Being a sole trader is hard work. Damned hard work. And there’s a big difference between freelancing and running a small business. You're forever learning and evolving.
Cher was right when she sang: “words are like weapons, they wound sometimes”.
You’d think breathing comes naturally, wouldn’t you? Considering it’s vital to simply being alive, it's really a no-brainer. I mean, how many of us give much thought to how we breathe – we just do it, right? In-out-in-out ad infinitum.
Every sole trader, entrepreneur and small business owner goes through it: losing their business mojo, falling into a funk, or feeling just plain “meh” about being in business.
I'll admit that I’m a pedant when it comes to grammar, spelling and punctuation. As a professional proofreader, it kinda comes with the territory.
Recently, I was asked to contribute to a forthcoming book about Australian indie music covering the late Seventies onwards. I jumped at the chance to write about my first love – music – and just one aspect of how it’s influenced my life.
You’ve probably been there – in a business meeting or seminar that starts off well enough, but then you begin noticing that the presenter, the participants even, are dropping a strange mix of verbs and nouns that sound so important, so critical to you being “on the same page” in order to “take it to the next level”
Happy World Voice Day! In honour of this celebration of all things vocal, I’ve compiled a few tips to help you achieve better voice production. A clear, commanding voice is the result of proper breathing, good posture, varied modulation and adequate preparation.
It’s World Voice Day this week. Erm… World what day? That’s right, there’s a World Voice Day, to raise awareness for the study, function and health of that instrument we communicate with daily, that (ehem…) speaks volumes about us, and that we take so much for granted.
You hear a lot about authenticity and transparency in business these days. The more open and real your brand is, the more your audience will trust it. Authenticity isn’t manufactured. It just is what it is. Or at least, it should be.