reserved, however, for the forum...