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10 Ways to Improve Your Feedback in Performance Reviews

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It is time to empower your employees! Give them helpful feedback during performance reviews. Start by giving each employee performance goals. These are critical so that both the employee and employer are on the same page. The goals should include what you want your employee to do, and when it should be done. If you…

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Need a scholarship to attend the Crisis Publishing Initiative? Apply today!

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Do you want to attend the Crisis Publishing Initiative but need some financial assistance? Apply for a scholarship today! Those who apply early have a better chance of receiving a scholarship. After receiving your scholarship you must be able to register and pay for your reduced tuition in advance. In order to receive a scholarship…

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Custom content

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial A recent client project involved taking a donor magazine with national distribution and creating custom content for specific geographical areas. We created 5 issues for major metropolitan areas, plus a “general” issue that mailed to everyone else. Custom content is an efficient way to hone a message for an audience segment.…

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Is Your Magazine a Ministry or a Business?

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The answer is: It’s both. But how can that be? You might argue that the Scripture says we cannot serve both God and money (Matt. 6:24). So how can you possibly treat your magazine as both a ministry and a business? Perhaps it is time to redefine the word “business.” Because business is often associated…

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Writing for Your Audience’s Reading Level

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When people pick up something they can’t understand, they put it down again. You want your magazine to be read and comprehended. Part of knowing your readers includes knowing what grade level to write at. The general rule of thumb is to write for a 8th-grade reading level when writing for the general population. Many popular…

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Print’s not dead – it’s regenerating

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By Adam Tinsworth, One Man & His Blog During one of my lecturing sessions at City, University of London last week, I made the point that just because you’re most associated with digital, doesn’t mean you don’t – and can’t – love print, too. That’s certainly the case for me. My first love was print,…

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Magazine Training International Opens Discounted Pre-Registration for the Crisis Publishing Initiative

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Christian journalists, editors, publishers, and bloggers from around the world are invited to attend the Crisis Publishing Initiative hosted by Magazine Training International (MTI) Oct. 15-18, 2017, at the Hotel Lövér in Sopron, Hungary. MTI is now accepting pre-registrations at a 25% discount from the regular registration fee of $450. The “Sunrise Special” discounted registration fee…

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International Christian Media Commission Joins Crisis Publishing Coalition

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Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that the International Christian Media Commission (ICMC) has joined the Crisis Publishing Initiative Coalition. Coalition members are publishers, journalists, humanitarian organizations, and others who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Sopron, Hungary. Coalition…

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The delicate art of giving feedback

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by Robert C. Pozen, Harvard Business Review To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need…

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Sunrise Special: Discount Conference Rates Now Available

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Pre-Register for the Crisis Publishing Initiative Join Christian journalists, editors, publishers, and bloggers from around the world as we gather to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a world increasingly impacted by crises of all kinds, from terrorism to war to natural disasters. We are now accepting pre-registrations for the Crisis Publishing Initiative…

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