Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Opinion
Sam Basch

Fools at the wheel

Sam J Basch

What is it about a flashy car and its driver? We have Henry Ford to thank for mass producing the motorcar, which empowered people and became useful to us. Now there are just too many, adding to greenhouse gas emissions. Hopefully not for long.

But for many the car equals status; a symbol of wealth and power. That’s fine. But many of these obnoxious fools drive like hell, and park where they want. Confront them at your peril: they become abusive and threatening.

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Claudia Folgore-McLellan
Claudia Folgore-McLellan

Back to the Future – ‘SIMBA Chips’

Another amazing South-African brand that has been around since the days where we’d spot a friend an extra two bucks for a pack at the school tuck shop or spaza, is SIMBA Chips. Sharing is caring.

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From the Attic
Sam Basch

Around the Cape

Sam J Basch

It took a huge container ship stuck in the Suez Canal last month to focus the mind on the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope. This historic route between west and east was opened by Portuguese mariners Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama more than 500 years ago. In 1988 a similar voyage was recreated in commemoration of that maritime feat.

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