How to avoid your writing getting ‘all messed up’

writing starts with focus and structure

Today’s writing tip comes from the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, when Christopher Robin said: “Organization is what you do before you do it, so when you do it, it’s not all messed up.” When it comes to writing, organization starts with focus and structure. Both focus and structure are vital if you are to avoid getting …

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Cave painting offers clue to better presentations

A mere 32,000 years ago, man understood how to use PowerPoint. Cave drawings were our first form of communication. When our ancestors saw a picture of a Woolly Mammoth trampling a person, they knew what it meant. Since then our brains have grown, we’ve created symbols, given them meaning, and discovered the ability to parse …

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The hastily-scribbled lines that echoed round the world

Just three lines scribbled on a piece of scrap paper helped turn Jacinda Ardern into the embodiment of how a politician should respond to a crisis. New Zealand’s Prime Minister found herself thrust into the international spotlight after the massacre of 50 people in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15. …

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