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G. John Cole

Digital nomad & freelance writer.

Welcome to my portfolio

I’m a digital nomad and freelance writer, working mostly in London, Manchester, Oslo and Sarajevo. My background is in creative writing and filmmaking, and I’ve enjoyed applying my narrative skills to a host of more specific copywriting and digital PR projects. I’ve written professionally on film, travel, leadership, digital media, education, and a number of other subjects. You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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How To Win An Argument And Strengthen Your Career

Making progress in your career means finding a careful balance between personal drive and team spirit. On the one hand, you’re ambitious, full of ideas, and you want prove to the world that you deserve a shot at success.

On the other hand, nobody likes a show-off or a know-it-all – and nobody wants to work with someone who lacks any sense of humility. From a job interview scenario to an office confrontation, how can you make your point without seeming arrogant?


Continue reading at CareerMetis.com.

The Potential Of Internet Of Things On Campus

[…] But what will be the impact on campus – that unique in-between place that’s not quite business, not quite municipality, and is home from home for so many?

Well, for those students who do make it their temporary home by living on campus, there is likely to be an improvement in services and systems to make their daily lives easier and create a more sophisticated environment in which to study. It might be as simple as students getting an automated text message when their laundry cycle finishes, or as complex as the use of pooled data from Fitbit devices to track traffic patterns and plan the positions of new buildings and facilities accordingly.


Read the full article at Keystone Academic Solutions.

16 Mindful Work Breaks (And When To Take Them)

Taking a break should not be about switching your mind off, but rather about changing gears. Your soul is a complex thing: it thrives from being fed as much as from being rested – that’s what a good night’s sleep (and the occasional power nap) are for!

Apply the same mindful approach to your breaks at work as you do to your weekends off, and you will soon witness a change in the way you feel and work.


Continue reading at Happy Melly.

How To Help Women Reach The Top Of Academia

When Robin Sakamoto became dean of the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Tokyo’s Kyorin University in April 2014, she was only the second foreign woman to be awarded a deanship at a Japanese institution.

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The value of role models such as Dean Sakamoto is not to be underrated. Surprisingly, only 15% of full professors in European institutions are women, against a female employment rate of 36% working in universities overall. This suggests that if there is already a shortfall of women in academia, much more encouragement is needed to help them rise to the top. And as Sakamoto points out, only by working closely side-by-side can male and female academics alike find a fulfilling balance between professional success and family life.


Read the full article at Keystone Academic Solutions.

How To Accelerate The Transformation Of Business Education

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business will host over 1,400 thought leaders, experts, and educators from over 60 countries at this year’s International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) in Houston, Texas, April 23-25.

ICAM 2017 comes at a moment of drastic change in the business world and beyond – change which business education needs to address directly, and quickly if it is to stay relevant to the wider world. As the evolution of business goals drives the evolution of business technology and vice versa, schools are looking to stay ahead of the game by expanding target demographics and campus diversity, and by shaking up faculty models and programs.


Continue reading at Keystone Academic Solutions.

The Role Of Adaptive Learning Technology In Higher Education Marketing

The higher education marketing landscape is changing rapidly. A fantastic opportunity exists for recruiters to connect with high school students via the digital media to which they are constantly connected, if only these universities can find the right media and the right tone.

The importance of a university’s website design in this respect cannot be understated. It needs to remain attractive, intuitive, and informative to a range of audiences, and increasingly in different formats (e.g. mobile friendly). Drawing potential students to this online hub in the first place can, however, require a little more imagination.


Continue reading at Keystone Academic Solutions.

How to stay productive when facing a deadline

Most of us work pretty hard to ensure an even schedule throughout the working week: five or more days of calm, measured – if industrious – productivity. Yet most people will also recognize the simple truth that, from time to time, work tends to get bunched up together. Whether it’s a fast-approaching deadline, a backlog of tasks, or an upturn in the market, everyone has to face up to striving onwards in the face of fatigue every once in a while.


Continue reading at Tom Spencer.

Take Control Of Your Work Routine With Restful, Meaningful Breaks

Even the very best of professional coaches can occasionally be caught neglecting to take care of themselves. After spending so much time and energy on others, at the end of the day, it’s tough to find anything left for yourself. Just as you help clients work towards their goals and to be more mindful, you should remain aware that you can do a better job—and stay closer to your personal plan—if you remember to take care of yourself. One of the key ways of doing so, without compromising your productivity, is to take effective breaks from your work.


Continue reading at the International Coach Federation.

Education Actors: Keep An Eye On These 4 Countries

Markets that have previously been considered easy pickings for institutions keen to maintain a steady level of international students have recently been subject to unpredicted downturns, while new opportunities are emerging in unexpected areas such as Indonesia and Iran.

As recently as 2015/16, Saudi Arabia was the third largest market for US institutions hoping to attract international students to their schools, yet by the fall semester of 2016, the number of Saudi student visas had dropped by almost 20 percent. A tightening of the Saudi government’s budget has been felt by those issuing scholarships for its students to travel abroad. Coupled with policy changes aimed at ensuring this money is spent only on high-ranking institutions and courses, it is now a far tougher job for universities to convince Saudi students to apply.


Read the full article at Keystone Academic Solutions.

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