misc., Self-Development

E-Mail Etiquette – not only for Writers

I am actually old enough to remember the times when people used to express their concerns about e-mails supplanting the writing of letters, and the lost art of letter writing. Then, it seems, everybody started to chat and whats-up-and-what-not, so the idea of a carefully crafted e-mail might almost sound like a piece of nostalgia.… Continue reading E-Mail Etiquette – not only for Writers

misc., Self-Development

“Ummh… may I introduce…?” (E-Mail Etiquette)

Have you ever been in the situation to introduce two people to each other via e-mail? Yes? Well, the people over at Quartz suggest that we are... ..."probably doing e-mail introductions wrong" Or - as The Atlantic puts it on Facebook: You might not even be aware of it, "...but you're being a jerk." Are… Continue reading “Ummh… may I introduce…?” (E-Mail Etiquette)

misc.

A One-Book Shop… !

An old issue of one of my fave writing-related newsletters of  http://www.worldwidefreelance.com has directed me to a peculiar little article: Author opens one-book shop to sell his own work To me, it's a curious piece of information and - possibly - inspiration. I mean, one never knows where the next inspiring idea might come from,… Continue reading A One-Book Shop… !

auf Deutsch, misc., Writing and the Writer

Das Einlagensicherungssystem in den USA

Zuerst einmal freue ich mich darüber, dass mich die Optimal Banking Akademie, die u.a. das Info-Portal Amerikakonto.com betreibt, vor Kurzem in ihr Redaktionsteam aufgenommen hat! In dem Zusammenhang kommt hier ein kleiner Teaser für meinen ersten dort veröffentlichten Artikel. Hier geht es darum, wie Kundengelder bei US-amerikanischen Banken für den Zweifelsfall abgesichert sind, und ob/inwieweit… Continue reading Das Einlagensicherungssystem in den USA

misc., Organization and Productivity

How to get paid when you do Business internationally

Have you ever tried to send money from a German bank account to an American one? Let me tell you: It can be a pain in the a...  no... neck, no... wallet! As someone who has been hopping between two continents for several years, I have had that experience several times. I also experienced that… Continue reading How to get paid when you do Business internationally

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Image-based Social Media: What is the Difference between Pinterest and Instagram?

When it comes to the finer points of social media and how to use it best for the promotion of one's business... well, it can be a real jungle out there. For example, I have been thinking for the longest time that pinterest and instagram was not something I might actively participate in, since I… Continue reading Image-based Social Media: What is the Difference between Pinterest and Instagram?

misc., Speaking and Speech Writing

In case you should ever be required to THANK THE ACADEMY…

...to get on that stage and receive one of those little bald golden guys and string some grateful words together... For your convenience: a template for your next Oscars Acceptance Speech!! Hah! I am right now in the process of ticking one point off my bucket list: Watching the Academy Awards while actually being in… Continue reading In case you should ever be required to THANK THE ACADEMY…

misc., Writing and the Writer

About Authors and Internet-Stars…

Sigh. Zoella & Co. Quote: "By churning out ghostwritten stories and slapping a famous face on them, publishers are doing a disservice to the industry, authors and readers." ...an interesting article by Kathryn Lindsay, and a topic that is probably not without controversy... I daresay it is written in xoJane's column "Unpopular Opinion" for a… Continue reading About Authors and Internet-Stars…

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TedTalk: “How YouTube thinks about copyright” (German and other subtitles available/bei Bedarf mit deutschen Untertiteln)

I used to edit YouTube videos (especially during the Tube's pre-Google era and mainly about darling Jeremy Brett). Every now and then I would get a notification about problems regarding the copyright of the music I used for the background... Nowadays the copyright question is once more of special interest to me, though this time… Continue reading TedTalk: “How YouTube thinks about copyright” (German and other subtitles available/bei Bedarf mit deutschen Untertiteln)

misc., Writing and the Writer

How to beat your competition…

I looooove what I have just found on Darren Rowse's Problogger website: How to Beat Your Competition Online by Trying this One Thing It is marked as a "guest contribution" - so kudos to whoever you may be! 🙂 Aaaaaaaaaaand: I think I should go now and see about some additional visual content...