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Positive in adversity

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The development and roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines around the world is not the only positive to emerge in recent months. For many, the forced changes to the workplace during the height of the pandemic, have made us more open to new ways of thinking and new ways of doing. The crisis has opened the door […]

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Remotely happy

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Do you trust your employees to work from home? Do your employees trust you to provide enough support? Trust is more important than ever as businesses adapt to remote working, socially distanced meetings and travel restrictions. How your organisation responds to changing work patterns will impact employee satisfaction, wellbeing and performance. So, what can you […]

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Why inclusion matters

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“We have a much better chance of creating an inclusive culture throughout our company if there are purposeful and consistent communications about the benefits.” Diversity and inclusion is a no brainer. Every employee gets a seat at the table regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other ‘difference’. But there’s a long way […]

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Award-winning content

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Congratulations to my client Praxity on winning Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year! I am happy to have played a small part in the team’s success by writing content to keep people informed during the pandemic. Judges praised Praxity’s Covid-19 guide which provides “extensive information” on government support and loans available in different countries. The […]

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What do you need to grow?

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When I ask my clients this question, the answer isn’t money, people or fertiliser. It’s words. They want: 1. Strong content to inform and engage 2. Better English to understand and be understood Having the right words at your fingertips helps you inform, connect, engage and be heard. Ultimately, it helps you grow. My job […]

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How to win friends with words

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You don’t need big words to impress people. In fact, the opposite is true when it comes to business communications. To engage people, you need to: Choose words that work for your target audiences Be concise; the most powerful sentences have less than ten words Write something that your audiences actually need to read Digital content, […]

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Reset, restructure and restart

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Emergency support from accounting firms is helping companies find a route to survival and recovery. Accounting professionals are working against the clock to share expertise and provide guidance to help clients navigate a way out of the crisis. Specialists around the world are collaborating across Praxity – the world’s largest alliance of indepedent accounting firms […]

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Comms crisis? A freelancer can help

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Hiring an experienced freelance writer is a low-cost, flexible way to meet your content needs during the pandemic and beyond. Communications teams worldwide are struggling to deal with a massive increase in workload. Employees of SMEs and large organisations are under immense pressure to meet the demand for clear information and expert guidance on fast-changing […]

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Remote working: how to get it right

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Covid-19 has led to a mass experiment in homeworking. Can this short-term fix be a long-term gain? Only if employees and managers are trusted and supported. Remote working can result in increased productivity and better employee morale, but poor execution during the Covid-19 outbreak could seriously hamper your company’s ability to bounce back. With so little […]

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Show you care

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Eight ways to manage content in a crisis Strong, supportive content is important for business continuity, especially during the coronoavirus pandemic. Staff, customers and other stakeholders need to know what your business is doing to manage the crisis and how you will care for them. Sending an email saying “we’re here to help” isn’t enough. […]