Interviewing Tricky People

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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 […]

Tall Tales

  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

The Top Ten Interview Techniques

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.

Interview Trouble?

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. […]

Handy Interview Techniques to Master

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 […]

Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

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. […]

How to Write Headlines

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 […]

My Top Writing Hates

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. […]