Tutor profile: Marion K.
How do you start a writing project, be it an essay, creative work or other? What is your writing style?
Sometimes, to get out of stagnancy, it helps to try other approaches to the writing process. Have you tried sitting down and writing three pages of stream of consciousness? Where does that lead you? Have you tried writing arguments on post-it notes and moving them around on a board? We all have different ways of learning and creating. Maybe you need to find yours!
What poems have reshaped the way you understand your life and what it means to be human?
A great many for me. But I find that, currently, Rilke's voice rings louder than the rest.
How do you start the process of effectively communicating an idea amongst different stakeholders?
Communications can and should act as a liaison between often siloed stakeholders. Begin by understanding what each side's goals are. Who are their audiences? What are they trying to say? Where are there areas of overlap? How can you whittle down those aims until you find the core of what they're trying to say? Then, how do you say it as simply as possible? As this answer demonstrates, getting curious and asking questions in response to questions is a crucial skill in the process of figuring out how best to communicate complex ideas.