was the word (so they say) but it is more likely to have been an image, a memory, a blur of the senses.......Increasingly most communication aims to find the perfect balance between words and images. The right combination is a powerful one. In a professional capacity, I offer mainly words and the best words are used sparingly. They compete for attention. To use them well you have to know what it is you are trying to achieve in the first place, what 'mental image' you want to convey.
It's a first hurdle - but many businesses never clear it with ease.
I can help with most forms of communication across media - broadcast, print, online - as well as that tricky new 'social media' dimension. I am available for copy writing, ghostwriting, interviews and consultancy, including on social media. I have excellent visibility via LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and a Facebook business page Words That Work - and this website should give you a sense of what I can offer. Or - just 'Google' me.
I know that the art of 'story telling' lies in the use of empathy with a delicate touch - it can create ties that bind, and is essential for businesses looking to engage their employees.
I would also like to use this skill to 'make the invisible visible' and bring to the forefront of attention all those who get overlooked - many of whom are women, or from ethnic minorities. Do take a look at the 'TalkToMe/Interviews' tab here - it remains a work in progress. Interviews are sent out via social media, and it needs a commercial sponsor. Mainstream media gives the same people prominence all the time: this slot would aim to take a small step to rectify the balance.
It has been six years since I first created this website, aiming to return to journalism full-time after decades out and in the wake of the financial crisis. It has been quite a journey. Without setting out to do so, I have created a brand.
Generous commercial sponsorship - with no editorial control - for my blog 'Board Talk' here is now about to go into a third year in July 2015. On the back of it I have written regular opinion columns on corporate governance for a variety of outlets including the International Bar Association.
I am an ex-FT staff journalist and have in recent years been a regular contributor. Since September 2013 I have been a Forbes contributor, covering leadership, the boardroom and issues around corporate governance.
I offer excellent journalistic skills - accuracy, objectivity, independence, fast turnaround and credibility. I may be outspoken - you can follow me on Twitter @dinamedland - but when it comes to sharing confidences, I am known for my discretion. Just take a look at the names of some of the people who gave me interviews, published in the FT.
I have worked primarily around the financial services industry but the portfolio of work displayed here should give you a sense of my reach. I don't do unpaid work, and I don't really do 'coffee' - most potential work can in the first instance be discussed on the telephone. But I am always happy to meet if it makes sense - and I am increasingly looking for larger - and worthy - projects.
And if you are new to the site - I was born in India, grew up in Washington, DC , came to the UK in pursuit of too much education and no idea what I was going to do with it.....and am now loving every minute.
Call me on +44(0)7778353926 or e-mail email@example.com Twitter @dinamedland