Empowering Email

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

We send and receive a lot of email in the business world – an average of 100 messages a day in 2013, according to market research firm The Radicati Group. No surprise, that number is expected to rise. Radicati predicts the number of business emails to increase by 7% to 8% every year between 2013 and 2017.

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Taking the Bite out of Deadlines

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

If variety is the spice of the writing life – and I believe it is – then deadlines are a staple. As a financial writer, I get to work on all sorts of projects, ranging from white papers and marketing collateral to regulatory shareholder reports and web-based articles. Every one of them has a deadline.

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In Praise of the Telephone

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Email has its place. But whenever possible, I prefer to use the telephone. Indeed, the telephone is one of the best business tools I know.

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Angels

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

I am surrounded by angels. Some of them took care of our home and our cats when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard of the United States. We were far away – across the Atlantic on a long-planned vacation in Sicily. It was surreal to be so far away from home when that terrible storm hit

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Taormina

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments




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Daydream Believer

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

As a writer, I am intimately familiar with the appeal of daydreaming. When I catch myself doing it, a part of me wonders, is this: “Laziness?” “Inefficiency?” Procrastination?” So I was delighted to learn that daydreaming could boost “working memory capacity.”

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