The Nautilus Newsletter: Writing Tips From FNQ

Hello and Welcome to my Nautilus Newsletter series, this time with GRANT AND TENDER WRITING TIPS to help you through #COVID19.

I am also here to help you with any technical writing issues and tasks you might have during this tough time — contact me through email, LinkedIn or Facebook (see above).

Today we’ll discuss your approach to that funding submission, with a little on persuasive writing and planning. Links to important government funding sites and grant hubs are also included. Read on. See my latest video for more tips.    

I am also here to help you with any technical writing issues and tasks you might have during this tough time — contact me through email, LinkedIn or Facebook (see above).

Today we’ll discuss your approach to that funding submission, with a little on persuasive writing and planning. Links to important government funding sites and grant hubs are also included. Read on. See my latest video for more tips.    

Read on…

Grants and Tenders – the Agony and the Ecstasy!

I am giving a series of mini-workshops on grants and tenders at YEP’s Deep Dive Into Growth this Thursday.

Just one of a crowd of eager presenters, I’ll be sharing the Bill with:

– Tara Diversi – Entrepreneurship Facilitator
– Shaun Bassett: Venture Capitalist – PieLab Ventures
– Andrea Tunjic: People Strong
– Aaron Birkby: Peak Persona and Startup Catalyst
– Fireside chat on growing your brand with social media, authorship and speaking.

and others…

The program will be out shortly.

Date: Thursday, 21/02/19
Venue: CQU Cairns Campus, Level 3
Contact: https://deepdive2019.eventbrite.com.au or hello@yepcairns.com

See you there!?

LEAD GENERATION USING WHITE PAPERS

Shelley Kramer has an interesting take on the use of White Papers for lead generation, particularly on the importance of video. As she says: ” You can’t go wrong with video these days, as 79 percent of respondents in one study said they would rather watch a video than read.”

More multimedia experience than doorstop. Of course, writing is just the first step… read on.

And, get in touch to outsource the writing or editing of your white paper to a fresh set of eyes, or to convert those hard-won words to an outstanding video! We will make your video through our joint venture: Business Video Collective (BVC)

Call Me

Critical Thinking and Publishing

This article came up on my Facebook feed yesterday with the usual slew of comments and brickbats.

Critical Thinking and Publishing

I shared it because it seemed so ridiculous, then thought about it more, once a few comments had come in. Sound familiar?

My first take on it was to wonder at the editor of this paper. Did he/she realise how ridiculous this was? Maybe not – which is worrying! Did they publish, fully aware that this person (name removed) would be held up to ridicule? And, how was it that he was so poorly informed? Does it come down to effective communication by those in the know, or lack of critical-thinking skills on his part, or a combination? (Note: I am not in any way blaming teachers! I am married to one, and fully aware of the great job they do). It does appear funny, and lets the trolls do their worst, but he seems to be in earnest. So, at the very least, there have been failures of reasoning and communication.

Then, as the conversation continued (I did a little digging and found a better shot of the original article, and what may be this person’s Linked-In profile. The article was published in 2008, so it has been doing the rounds for a while. This shows just how careful you have to be with what you put out there. Somebody searching for him on the web today would come up with the article pretty quickly – I did.

Once it is on the web there is no getting rid of it. So – a cautionary tale