Category: Creativity

Why STEMMA, Not STEM, Can Help The Best Organisations Thrive

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STEM is a popular acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (or Math for our American visitors). STEM people help solve many different kinds of problems we have in our world today. With STEM, modern life is stunningly better. However, there is a problem ... ... STEM is far…

Update Joomla Website Copyright Date Automatically

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Usually, on or around the first day of every new year, if you have one or more Joomla-powered websites, you would be wise to update the copyright statement date to the new year. However, copyright updating can become a tedious though necessary task. Moreover, if you have multiple websites to…

Find Your Writer's Heart

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Whether you're seeking to write a book, pen an article, or create compelling content for your website, why not invest a little time and effort to learn how to communicate what you want to say in the best way possible? Then marvel at how such a seemingly innocent activity can…

When Economies Go Bad

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As I write these words, economies around the world look like they may be in for some rough times ahead. Let's call it a crisis, or even crisies. Yet throughout history, every crisis has also brought opportunities as well as threats. Nevertheless, in times of turmoil, the few who "keep…

Insights, Answers, Solutions

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Regular subscribers know I highly recommend that as profitable web publishers, we should build our own "Swipe files". In the context of this article, a swipe file is simply a folder containing collection containing any mix of articles, documents, pictures or web pages that, for one reason or another, have at…

Saying No to the Status Quo

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To help publicize the Apple Mac computer, a few years ago, Apple Inc. created a short 60-second commercial that over time has gained almost legendary status. The "Crazy Ones" was directed by Chiat / Day's Jennifer Golub with art directed along with Jessica Schulman and Yvonne Smith. Original Voiceover was…

Sometimes Baby Knows Best

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We know that learning anything new takes time, effort, courage, focus, persistence, a can-do attitude, and other such heroic attributes. If we're lucky enough to be born with legs that work, while learning to walk, we'll fall down many times before we can successfully master the apparently simple art of…

Sentences That Make Sense

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Contrary to what many readers might think in order to communicate effectively, I believe we need only understand the basics of grammar. Just a few key elements are necessary: the rest can come with regular practice, an open, willing mind and a desire to keep learning and experimenting. I'm not…

35 Website Promotion Strategies

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If you tie Internet marketing muscle to web-based gimmicks, when the next major search engine update occurs to revalue our websites, many web businesses can find their web promotion and publicity strategies in tatters. Here's how to avoid or minimize the effects of search engine "slaps" once and for all:…

What Really Drives Successful People?

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What makes successful people "tick"? Some readers may remember the boom and bust of the dot.com mania at around 1999. Here's something you may not know. A few thoughtful Internet entrepreneurs - including our "3-percenters" referred to in another article on this website - ignored the "dot.com doomsday" effect and…

26 Profitable Projects

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Today, writers, speakers, presenters and website providers have a wealth of opportunities that are almost crying out for good communication skills. What's more, you don't need to be a top-notch communicator to earn a great living writing, speaking or presenting on topics that interest you. Even better, your choice of…

What Makes a Sentence Work?

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If we think of words as the building blocks of written and spoken communications, sentences are like the cement or glue that binds together our words so that others can "make sense" of what we want to say. In this tip, we'll examine sentence structure a little closer and discover…

How to Maintain Your Writing Flow

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Writers and communicators like most everyone else, can experience peaks and troughs - especially in creativity. Some days, the right words come easily, and everything matches up perfectly. At other times, you may feel like you have to drag each useful phrase, lead, or idea, kicking and screaming out of…

Drains and Radiators Drive Our World

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To taste some success in the highly competitive arenas such as writing, publishing, speaking, presenting, or website creation, building and maintaining a positive way of looking at life is, I believe, essential to help overcome problems and obstacles that might otherwise hamper our progress. Some activities we do - such as writing…

Write And Edit Naturally

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Some writers and communicators know precisely what they're going to say as soon as they put "pen to paper" or fingers to keyboard. Others, at least to start with, may only have a vague idea of their message and are happy to "go where the story takes them", changing storyline…