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This is my Blog Page …

… but I call it “Newsroom Secrets” because “Blog” sounds a bit tedious. My aim in each post is to give you a pithy little tip on productivity that you or your colleagues might find useful in your own workplace — a secret from my thirty years’ experience facing hourly deadlines as a BBC reporter and presenter.  Sometimes I save you the trouble of reading them by turning them into sixty second video “Vlogs”.

And Finally … I only post once or twice a time a month, and keep each written entry to six short paragraphs.  That’s because I don’t like being bombarded or bored either.  If you enjoy them, do spread the word!

Three Reasons Why Doing Someone Else’s Job for a Day May Help You Do Yours

What I learnt when I turned Producer, rather than Presenter, for the Day.

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Is this the most powerful question a reporter can ask?

The one question that has never failed me when reporting in sad circumstances, with thanks to David...

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Translation Required: Do you know what these five news phrases actually mean?

If you don't understand the words you use, are you quite sure your audience/customers/staff will?

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60 SECOND SECRET: Up against it in Hastings … 21 February 2018

A trick I use to keep things simple ...

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What the Dope Dealer taught me about Networking

You can pick up business tips in the unlikeliest of places, I've discovered. It's all about trust.

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Why it’s good if Feedback makes you howl

Tough feedback from 15 year old Daisy. But it all helps -- and adults are kinder!

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Three Things You Can Still Do To Run Your Business when your Laptop’s in A&E

My laptop and IMac are in intensive care this week. Here’s how I’ve avoided panic.

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How to remember what that meeting was all about.

If you still take notes, and still use a pen, think about going red.

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How to get someone’s attention — a shocking suggestion

Why it's still good to talk ...

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Why your next job may be easier than you think

Whisper it, but not everything that looks difficult is that difficult.

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Try me for free — by signing up to my Newsroom Secrets!  Every month or so I reveal a secret based on my many years in a BBC newsroom — to help you and your teams with your own deadlines and on-the-day delivery, or simply give you ideas about how to bring training, a conference or Away Day to life.  Do take a look, or sign up, here.

Blogs don’t have to be long or boring — I reckon six snappy paragraphs does the job, and gives you something you will actually remember.

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If you find these forms a bit annoying, just give me a call on 07850 188620 or 01273 606246 — I always like to chat about how I might be able to help.  Or just send an email to john@johnyoungmedia.co.uk — letting me know what you have in mind, and we can take it from there.  If you do like the forms, don’t forget to put something in each box marked with a *.

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