Ask any writer how they research a topic and interviews will surely come top of the list. A primary source of information, they are a valuable journalistic tool which can add depth, interest and colour to any piece of writing. But good interviews don’t happen by magic. It takes a lot of preparation to ensure […]
Every time I look at this photo. I can’t help laughing. I was interviewing a Scottish basketball player about his rise to fame. Throughout the
A lot can go in to preparing an interview. Whether you’re hiring a member of staff or questioning an employee for the company newsletter, knowing a few interview techniques will help you get more out of the whole experience.
For many professionals, interviewing forms a big part of their job. Of course, nearly everyone at some point has experienced a job interview – where you’re on the receiving end of some very tricky questions. But actually being able to ask questions and get the answers you want can be a lot of hard work. […]
Knowing how to conduct a good interview is a skill which can come in very handy. For no matter what area your job is in, having a firm grasp of some solid interviewing techniques can, in many circumstances, save the day. Say you are about to participate in an important meeting, or introduce yourself to […]
If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]
A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]
Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]