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A fresh look @ meeting reminders

A fresh look @ meeting reminders

  One great thing about asking your subscribers for blog post topics?   They come up with countless ideas.   Thanks to Margie G., an executive assistant for a racing team, we'll consider useful meeting reminders.   The question that started it all As you might...

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[QW1] Companies and groups are not people!

  Hey! What's all this 'QW' stuff in the headline?! Well-l-l, I recently looked back through some project management notes, where I discovered a pattern of easy-to-fix tech issues and 'word puzzlers' gone wild. 😉  To help us all stamp out these recurring...

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“Is it OK to write like I talk?”

“Is it OK to write like I talk?”

You’ve labored long-and-hard on that flier. Or maybe your website landing page text. You’re no writer, but you can at least take a stab at it, right? You show it to a friend, and he shreds your excitement balloon with . "You can't write like you talk. It isn't...

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Project communication = everything

Project communication = everything

A few years ago, I watched a video about Walmart's company strategies. No matter what you think of it, Walmart is thriving. (I don't shop there. I didn't appreciate the bait-and-switch from 'Made in America' goods.) As supervisors (or parents!), we can learn from this...

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A fun look at the Oxford comma squabble!

A fun look at the Oxford comma squabble!

Hey, everyone! A bit of a change-up, this month, as I give you a peek into my world of writing. OH! No, no, no! Don't click away! I promise: you're going to have fun. Here we go …. Try this when you get bored: 1. Corral a few writers in a room. 2. Ask, "Do you use the...

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“HOW did my file get so messed up?!”

“HOW did my file get so messed up?!”

Whether you’re a business owner, a job seeker sending out résumés, or a writer trying to break into the ‘big time,’ you will appreciate this post. This information isn't hidden away in a vault. You don't need a government clearance to read it. But, sometimes ... we...

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Fun examples of c-r-a-z-y English!

Fun examples of c-r-a-z-y English!

Hey there! For the past few weeks, I've been 'stuck in' (as my Aussie buddies say) with difficult projects. I needed a break. Good timing. A friend sent me the perfect grin maker right when I needed it. I'm thinkin' maybe you could use a kick-back-and-smile moment,...

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What’s YOUR nasty scope creep story?

What’s YOUR nasty scope creep story?

Got ya thinkin' there, didn't I? I know you have one ... ... a scope creep worst-workday-ever disaster story. Maybe the one where a bunch of "Could you just...?" add-ons beckoned. And (being the nice, accommodating person you are) you listened. You found yourself out...

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