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The year has started off jam packed with work – but very exciting.  Between editing, rewriting and training there’s been little time to turn around.

The Oscar trial and the elections has meant quite a bit of time training young journos in newsrooms, particularly on political reporting.  Best comment received when showing a picture of IFP leader, Dr Mangosutho Buthelezi – “is he still alive?”…

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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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