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Tag: Skills and techniques

Chapter seventeen: Q-r

Questions can be very useful in helping you get started on a piece of writing. Why should this be so? Aren’t questions inevitably a sign of some uncertainty? What if we want to give the impression that we are totally…read more

Writing to engage people online

Why bringing humanity to your writing is essential to engage people online, and how you can get people to stick around to read what you've written. Technology has changed our habits. We often talk about Generation Z’s diminishing attention span,…read more
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Reimagined: Writing when you’re stuck

Five ideas to reconnect you to your message Invisible Grail’s Louise Clifton draws on our own approach to facilitating original writing and suggests five ways to overcome writer’s block. [writing] permeates decision-making...helps us form alliances, and when we get it…read more
The art of feedback

Reimagined: The art of feedback

Honest feedback is hard. Hard to listen to, and hard to give. So does feedback work best in the structured moments we've made for it? Or should we embrace it in all the moments in-between? Drawing on her own experience,…read more
Influence...and how you do it

Influence…and how you do it

Nurturing influencing skills are like playing a musical instrument: the more you fine tune, the better you get. Paul Gentle offers his insights on recognising the scary stuff, reading the room, and how to use questions to influence for solutions.…read more