Whatever Shows Up

A few readers interested in publishing to an email list like this one asked me to share my content planning tool and what I am doing to develop so many post ideas to write about. I don’t have a content planning tool. So whatever idea must show up, shows up. Here is...

About That Blank Email You Got

Friday’s “This Email Intentionally Left Blank ” post triggered many reactions. You sent me replies like “???”, “Nice!”, “Made me smile!”, “This piece is worth a lot.”, or “I don’t know what this is, but it makes me want to write.” And even if you didn’t hit “reply”, I...

Does Grandma Get It?

My Mom emailed me to let me know that she listened to my conversation with Mike Rohde in the last episode of his podcast. Good news, she said she finally started to understand what I do for a living. That was sweet of her to listen and let me know. Her note reminded...

Courageous Idiot

In the beginning of my career in the USA, when I had conversations with clients who had complicated things to say, I was feeling lost. My English wasn’t as good as it is now, and in general, I don’t understand very complicated things. I like simple and clear ideas....

Drunk Presenting

“Most people use Powerpoint like a drunk uses a lamp post – for support rather than illumination” – David Ogilvy We see it all the time, and yet we let it happen. Especially if it’s the boss doing it. But who has time for a reading of the...