As a small business owner, it’s unlikely you’d consider yourself to be punk, right? But a recent writing gig reminded me just how much small business has in common with the punk movement.
This time of year, a whole lotta goal setting and planning goes on – especially in business. You know, refining your business vision, planning your marketing efforts, that kind of thing.
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.