Creators

Life
Peter Ucko

Moments in Movies – that changed my life

Have you experienced that one moment in a movie that changed your life? I have. And have you lived by what you learnt? I have. If you have never experienced such a “Bingo!” moment, this scene might inspire you to be on the lookout for your lightbulb moments. They are everywhere – grab them before they slip away.

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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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Opinion
Peter Ucko

Do mothers create rapists?

Bad parenting can create monsters. Why is there so much violence against women and children? Why so many rapes? Can it be changed?
WARNING: Sensitive readers might be triggered by some of the content.

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Blooming Jacarandas lining a street in the late afternoon.
Columns
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – October

October is still spring, if ever it is longer than ten minutes. It’s the month of the Jacarandas in Pretoria and the arum lilies in the Western Cape. It’s the month that inspires the arts. Dis die mooiste mooiste maand.
With thanks to Sam J Basch for the image of the Jacarandas https://koisan.co.za/

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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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Photograph of Wangari Maathai in blue traditional dress
Helene van der Westhuizen
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Herstory

This week’s word, herstory, takes us to meet an extraordinary woman from Kenya who changed the collective mind of her country towards the environment and lifted them out of poverty at the same time.

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Google Images of paintings to Illustrate the artform most prevalent in people's minds.
Helene van der Westhuizen
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Creation

Where does the word creation lead us if we look wider than the traditional concept of art and painting? We enter the worlds of Mary Anderson, Melitta Bentz and Elizabeth Magie. Have you ever heard of them? You will score bonus points if you know what they had in common.

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