What’s With These Bizarre Blog Comments?

If you’ve run a blog for any length of time, you’ve probably had at least one of those Twilight Zone experiences:  receiving comments  with little or relation to the topic of your posts or the focus of your blog, seemingly left by ethereal beings who enter their input without showing…

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Answering the Question Your Visitors Will Never Speak
(but they’re always asking)

My trial by fire as a writer came from a high-wired Technical Communications professor…a moonlighting novelist who loved coffee and hated Latinate -ize and -ization suffixes with equal passion. With our latest assignments pinned on the board, he’d read the first sentence of each one aloud, confront the writer, and demand,…

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Making Your First Meetings Memorable: Crafting a Powerful Elevator Speech

You know the “Oh, how…er…interesting” moment. It happens when someone at a networking mixer introduces himself saying something like this:  “I’m John Doe, and I’m lead widget wizard with United Widgets International.” What is United Widgets? What do they do? What does he do? How can you connect with him?…

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