I have left Vocal.
Yes, I DO have a good word to say about Vocal. In fact, here’s 1,265.
Anyone who’s read my 2,400-word Open Letter to Vocal CEO Jeremy Frommer in which I question the business model and his motives might well be wondering if I have a single good word to say about the platform.
Help! I’m trapped in a sexless, loveless marriage
Englebert Humperdinck wasn’t around when Henry the Eighth first ran into marital problems - but if he had been, you can bet the monarch would have been striding the palace corridors humming “Please, release me, let me go” instead of Greensleeves.
The fear ends here: why men must do the decent thing
“If they can put one man on the Moon, why don’t they put them all up there?” a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour once asked, the passion in her voice suggesting a thousand unspoken and entirely understandable reasons why she felt that way.
Lunch with a cannibal - and how to survive it
Having lunch with a cannibal is not without its hazards. Missionaries, according to legend, found they were the main item on the menu themselves when they remarked on the size of their cannibal hosts’ cooking pots - and protesting that you’re a vegetarian and don’t believe in eating meat is likely to be met with an unsympathetic response on the lines of “Well, I’m not - and I do!”.
How to make a billion from energy drinks (and that’s no Bull)
Let’s hope Tom Harrington, CEO of the Primo Water Corporation, is reading this (please tap him on the shoulder, observing Covid precautions, if he isn’t), because this is his lucky day: if he plays his cards right, he could be on the way to another billion before breakfast.
- Top Story - March 2021
Why marketers are losers in the world of competitionsTop Story - March 2021
Vocal founder Jeremy Frommer’s celebratory story about growing the creative community to more than 20,000 Vocal+ members made much of the Challenges that have helped motivate them to keep writing, as well as attracting sponsors to pick up the tab for ever-more-lucrative prizes.
So near and yet so far... from $20,000
You’d be surprised how many people let $20,000 slip right through their hands on that otherwise uneventful morning. One after another they picked it up, decided they didn’t want it, then threw it down again, some of them contemptuously.