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Tiffany Markman

The Evolution of ‘Woke’

Do you consider yourself to be woke? If you do, you probably know that this term for being enlightened or aware, particularly about racism and social justice, is a political byword of African-American origin.

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Manners maketh man. But who maketh manners?

I went to a school that was, shall we say, lenient in the comportment department. We greeted corridor-strolling teachers with a jaunty high five — or not at all. We were more rowdy than respectful. More passionate than polite.

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The Ugly Truth About ‘Pretty Privilege’

You’ll have seen in your own life how overall judgements about a person often inform our perception of their specific traits. This is called the ‘halo effect’. When we look at pretty privilege from a macrocosmic level, we find that it is interwoven with many aspects of our society. In our social circles, we can easily identify ‘the pretty one’, and we can recognise the privileges that he or she may be afforded as a result.

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Tiffany Markman

Hey client! Pay up!

Money, money, money.

We all need it, but not everyone has to manage it as meticulously as freelancers do.

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Tiffany Markman

All eyeballs stop at numbers

I’m a words person, not a numbers person, and yet I’ve seen how the strategic inclusion of numbers makes the copy that I write and the training that I offer that much more powerful.

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Tiffany Markman
Tiffany Markman

Dear Apostrophe (A Love Letter)

Dear Apostrophe,

You and I have come a long way together. And now, as the rest of the world conspires to violate you, I hope you’ll accept this token of my love, understanding and support.

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Tiffany Markman

“I’ll THINK ABOUT IT.”

Only one in nine people is a natural salesperson. The rest of us hate selling. Because, when it doesn’t work, it feels a lot like rejection. And rejection brings emotional pain. So let’s equip ourselves with better selling tools – especially in the age of COVID-19, when panic is everywhere, times are tough, friends are not few but hiding at home, and no-one needs more emotional pain.

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Tiffany Markman

Why I won’t compete on price

My business policy is not to compete on price. Now I get that sometimes budgets are small. But what I don’t get is clients who pretend that small budgets aren’t small. That annoys me. Here’s why.

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THE ROMANCE OF HONEY

By Blake Wilkins As we spread honey on our morning toast, are we aware of the hidden power lurking in the sweetness brought to us

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Rental vacancy rates peak to +13%

Residential vacancy rates continue to increase, whereas the demand for rental properties diminishes, according to data from the TPN Credit Bureau.

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