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Is there anything else you’d like to talk about?

It’s a straight forward question.

But a great one, probably one of my favourites that a journalist can ask.

It opens the door for something else, is there something on your mind, is there something they should know?

Is there something on the tip of your tongue – or something I should know.

I wonder how many stories have broken from this one question. And vice versa how many stories have been missed by not asking.

I’m always in search of good questions. This is a simple one, but one to keep.

July 18th, 2017

A scrapbook mentality

This is a skill I’ve nurtured over time, continually collecting things I like, am inspired by and saving them.

Evernote is my default for this.

I’ll put in, phrases I like, or words I like, interesting ways of saying things.

Great examples of website design, a good campaign.

A great startup pitch deck, a great report.

It’s not about ‘saving everything’ it’s only saving the tidbits that you like.

Once you have a collection it makes starting projects easier faster, as you can draw from these resources. It also helps you continuously be creative, by connecting dots between your already pre-filtered ideas.

A must read on this is Steal Like an Artist. Give it read.

July 13th, 2017

What are you doing all the way down here? You could:
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