Saturday, March 31, 2012

6WS - Short and Sweet, just like me

My aim is to write a quick, concise and not too wordy post. Don't laugh out loud, people will think you're odd (I've been known to do this at work - laugh out loud - whilst reading other people's blogs).

I know I have a problem with conciseness becaue I like words, I like writing and I also like talking - so quick and consise for me is a bit of an oxymoron - doncha love that word?

My boss says I do 98% of the talking at any given time and he just fills in the remaining 2%.

Let me serve my week up to you in dot points to assist me with keeping this post brief
  • Work dinners and 'extraordinary' amounts of alcohol for me are not conducive to productive Saturdays - my brain still hurts 24 hours on from the work dinner. 
  • I'm amazed at how many people I now know within our business of 2500+ employees because of my new communications role, and how many of them now know me by name. It's all about networking isn't it?
  • I received very positive responses from two Senior Managers at work this week in terms of how well my communications presentations are being received (my ego thanks them)
  • Doggy obedience school starts tomorrow for our furkid, I really, really wanted a sleep-in. 
  • Five more sleeps until I head for the Riverland to see my family. Temperatures predicted in the low 30's so looking forward to taking the furkid swimming in the river as we soak up the last few warm days before the cold weather sets in.
That's my week and with the aim of keeping my wordcount low, both for conciseness and so I can take my weary body off to bed, I will say goodnight. (For the record, I think I missed my keep-it-brief goal)

So tell me what's happened in your part of the world that 'amazed' you or 'surprised' you this week?

Cheers, Fi

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause ~ Mark Twain

14 comments:

  1. This is my first time joining this blog hop. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed having an excuse to write a short post. You might enjoy 5 Minute Friday meme too! You can find it on my post from yesterday.

    Have a wonderful Saturday!
    Beth

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    1. Beth - you'll soon discover just how addictive Six Word Saturday is.

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  2. I love your six words! Welcome to 6-w-S. Is consise an American spelling? I thought it was "concise"!

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    1. Viv - I cringe when I discover a spelling mistake - you're right 'concise' is the word I needed.

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    2. I've now fixed my 'whoops' - three times no less and I even know the correct spelling LOL

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  3. So wonderful, thanks for playing along!

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  4. I love your intention... but you're right ... this was not short and sweet... BUT I'm not sure any of us would come over here so often if it were!

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    1. Brenda - in reality, I just don't do short do I?

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  5. Hmmm, I started with the same thought too. Almost succeeded this week by dint of lots of photos. Cheating?

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    1. I'll pop by and check out those pics

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  6. I just had a really nice week off due to Spring break. You're lucky to have the gift of gab...I'm super quiet!

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    1. Becca - super quiet is not necessarily bad either. Hope you had a great week off

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  7. I think "keep it brief" is a lovely goal - you just need more practice! Plus, you had a lot to share and I enjoyed reading the post.

    Thanks for playing 6WS!

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