One of the things I do as a Smoothie is write. I write to engage. To simplify the complex. To tell stories and illuminate ideas. I mainly write for the spoken word. You know who else writes? ChatGPT. So I challenged us to go head to head. Write one paragraph on why to use ChatGPT […]
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words… Your brand imagery has the power to instantly tell your brand story, connect with your ideal customer, and uniquely appeal to their deepest desires. Studies show that people understand images faster than words and remember them longer, and if there’s a discrepancy between what […]
You want to create content that counts but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. French philosopher and writer Voltaire once said, “The secret of being boring is to say everything”. In other words, say too much and nobody will listen. It becomes noise. At least that is my take on it. I […]
Let’s talk cake. It’s your job to organise the cake for a big birthday. For that big moment, the singalong, the candle, the celebration. It’s a big deal. You got the name of a great baker, with amazing recipes, from a trusted friend. You & the baker chatted about cake flavours, fondants, toppings & how […]
- 27 January 2021
Do you know we have an idea muscle? It might be hidden under blah and leftover 2020 stuff and busyness but it’s there. Just waiting… Years ago I read a great post by the accessibly smart James Altucher about how coming up with ideas is something we need to work at. Regularly. His impetus to […]
The world is on fire. We have arrived in 2020 with a confusing unraveling of what it feels like to be human in the world. The time has come to heal and repair, to use our knowledge for the good of the planet and the people and to build the future we have imagined.
- 13 November 2020
Her stories mesmerised me; the energy in her storytelling rippled through me. She was like a giant glass of sparkling water overflowing with big, boisterous bubbles that snapped, crackled and popped with life and living.
- 28 October 2020
It used to be called an elevator pitch.
Back when we rode elevators (that was so 2019)
That short conversation that explains an idea, product, business or person in such a clear and clever way that your audience immediately understands. And gets excited about it.