January 30, 2018

Every time we write as marketers or sales people, we all stand to lose thousands, maybe millions in sales.

Or perhaps our grandmother.

Truthfully, we are all just one typo or one wrong usage away from being exposed. Perhaps it’s using the incorrect tense in your sales pi...

November 24, 2017

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie was published in 1936. With a title like that, is it any surprise the book has sold over 30 million copies since?

Dale was a genius.

He knew two things: what his readers wanted, and what the reader's audience wan...

November 15, 2017

I really have lost track of how often new clients (upon hearing my business name) have repeated “Jellybean Communications… where do I know that name from?” 

I wish I'd kept count.

It still surprises me, but it’s not really all that odd. It’s rather formulaic and intenti...

October 16, 2017

So, you want it all. 

A blog so witty, so readable, that it will be shared, re-read, and re-posted, right?

You want it to increase awareness, drive traffic and ultimately result in sales. You want hundreds – nay, thousands of comments.

Yeah, I want the same.

Presuming you...

October 13, 2017

When the concept of ‘Emotional Quotient’ (EQ) emerged, popularized by Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence, it resonated at an unimaginable level.

Instant bestseller. A counsellor’s dream. Sweet salvation for a generation craving emotional identity and connectio...

January 6, 2016

Anyone can write. But it is the fine art of editing that makes the writer.

“Write drunk. Edit sober,” is a well-loved quote some attribute to Ernest Hemmingway and one I perhaps should consider. Liver be damned.

‘Tis true that the best ideas come from a free flowing str...

December 8, 2015

When I was in grade six, we were asked to prepare and present an oral speech on any topic of our choosing. It was also a contest. The highest mark would win a trophy. A trophy!!

Now one thing you should know about me in grade 6 was this: I didn't have a lot of friends....

October 19, 2015

Lemon. Strawberry. Watermelon. Grape. Raspberry. Cotton Candy. Licorice. Chocolate. The flavours go on and on. Then there are different types, which all have different textures.

Jelly Bellys are small and smooth, the melt-in-your-mouth type.

Then there are the easter jel...

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​Christine Thompson,

Freelance Writer and Copywriter in Vancouver, CANADA

Cell:  604 306-6810

​EMAIL:  jellybeancom@eastlink.ca