Free to use images 2021 edition
There are some great stock image websites out there, with hundreds of thousands of terrible stock photos that you should not inflict upon your colleagues or clients.
Twenty words, not too many polysyllables
'Polysyllables' aside, it's simple to make our communications easy to read - and retain greater impact - with one or two basic rules.
A good summary is your best communication
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could beam information directly into people's minds?
Image editing workflow
A quick recap on the best way to edit images so they look good on your intranet / website.
Separate the approval of content and style
Tired of Senior Engineers telling you they'd prefer the second sentence in your article to end with a smiley face? Want managers to let you shape messages as per your remit? Try this radical idea!
It’s something about being authentic, clear and concise yet thoughtful and human
Love of the written
We bandy the word 'passion' around too much, but love of the λόγος (logos) should drive our written expressions.
Beauty in the prose
It's up to us, the copywriters, authors and communicators to find the essential beauty in our written work, so as to help our readers receive the message. Dull work?
Writing fashions to be wary of
Internal communications that are dull and lifeless often masquerade as interesting by using 'exciting' boilerplate. Here are a few criminal uses of English.
Seven easy intranet improvements to make this month
I have had this role for one year. What have I done to our intranet? Not enough. What will you and I do in the next month or so? Plenty more.
Who writes for your MD?
Does your CEO have a ghost writer?
If you have nothing to say, don’t say anything
A real news article can't just be 2 paragraphs long, it needs to b concise, but it needs to give enough background context to be informative and interesting to the average reader.