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This is my Blog Page …

… but I call it “Newsroom Tips” because “Blog” sounds a bit tedious. My aim in each post is to give you a pithy little tip that you might find useful in your own workplace — a secret from my thirty years’ experience as a BBC reporter and presenter.

And finally — the good news — I only post once or twice a time a month, and keep each blog to six short paragraphs. Because I don’t like being bombarded or bored either.  If you enjoy them, do spread the word!

What a Head Master taught me about Humility — at 41

Memories of interviewing Sir Anthony Seldon, respected educationalist and biographer, when really...

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How to spice up a Presentation on a stodgy topic

Why the secret's in the sauce when you're presenting boring information

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How to blow a breath of fresh air into your office

A startling story of how a senior manager got his team out of a rut ...

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What the Bong Button Taught Me

If you're finding working with colleagues has become a bit routine, here's an idea to freshen...

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How a little music can help your meeting

Here’s an idea if you want to make your meetings a bit more effective.  Put the music on. 

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The Actual Point

A thought about focussing on The Actual Point of why you’re doing what you're doing. 

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How to make a Really Complicated subject sound Fun (with thanks to my two young nephews.)

A trick I often deploy as a journalist -- to ensure I understand something complicated that I'm...

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Why giving work a miss might help you at work

Another idea nicked from the newsroom -- how cutting down on work might help you at work

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A Tip on Dealing with a Small Failure

Here’s the story of a little failure that lots of people saw because it happened live on TV.

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A tip on Getting Someone to Do Something Properly

This idea is nicked as much from the gym as from the newsroom, but bear with me.

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Try me for free — by signing up to my Newsroom Tips!  Once a month I reveal a secret based on my many years in a BBC newsroom — to help you with your own deadlines and dilemmas, 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 can use.

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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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