PINCH YOURSELF BLOG

Why Pinch Yourself?

That’s a question I’ve often been asked since Pinch Yourself Communication was launched, so here’s the story behind the name and some of the core beliefs it’s based on…

It was the lowest point in my career. In a moment when I found myself ejected from a redundant global executive role and suddenly unemployed, I needed to find the right name for a personal blog to let me share my story. Continue reading “Why Pinch Yourself?”

Happy Lunar New Year!

Gong xi fa cai! Gong hei fat choy!

Happy Lunar New Year from Pinch Yourself Communication and best wishes to you, your family and staff for the Year of the Dog in 2018.

We hope your year is filled with purpose, meaning and success and look forward to discussing effective communication with you over the year ahead.

Best wishes
Mairi

Wishing you good health, happiness and success in 2018

Happy New Year from Pinch Yourself Communication! 

Wishing you, your family and staff a happy, healthy 2018 filled with purpose, meaning and success.

We look forward to discussing effective communication with you over the year ahead.

Best wishes

Mairi

Wishing all our clients, associates and friends a safe and happy festive season

Season’s Greetings!

Thanks for being part of Pinch Yourself Communication’s first full year of business in 2017 – we value being connected with you and having the opportunity to contribute to you and your business.

We hope you enjoy the festive period, whatever your traditions and beliefs may be, and that it’s a happy, safe and restful time for you, your family and staff.

We’re closing from 22 December to 1 January 2018, reopening on Tuesday 2 January.

We look forward to discussing effective communication with you in 2018.

Best wishes
Mairi

Five ingredients to build influence

Human resources and wellbeing coach Angela Erle is the first to admit that when she started posting pictures of her cooking to Instagram, the shots weren’t very good.

In fact, she says they were terrible, particularly when compared to the pictures she produces now, thanks to a professional food styling course she put herself through.

“I would take photos of food on a plate and I knew it tasted good, but it didn’t look very good,” Ange said, laughing as she shared a ‘before’ picture.

Images courtesy of Eat Live Be Well

Ange studied a Certificate II in Commercial Cookery and ran her own catering business, Little Red Hen, for over two years, so she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to food.

She recently launched her cooking and wellbeing business, Eat Live Be Well in Melbourne and is a client of Pinch Yourself Communication. Ange generously shares her experiences getting started as part of our look at the rise of influencers and what it takes to become an influencer.

Continue reading “Five ingredients to build influence”

Cutting all jargon is essential to effective communication, or is it?

Part of the Effective Communication series from Pinch Yourself Communication

It’s a widely-accepted rule of communication that when you speak in jargon, you may exclude or isolate people, fail to be understood or come across in a way that’s disengaging.

But are there any occasions when a bit of jargon doesn’t hurt, or in fact, where it could actually help make communication more effective?

Continue reading “Cutting all jargon is essential to effective communication, or is it?”