Yearly Archives: 2015

Make deposits in the credibility account

As a consultant, I’m conscious of the need to establish and maintain credibility. I need to persuade clients that I understand my craft, know how to meet their needs, and provide a service that’s worth the fees I charge. In turn, each organisation and consultant I encounter needs to establish their credibility with me. I […]

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The premise of Background Briefing: Fibre to the premises is unlikely

I enjoyed the Background Briefing report this morning on the history and status of the NBN (ABC Radio National). But, no matter how many times I shouted at the radio, the presenter and his various interviewees (including people in senior positions at NBN Co) continued to discuss issues around connecting fibre/copper to the ‘premise’. So, […]

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Finding the right training venue: Flexibility is the key

I spend a lot of my time working in training and function venues. Over the years, I’ve developed an extensive list of my likes and dislikes. For me, flexibility is the key priority. I like to be able to set up the room in a way that suits my needs. Sometimes, I like to change […]

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Simplifying ASKO’s complex instructions

This week I’ve had the great joy of learning to use new kitchen appliances (I’ve waited a long time for this new kitchen). Mixed with the pleasure of having appliances that are new and clean comes the challenge of re-learning things that are almost automatic. I’ve spent a week referring to manuals as I try […]

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Sentences need to make internal sense

Writing sentences that make internal sense – with content that connects across a sentence’s various parts – is an easily missed editing task. Here’s a sentence written by my son’s school this week: ‘If successful in the preliminary round, the state final will be held at Griffith University on Saturday 14 November.’ The problem in this […]

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