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Confident copywriting in a crisis

Having survived two recessions since I started freelancing, it looks as though we might be facing another one. Like speakers and trainers, copywriters are seeing clients hold back budgets, and so they’re worrying about how Read more…

Happy 19th anniversary to me

At a time when there doesn’t seem to be much to celebrate, today is exactly 19 years since I founded my freelance copywriting/training/speaking business.   If circumstances were different, I would have been on a Read more…

Business Book Awards

Last night, I attended the Business Book Awards event in London, hoping that my new book might be shortlisted in the ‘specialist audience’ category. However, it was up against some stiff competition. There were 270 Read more…

PowerPoint karaoke

You might be amused to see me attempting PowerPoint Karaoke at PSA London. That is, trying to deliver a vaguely coherent talk in front of 15 slides that I’ve never seen before and which advance Read more…

Powered up

Pleased to be quoted in the new book Power Up by Antoinette Dale Henderson, especially because I’m in a paragraph with Bill Clinton.

Boosting confidence

Want to be a confident freelance copywriter? Spend a day with me at the UK Pro Copywriters’ Conference and discover the secrets to success (you might also get ideas about how to write a better Read more…

PowerPoint karaoke

On 14 December, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. It’s called PowerPoint Karaoke. Eek! I’ll be on stage, talking. That’s fine. But I can’t prepare like I usually would. Oh no. Not at all. Read more…