Social media dos and don’ts

Social media dos and don’ts 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Over lockdown you may find yourself on social media platforms a lot of the time. Whether you need to post for work purposes, are taking a breather, or are just scrolling through your feeds to keep up with friends and family, social media has come to dominate many aspects of our lives. It is thus…

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Keys to successful leadership

Keys to successful leadership 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Starting a business is daunting. You’re running with something into which you’ve invested time, effort, energy and probably a considerable amount of capital, but you have no idea if it is actually going to work… It’s a risk, and you take it. A business takes on a life of its own, and you’re ‘supposed to’…

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How to write well: The short guide

How to write well: The short guide 2500 1309 Notable Communications

When people discover that I’m a publishing specialist, I’m frequently asked whether I can assist them in getting their book published. The answer is always a tentative yes – tentative because I need to assess their writing skills before ascertaining whether I can work with the manuscript as it is, or whether I need to…

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How to respond to a job advertisement

How to respond to a job advertisement 2500 1309 Notable Communications

You’ve finally found a job that really appeals to you. The responsibilities, remuneration package, and company all seem like the right fit. All that’s left to do is respond to the ad. Unfortunately, some people seem to think this equates to unearthing a copy of their CV last updated three years ago and slapping it…

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How to recognise a toxic workplace and what to do about it

How to recognise a toxic workplace and what to do about it 2500 1309 Notable Communications

I’m starting this post with a dangerous, and seldom-realised fact: There is no such thing as a work-life balance. Work is part of your life – a significant part – but it certainly is not a separate entity. If anyone tries to convince you otherwise, you seriously need to consider their motives. In order to…

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How to network effectively

How to network effectively 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Networking is frequently, and wrongfully, maligned. At times it can seem like people’s blatant and desperate attempts to get themselves or their business noticed, but if you find yourself in that kind of situation, simply walk away. Learn how to network properly, and you will realise the benefits tenfold in addition to connecting with all…

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Your guide to delivering a truly memorable toast

Your guide to delivering a truly memorable toast 2500 1309 Notable Communications

When was the last time you heard a toast that actually made you pause mid-selfie and feel like getting off your seat to clink glasses? Having to endure a pointless, eye-roll-inducing, and meandering toast is reason enough to have most of us (teetotallers included) reaching for a glass of something to numb our minds. The…

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CV etiquette: The dos and don’ts

CV etiquette: The dos and don’ts 2500 1309 Notable Communications

A clear, concise, and well-written curriculum vitae is an invaluable asset, yet few people know how to construct one. Your CV is one of the most telling and important pieces of communication you will circulate – it is your personal unique selling proposition (USP). Recruiters, human resource managers, and potential employers are going to select…

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Want to build an app? Here’s what you need to know…

Want to build an app? Here’s what you need to know… 2500 1309 Notable Communications

I’ve noticed that many people have a love–hate relationship with apps. Since I moved to the United Arab Emirates, that observation has been confirmed several times. For instance, the gym app I use only allows me to book a mere 48 hours in advance. It is notorious for crashing, hanging, and not always accurately recording…

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Achieving focus in the midst of Covid-19

Achieving focus in the midst of Covid-19 2500 1309 Notable Communications

2020 is almost done! Perhaps more than ever before, Covid-19 has forced us to reassess how we live our lives. It made us slow down (at least for a while) before catapulting us into entirely different ways of working, problem-solving, and simply living… Those of us who embraced working from home (WFH) are feeling the…

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