You’ve got to be a bit more canny when using hook intros than with a summary intro. Look for unusual parts of the story or details which you have seen or gathered from your reporting. Go through your notebook and have a look at the different parts of it and make sure that you’ve got
Great interview with Bob Eiger on BBC’s The Media Show: Snippets here: “I think if you look at today’s media landscape — whether you are in the UK, or the United States, or many other places in the world — first of all, it starts with content. Content is king. People love to consume stories,
It’s easy to forget about links in your writing. Once you’ve overcome the first major hurdle and actually made a start, there is a tendency to assume that the rest will just flow. Not necessarily. Good writers spend as much time thinking about how to keep people reading as they do about hooking them in
This week’s top tip: Learn as much about your reader as you can and when you start to write, imagine they are sitting in the corner of the room with you. Look at our Feature Writing course to find out more.
Every day, you send out 4,000 messages, without once opening your mouth or tapping your keyboard. ‘Micro-messages’ are how humans actually communicate face-to-face, most of the time. Small actions or gestures, eye movements or glances, shifts in posture or body language; they all give a lot away – and much more than we think. We rely on them
1st Rule of Communication – Context Hugely influences your message. Place, time, format, expectations, history, relevance, sentiment…the list goes on. Think about Context, first and last. 2nd Rule of Communication – Clarity There is just too much ‘noise’ and clutter. Your message needs to be absolutely clear, helped by your distinctive tone of voice. The clearer
Should we listen to a banker…? Not usually, but for once, a leading financier has echoed a truth that we all apply here at ContentETC. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon recently visited his alma mater to share advice and tips to some eager and bright young minds, and said the one skillset that’s becoming harder
Centralised generation of any content creates opportunities and problems. Here are three tips to help overcome the problems. Train Train the centralised content generators in what the specific voice of the brand is and what its key words are. This is done by the brand “owners” so that the content generators can keep the brands unique.
Businesses looking to engage with influencers often overlook the best influencers of all… those already connected and interacting with their brand. Contact us if you want to know how to engage and mobilise your best audience asset.
Pay attention to the languge you use for links.