Liz Kelly

BRILLIANT INK FOUNDER

#1 fan (not in a creepy way). Employee experience revolutionary. Storyteller. Yoga junkie. Hippie mama.

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Peace Out
Employee Experience

Today is my 40th birthday. It's a milestone I assumed I'd dread - I remember thinking in my high school years that I may as well be dead at this point.

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Going with Your Gut
Best Practices

I recently began listening to an audio book recommended by a friend. The book includes advice on how to streamline your priorities, and the author has the typical credentials you’d expect: He holds an advanced degree from a well-known university, he’s consulted for lots of high-profile organizations, and he conducted a study of hundreds of executives to reach the conclusions he’s presenting in the book.

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Exit Interview Questions You Should Ask An Employee Who's Leaving
Employee Experience

A version of this post regarding exit interview questions was originally published on TheMuse.com, and can be found here: http://muse.

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"Communications Has Always Been a Challenge"
Best Practices

Last week we traveled to the frigid and snowy East Coast for a capabilities presentation that an existing client had arranged for several of her colleagues. The team of HR professionals we met with shared a common problem with us that we’ve heard from clients time and time again.

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How to be a successful blogger
Best Practices

Here's an interesting article about common traits of successful bloggers. Some of these may be difficult for businesses to embrace, but I think the key takeaway is authenticity.

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The Internet Revolution, Part I
Employee Experience

Earlier this week Tribune Company, owner of the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times, filed for bankruptcy. The news immediately took me back to 2001, when I worked on communications for the merger of Tribune Company with Times-Mirror, then the L.A. Times' parent company.

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Grammar rocks!
Just for Fun

Does anyone out there remember the awesome-ness of the 70s (yes, I know "awesome-ness" isn't a word)? I was pretty young so I don't remember much, but one thing definitely stands out: School House Rock.

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Comma mistakes
Best Practices

First things first: I have a writing business, but I have no intention of being the grammar/punctuation police. My interest is in helping companies tell compelling stories about their business, not strictly regulating the placement of every period, comma and quotation mark.

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What do you know?
Best Practices

I'm not the only one who hates "at the end of the day." Thanks to Matt for calling my attention to today's Wired blog posting, which lists the 10 most irritating phrases in the English language according to University of Oxford researchers.

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Corporate Speak is Punishable By Death: Part 2
Employee Experience

Drum roll, please! Here's the conclusion of the top 10 words and phrases we'd like to eliminate from all business communications materials: 6.

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Corporate Speak is Punishable By Death: Part 1
Employee Experience

If you've visited the Brilliant Ink website, you may have seen reference to 10 words and phrases we've pledged never to use when developing communications materials for our clients.

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