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12 December, 2018

A phrase to remember if you’re flying over the holidays

You hear new words almost every day, but sometimes you come across one that you just really like. Here’s one that stuck with me and one I […]
27 March, 2017
Racial Discrimination Act 1975

Changing 18C—Why knowing your environment could help

For some, the debate about changing free speech provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 is a tenth-order issue. The Deputy Prime Minister, for example, has been quoted in […]
22 March, 2017
Fighting-deer-feedback

Focus in feedback: Don’t let feedback turn into a fight

In our courses on Giving and receiving feedback, we find that a lot of people don’t really understand the feedback process—what it is or how to do […]
22 March, 2017
Creating a clear writing culture

Creating and nurturing a clear writing culture

These days everyone works as a writer. No matter their background or whether they work as a tinker, a tailor, a soldier or spy. Everyone writes […]
19 February, 2017
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Worst sentence ever

Ever wonder what’s behind the Ethos CRS magic? Here’s an example of how we deconstruct bad writing—and put it back together again. Take a look at […]
15 February, 2017
In terms of [sic] a clear speaking alert

In terms of [sic] a clear speaking alert

‘In terms of the meeting, we made a number of important decisions.’ What’s wrong with this sentence? It’s active, complete, and properly punctuated…What could it be? […]
7 February, 2017
Trump communicates

The Magic of Trump

Donald Trump amazed us all and became President of the United States. You may, like us, be a little baffled by this but, when we delved […]
3 February, 2017

When negotiations go wrong

Photograph credit: The Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-australian-prime-minister-9742641 The phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offers us a unique and contemporary insight into […]
25 January, 2017
Beer

Clear and elegant legal writing: A miracle!

Well, colour us impressed! The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom released a press summary yesterday and by George, we got it! The writer presented complex […]
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