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A Love Letter To My Clients

July 21st, 2017 | no comments

Dear wonderful clients, we all have hobbies, and mine is amateur theatre. Earlier this month I auditioned for a role in Wicked, a well-known show about the witches of Oz, being staged by my local musical society later this year. The audition required me to sing two…

Why Schapelle Corby IS Newsworthy

May 30th, 2017 | no comments

I’ve been involved in a lively Facebook debate this week, started by a journalist colleague of mine who thanked the Gods that he’s never had to do a Schapelle Corby story. Tongue firmly planted in cheek, I replied that I did several – but that…

How To Talk Off-The-Record

May 18th, 2017 | no comments

This week I met the CEO of a large company that’s taking on a highly controversial project. Despite the potential for public backlash and reputational harm, this CEO has sound reasons for getting his company involved. Through speaking with him off-the-record, I was able to grasp…

Be Like The Donald. I’m Serious.

May 31st, 2016 | no comments

I want you to be like Donald Trump. I’m serious. Why? Because he practices linguistic austerity. ‘And that is?’ I hear you ask. Good question. It’s the practice of using short words instead of long ones. In this article published in Politico Magazine the author Jack…

60 Minutes Should Be Ashamed

April 20th, 2016 | no comments

Today I woke to the news that Tara Brown, the 60 Minutes crew and Sally Faulkner had been released from jail in Lebanon. Following this story for the past two weeks has taken me right back to the early 2000s, when I was a journalist…

How Georgie Dent Almost Quit

February 16th, 2016 | no comments

As Associate Editor at Mamamia, Australia’s largest independent women’s website, Georgie Dent is prepared to voice her opinions. What this now-seasoned commentator wasn’t prepared for, however, was the staggering amount of vitriol she received after her first big TV appearance, in September 2013. “I was…