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NEW YEAR NEWSLETTER

To all my wonderful clients and visitors to my website I wish a very happy, healthy and exciting 2015. Not quite sure what happened to 2014 – went by in a flash. So thank you also to my clients, EWN and eNCA newsrooms for keeping me busy.

Media training, luckily for me, is still a much needed commodity, with more and more organisations realising the need for maximising every chance, large or small of exposure. Add to this the fact that companies are waking up to the value of podcasts and hopefully I’ll be rushed off my feet this year.

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Writing Training, Media Training, Media Consulting

Very few companies have people who can actually write readable work.  I can write and more importantly, simplify anything from marketing material to reports and internal and external communications.  Remember you only get one chance to get a message across so good writing is essential.  I can also advise you in any dealings with the media.

Writing Training

Media Mentors’ writing training courses are designed to give people the tools to improve their written work.

Media Training

My media training for media interviews is an essential skill for anyone who has to deal with journalists, whether on radio, television or print.

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TOP TIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING

  • Take as much pride in how your work looks as you do in your personal appearance – your writing represents you and your organisation.

  • When writing reports spend time researching and planning before writing so you have a clear picture of what you want to get across.  Jumbled thoughts produced jumbled reports.

  • When sending emails don’t request three different things in one email.  Rather send three emails to ensure you get replies to all your queries.

  • Choose your tone according to your relationship with whoever you’re writing to.  If it’s someone you deal with on a daily basis then ‘Hi... , is fine – if not you may need Dear ...

  • USE PLAIN ENGLISH – NEVER WRITE A WORD YOU WOULDN’T USE IN EVERYDAY CONVERSATION!

  • Never respond to an email that’s made you angry immediately.  Give yourself time to calm down and think about how to handle it.

  • Be careful what you write in an email – remember at the touch of a button it can be passed on.

 

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"Voted in top 6 columnist for Bizcommunity for 2014."

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BRAND NEW COURSES!

One day course on 'WRITING IN THE ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT'

One day course on 'WRITING FOR THE MEDIA'

Online course on 'FREELANCE WRITING'

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NEW YEAR NEWSLETTER
To all my wonderful clients and visitors to my website I wish a very happy, healthy and exciting 2015. Not quite sure what happened to 2014 – went by in a flash. So thank you also to my clients,...

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