Ever had that experience of the perfect phrase coming to you out of the blue when you’re doing something unrelated? I’ve often had writing ideas come to me when I’m running, which research shows is not an unusual connection. Those phrases that arrive are a gift, yet I’ve also learned that sometimes they need to be left behind. Read more
I tweeted this piece from Marshall Shepherd yesterday: 9 Tips for Communicating Science to People Who Are Not Scientists. I shared it because Shepherd covers some fundamentals for good communications, no matter what the topic. Read more
MadJan Works: Curious, pulled, motivated.
Many years of writing have taught me that effective communication connects people and ineffective communications divide people. That divide can cost someone decision-making power in important and meaningful ways: health, safety, education, and more.
I’ve started the MadJan Works to highlight good communications strategies and products in both for-profit and nonprofit worlds. I want to make the world more positively connected in ways everyone can understand.
And then there are dogs. I write about communications with them too. They may not have words, but they tell us a lot.
I have over 20 years experience in communications and I thrive on word work. On the Causes page I showcase groups I admire that are making positive change one person at a time.