Things I have tried and failed

By |2019-08-20T05:41:45+12:00July 2nd, 2019|Rock the Good Shit!, Rock Your Brand, Rock YourSELF!|

I consider myself to be successful. We all have different definitions of success.     Defining success Mine is that I live a self-determined life for me and my family.  I earn enough money for us to live a comfortable life and have great experiences. I have complete control of how [...]

Sell them what they want, so you can give them what they need

By |2019-06-06T07:38:13+12:00May 30th, 2019|Rock Plain Language, Rock Your Brand, Rock YourSELF!, Rockstar Communication|

OK, I need to take you on a little bit of a journey to explain what I mean here, so bear with me. I have a background as an educator. I trained as a high school English teacher. I started teaching at universities at 21 years old.  I worked in indigenous [...]

How to persuade and get buy-in

By |2019-05-30T07:12:22+12:00May 22nd, 2019|Rock Plain Language, Rock Your Brand, Rock Your Writing, Rock YourSELF!, Rockstar Communication|

How not to argue If you’re in an energetic discussion with someone, what’s a sure-fire way to get them to dig their heels in? Flat-out tell them they’re wrong. Point out all the faults in their logic. Deny their point of view. The more you do that, the greater the barrier [...]

How to write a report

By |2019-05-07T12:50:54+12:00May 2nd, 2019|Rock Plain Language, Rock Your Brand, Rock Your Writing, Rock YourSELF!, Rockstar Communication|

#SorryNotSorry but there’s no such thing as how to write a report. A  REPORT. Like there is one kind of report and there’s one right way to write one. Meeehhh! Wrong. But thanks for playing.   There are endless kinds of reports status reports research reports analysis reports financial reports (hundreds [...]

How to develop credibility in your profession

By |2019-04-24T11:10:23+12:00April 8th, 2019|Rock Your Brand, Rock YourSELF!, Rockstar Communication|

When people find out I teach writing, they assume it’s creative writing. Novels, stories, poetry. (Except that one dude who thought I teach handwriting. Weirdo.)   And I can teach those things. I have a master’s degree in creative writing. But without being a hugely successful published author, I don’t feel [...]