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So far Susan Hammond has created 29 blog entries.

5 ways you can solve problems for better workplace wellbeing

Fear, overwhelm, anxiety. Frustration, anger, depression. Do you recognise any of these? They’re just some of the feelings you may get when you’re faced with a problem. Trouble is, problems are a normal part of life – especially in the workplace. Depending on your role it may be one thing after another, or you may [...]

By | 2020-07-16T15:10:41+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing, Workplace wellbeing|2 Comments

To niche or not? That is the question

Do you have a business niche? It'll help you and your copywriter no end if you do (read on to find out why). But what exactly is it and do you really need one? Will having a niche help your business grow? I’ll answer those questions here…   What is a niche? Your niche is [...]

By | 2020-07-01T17:31:34+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

Netwalking: feel good and boost your productivity at the same time

It was a grey autumn day when I met Sean at Rushden Lakes for a business meeting. The sky was leaden, and it was a wee bit chilly. But getting outside was the best thing ever… Beavers scurried on the bank their whiskers twitching in the wind, snakes slithered past tongues flicking to and fro, [...]

3 great things about snow

Are you hoping for a white Christmas? It's probably just wishful thinking in Leicestershire, but you never know. And remembering past years when there's been loads of snow, I'm longing for it again. And why not? It’s magical, lots of fun and so peaceful. Great for your wellbeing... 1. Snow creates a magical winter wonderland [...]

By | 2020-07-02T08:33:50+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Mental health and wellbeing, The great outdoors|0 Comments

How long should your blog posts be?

So you want to start a blog for your business? That’s great. Blogging is one of the best ways to demonstrate expertise and engage with your customers. But how long should your blog posts be? That depends. But you should always consider: Blog purpose Blog topic Your audience   Blog purpose What is your blog [...]

By | 2020-07-02T08:34:39+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Business blogging, Copywriting|2 Comments

What is tone of voice in copywriting?

Picture the scene. You’re settled on a comfy sofa, cuppa in one hand, your copywriter opposite. You’re having a lovely chat about your business and where you want to go with it. But then… “What’s your tone of voice?” Eh? You what? Why do you need to know that? It’s a common question and your [...]

By | 2020-07-02T08:35:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

Getting organised: how you can learn from nature

Do you have piles of stuff constantly growing around you? Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list and the sheer volume of work you ‘absolutely must’ do to keep your business going? Right now. Straight away. URGENTLY! You are not alone. A couple of months ago things came to a head in Susan’s copywriting world. [...]

Why copywriting is like a rock and how to make yours shine like a diamond

Copywriting certainly rocks! But how? As a geologist in a previous life I couldn’t resist looking for some analogies. In this post I’ll share a few to help you write better copy. But first, a little reminder…   What is copywriting? Copywriting is writing to sell. Good copy persuades your prospects to buy your product [...]

By | 2020-07-02T08:37:15+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

What is copywriting (and what it’s not)?

So, it’s a new year. Have you been thinking about new beginnings? Perhaps you’ve already been business planning and are looking for a new way of marketing. You’ve heard of copywriting but are not sure what it is. Look no further… Copywriting is writing to sell Good copy persuades your prospects to buy your product/service [...]

By | 2020-07-02T08:38:21+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

Running a business: how to stay sane

Bunny ears! Shades! The geologist look! Whaaaaaaat...? Is that really how to stay sane? Well, no. But it did help me get over the scary I’m-an-introvert-and-public-speaking-is-scary feeling when I gave a presentation the other week. Want to know why these particular props? Then read on. This post summarises my presentation…   It’s hard running a [...]

By | 2020-07-02T08:39:03+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Mental health and wellbeing, Workplace wellbeing|0 Comments