A little brand check in never hurt anyone

Now’s the time to ask yourself, “Is my brand saying what I want it to? Am I, or my team, delivering the experience I expect?” A brand isn’t something you launch and forget. It’s not a one and done kind of project. It takes a lot of nurturing along the way. I recommend reviewing yourContinue reading “A little brand check in never hurt anyone”

It’s your point of view

Whenever we write there’s the opportunity to use a different voice. Your voice sets the tone, it helps improve understanding of the topic and it engages the reader to keep reading. Think about your audience and the message you want to deliver. Choosing an appropriate voice for the style of writing is an important step.Continue reading “It’s your point of view”

Putting ideas to paper

There are days when my head is full of ideas about things I want to do and places I want to go. Sometimes I find myself spinning! But, I always come back to what I love most, writing. For me, writing is not a linear process, unless maybe I’m making up a dreaded grocery listContinue reading “Putting ideas to paper”

Polishing the talk

If you had asked me years ago, if I wanted to become a communicator, I would have said no. Becoming a good communicator takes work and frankly, I didn’t know what that entailed. As it turned out, the more experience I gained, the more I loved communicating. It’s now one of my favourite things! GoodContinue reading “Polishing the talk”

Stepping out of your comfort zone

We all experience it. Those moments when we’d rather hide than face an uncomfortable situation. Stepping out of your comfort zone is not always easy, but when you do, you’ll feel really good about it. You’ll expand your reach with new confidence and experience. It’s important to understand what makes you uncomfortable. If you’re providingContinue reading “Stepping out of your comfort zone”

Add a little variety

Have you adapted to a certain way of writing? Do you feel compelled to follow a set of writing rules? There are a lot of thoughts about how you should write. Writing in plain language is one of them. It’s a clear, concise and organized way of writing that makes it easier for your readersContinue reading “Add a little variety”

It’s your small business

Creating a business plan for your small business may seem like a daunting task, but it’s an important one. A well thought out plan helps you clarify exactly what your business is all about and can become the roadmap to your success. The first step — define your business. What service are you providing orContinue reading “It’s your small business”

It’s time to check in

Building a strong brand doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and a consistent focus. Know what it is you’re offering and stay the course. Don’t lose sight of what your customers want. Test your brand from time to time to make sure it remains relevant. The strongest brands have been around for years because theyContinue reading “It’s time to check in”

Online all the time

Like a lot of people today, I’m working from home. So, I got to thinking about how we’ve shifted the way we communicate. My day starts online and is peppered with emails, video calls and text messages. On breaks, I’m throwing in a load of laundry or taking a quick walk around the block. LongContinue reading “Online all the time”