THOUGHTS ON WRITING
JOY & BADASSERY
A while ago I was at a client's premises and found myself locked in. I’d finished my training a little later than their usual work day’s end, and then took my time packing up my things. By the time I went to leave, the building was deserted. I had a visitor’s...
I've learned, over the years, that my best tool when I'm feeling emotional distress is SLEEP. I simply don’t know if it’s the same for everyone. But for me, when I’m not coping and nothing else is working, I know that sleep will make things look different. Maybe I...
I’m a firm believer that people don’t need to know the technicalities of grammar to be good at writing. If you can talk, you can write. But. If we want to sound both professional and human in our business communications, then one of the things I think we...
Reece Reilly spoke with Writing and Communications Trainer Shelly Davies about how to improve your writing and training as well as other topics such as Maori, Profanity, Racism and more. This long-form video podcast will take you on a real journey!
The bullsh*t belief — “You can be either rich or a good person, but not both” — negatively impacted how much Shelly Davies charged for her services. And led to shortchanging herself to the tune of thousands of dollars each day.
Add that up over time and… well… you can do the math.
Shelly Davies is living a dream she didn’t know she had – helping people live more fully, more authentically, and more in their truth. She does this with a lot of laughs, her new traditional Māori chin tattoo, and a fair amount of curse words sprinkled liberally through everything she does, even her website. Shelly’s story is one of loving self through dead husbands, depression, obesity, single parenting, running an #accidentallyawesome business, and even, much to her equal dismay and delight, grandparenting.
Tune into this episode of the Courageous Self-Care Podcast to hear Shelly Davies’ powerful story of parenting, overcoming shame and authenticity.
An honest account of the pain and self doubt that parenting can bring. Listen to Shelly talk about the perfect recipe for disaster that she experienced as a mother. Profound and vulnerable sharing in this podcast.
You know all those “rules” you were taught in school about “good writing?” They were lies. Our focus today needs to go beyond grammar and punctuation, and towards clarity and understanding. What works for real people? And what really ARE the rules?
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(I’ve got SO MUCH to say!)
Boy do I have stories to tell. Yes, I’ve run a fucking amazing business for 7 years now, and YES I want other people to feel THIS POWERFUL in their own universe. I can talk business. Money. Marketing. Brand. Authenticity. Vulnerability. Courage. Someone might have suggested I’m New Zealand’s Brene Brown *blush*. I can talk parenting, divorce, dead husbands, depression, obesity and weight loss surgery, family court, addictions, SERIOUS mental health.
I mean fuck. I’ve lived. What can I say? You don’t become a joyful badass rockstar through a boring, not-much-happened kinda life. So let’s talk.
What people say
I found Shelley to be a highly entertaining presenter. Teaching plain English is her passion and her mission. She excels at it.
Shelly has lot to offer!! Whether you are a novice starting your career, or a pro looking to refine you writing style, Shelly can help you! Learn to be more direct, communicate more clearly, and get what you want out of your written interactions. Shelly's tips cover the full spectrum from simple emails to comprehensive policy documents.
Awesome training and advice Shelly, it's totally changed my approach to report writing and I'm getting great feedback from clients!
Shelly came to tell what would work in the world of communication. We were a bit "ho hum" about the whole thing. However, we were not expecting to be 'wowed'. Shelly is: - Inspiring - Relevant - Current - Engaging - Common sense - Professional - Very, very, easy to understand. - And, funny. But most of all, she understood us. We're all waiting for the next installment!
An amazing course, filled with exuberance and insights. Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks!!!l Back to work inspired and enthused - cheers Shelly, you're bloody awesome! (came back and contracted this last sentence....haha)
Sheilly is a true inspiration, learnt so much from the time I spent with on the Professional Writing course, changed the way I communicate, just fantastic!!!