top posts for 2Q 2108

Top posts from 2020’s first quarter

Check out my top posts from the first quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on communication (#1, #5), writing (#2, #4) and grammar (#3). #1 and #5, a guest post by Andy McMorrow, both discuss  how advisors can communicate effectively during a time of crisis like the current pandemic. My posts that attracted the […]


Stilettos in the gym

Something that seems out of place can command your attention. This works in writing as well as in real life. Surprise at the gym The other day, a woman walked into the mirrored stretching room at my gym wearing a body-hugging t-shirt, tights, and sneakers. She sat down and strapped on shoes with skinny heels […]

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MISTAKE MONDAY for March 30: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I think you’ll quickly notice the problem.                 I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.  

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Well-exercised writers are better writers

Having a hard time focusing on work? There’s so much to think about with Covid-19 and the market decline. When I feel like this, exercise sometimes helps me to focus more. I used to run out to my gym for exercise. That’s not an option now. To help me exercise, I’ve compiled a list of […]

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Everything old is new again in advisor communications

This guest post comes from Andy McMorrow, a longtime financial marketer who has inspired some of my own blog posts. I’m glad to have his contribution about crisis communications for advisors. Everything old is new again in advisor communications By Andy McMorrow Back in the day—probably been 15 or 20 years ago—private wealth consultant Russ […]