Social media for business tips

September 7, 2020 One of my amazing mp|media solutions clients who have been in business for around 25 years is having an incredible response to one of the Facebook stories I put together for them. Their spring gardening social media post continues to engage more than a week after it was first published, has had almost 5000 impressions...
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Speaking your truth

July 22, 2020 Communicating clearly, confidently and with honesty is what’s needed in our world right now. I am so proud to support community leaders by helping them find the right words. It’s not spin, they are words these people speak, believe and live by, but sometimes they just need a bit of help getting their thoughts in order....
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Working from home series: Behind The Scenes

June 25, 2020 Throughout my writing, media and marketing career my key role has been behind the scenes. In these more modern times this is shortened to BTS. One of the things I have been doing for the 21 years I’ve had mp|media solutions is collaborating BTS with other creative people. And I love when I get the...
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Working from home series: Productivity

April 15, 2020 This week my conversations with clients getting used to working from home, many of them with children who are adjusting to schooling from home, have centred on productivity. Here are a few simple things I’ve learnt over the past 20 years that help keep me ‘productive’ in my home office: Set a routine and accept...
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Behind the scenes: mp|media solutions

October 28, 2018 If you pop in and visit this website and see the dates on my Hot of the Press posts, or check into my latest work gallery, and wonder what I’m up to. I have been in business since mid 2000, at the time of writing that makes it more than 18 years. And it’s always...
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Missing persons advocate: Melissa Pouliot

October 19, 2018 The day I first met the staff in the Australian Federal Police National Missing Persons Coordination Centre set me on a path I could never have predicted (which you can follow via my Melissa Pouliot Author website and social media channels). The support they have provided during the search for Ursula and then with the...
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Author talk turns to the history of women making change

November 30, 2016 A few weeks ago I was special guest at the Bega Evening VIEW Club dinner, a club whose history stems back to 1960 when George Forbes, then General Secretary of The Smith Family, saw the potential for an organisation which allowed women from all walks of life to develop interests outside the home, providing friendship, education...
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Farewell to one of life’s true gentlemen

July 20, 2016 Stewart Petering speaks from the heart at the launch of For Life…how we got the water back. Photo by David Fletcher … By Melissa Pouliot Last week the Wimmera lost one of its true gentlemen with the death of Stewart Petering OAM aged 85. Stewart, a long-time farmer in the Minyip district, was councillor of...
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Active or passive? Or both?

April 13, 2016 By Melissa Pouliot Should you write in active or passive voice? Or both? Not all words are black and white – something every business (and writer) should know. As a young journo I was only ever allowed to use active voice and it’s something I’ve carried through my writing life. The reason I prefer to...
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