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Turn your sales proposals from ‘MEH’ – to a big fat ‘YEAH!’

By Vikki Maver| 18 June 2019
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You’ve just wrapped up a meeting with a hot new prospect. And it went well. Really well. In fact, your gut is telling you it’s yours to lose. Now all that’s left to do is whip up a killer sales proposal – and the deal is done.

Easy, right?

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Stop losing your sh!t while writing: 12 online tools you need to know about

By Victoria Zhu| 20 February 2019
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So you’ve been tasked with creating next month’s blog article, email newsletter or advertisement. But as we all know, writing can sometimes make you want to hurl profanities left, right and centre.

We hear you! In fact, we too drop the F-bomb every now and then (shh…).

So here are some of the most common frustrations we bet you’re shouting – along with some handy online tools to save the day!

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Transform your annual report from bland… to brilliant

By Vikki Maver| 22 January 2019
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Annual report.

Say these two words to almost anyone and they’ll instantly think of a stale yearly report printed on thick stacks of paper… while they try to suppress a big fat yawn!

But times are changing. And so can you.

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From the lecture hall to the office: here’s how to transform the way your grads write

By Victoria Zhu| 3 December 2018

If your business has just hired fresh graduates, you probably have a long list of things to teach them. But have you included business writing on your list?

If not, don’t be surprised if your grads’ emails read like complicated theses… rather than simple, clear messages.

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How to write a ‘bad news’ email: your step-by-step guide

By Vikki Maver| 30 November 2018

Rejecting an award applicant. Reporting a job loss. Communicating that you can’t give a customer what they want.

Informing people of bad news is a reality of business and life. And although it’s commonplace, so many people get it… so wrong.

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How to think like a copywriter – when you have no choice

Some nine-year-olds like to draw. Others dance, run or skate.

But when I was nine, I spelled… one word, as fast as I could, for every willing face I met.

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Time to bust the BULL on blogging

By Vikki Maver| 7 October 2018

Everyone seems to have an opinion on business blogging these days. The DOs. The DON’Ts. The HOWs. The WHYs.

And boy have I heard my fair share of blogging BS.

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5 reasons to transform your council staff into web writing whizzes

By Vikki Maver| 9 September 2018

I ran a series of web writing workshops for a local council in Sydney recently. And during one of the sessions, one participant piped up with this profound observation:

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