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A communication tip that’s bound to help

Andy Bounds makes good sense. As a former British Sales Trainer of the Year and in demand all over the world as a presenter of sales and communication workshops, he maintains that, ‘It’s not what you say that counts. It’s what people do differently after you’ve said it.’ This month, one of his Tuesday Tips highlighted that message. According to Bounds, the whole point of communication is to cause something to happen. Sure, there are conversations where we’re just shooting…

A communication tip that’s bound to help was last modified on June 5th, 2018 by Proof Communications Author
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KISS - keep it simple

Why it’s important to create an organisation Style Guide

Big businesses have in-house style manuals or style guides which set out basic grammar rules and conventions, plus those used specifically by the company. This is so each document put out by the business, including emails, is presented consistently. For instance, every time an employee creates a bullet list, the style guide means, in theory anyway, that they will stick to the company’s convention for bullet points. It could be that semi colons are always used at the end of…

Why it’s important to create an organisation Style Guide was last modified on December 1st, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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Make video marketing work for your business

Look at forecasts for marketing trends for the next twelve months and it’s a safe bet that video content is in the top five. Tim Asimos from Circle S Studio sums up video’s success: “Video – done well – is engaging and generates ROI, with four times as many consumers preferring digestible video content over text.” Asimos believes that the increasing number of live streaming tools is a huge boon for forward thinking marketers, opening up “virtually endless possibilities for…

Make video marketing work for your business was last modified on July 4th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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How to generate more Ideas for your business blog

That business blog you started recently is no doubt coming on a treat. However, even the most ardent blogger can find it challenging at times to come up with new topics. Check out these great ideas for some inspiration. Has your company just won an award? Why did you enter and how will winning help your customers? What’s a typical problem that your target customer has? Outline your best solution. What other industry blogs do you read regularly? Share your…

How to generate more Ideas for your business blog was last modified on June 25th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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Strong capability statements work in more ways than one

A capability statement is a versatile thing. It lets everyone know who you are and what you can do for them. But if you’re only using it externally, then you’re not using it to its full potential because a capability statement can be used in lots of ways for your own business, too. Induction tool A capability statement is an ideal way to introduce new employees to the depth and breadth of your company and will help to give them…

Strong capability statements work in more ways than one was last modified on December 15th, 2016 by Proof Communications Author
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How to write newsletters that won’t comatose your readers

Well written, targeted articles can breathe new life into business communications. But you also want to avoid your newsletter being sent straight to the reader’s recycle bin. Rather than bore customers to death, here are three ways to keep newsletter content fresh and your customers focused on the good work you do. 1. It’s about your customer Important though it may be to you, no one wants to read about how your business operates or who has been moved from one…

How to write newsletters that won’t comatose your readers was last modified on September 19th, 2017 by Proof Communications Editor
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EoI RoI RFT – What Does It All Mean?

If you are new to writing tenders, you’ll be bamboozled by all the abbreviations: RoI, EoI and RFT. What do they all mean, and how do you respond to each of them? Very large tenders involve a number of stages, but most involve only stage three listed below – the RFT. For those times where you are faced with the full evaluation process, each stage will require a different type of submission. The stages are: 1. RoI – Registration of…

EoI RoI RFT – What Does It All Mean? was last modified on November 22nd, 2015 by Proof Communications Team
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