Guest Posting

PostWhy write a guest post for the Squawk Point?

Guest posting is a win win win activity.  The guest poster wins as they get an opportunity to reach a new audience, the Squawk Point wins because it gets a stream of interesting content to publish and our subscribers win because they get to read new ideas and perspectives.

To see an example of a guest post click here.

 What kind of content does the Squawk Point accept?

The Squawk Point is about improving service operations.  We publish articles that are relevant to people who run service operations.  Within that topic we focus on three areas: operations analysis, process improvement and employee engagement.

The Squawk Point provides clear, straight forward, ideas advice and suggestions that our readers can act on.

If your post meets those two criteria then it is the type of content we will gratefully accept.

General Guidelines

  • The first rule of the Squawk Point: “make yourself useful”, be helpful and interesting.
  • Your post should be short and to the point, our readers are busy people.
  • Your post must be original (Google doesn’t like duplicate content).  For this reason we ask that you agree to not publish the post anywhere else i.e. on your own blog or as a guest post on other blogs.
  • We do not publish jargon, so please don’t include any.  We hate jargon.
  • We are picky, really really picky.  We care about tone, style and clarity.  Put a little oomph in you writing.  Be interesting.  Tell a great story or use a compelling metaphor.  Spend some time on your headline and please please run your piece through a spell checker.
  • Your post must be helpful and interesting to our readers (did we say that?)

Formatting Requirements

  • Include one link to your web site in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post.
  • Please supply an author biography (not more than 100 words) that we can use in the author box.
  • If you haven’t done so already please set up a Gravatar so we can automatically publish a picture of you next to your post.
  • Supply e-mail and web site addresses so that our readers can contact you.

Submission Guidelines

If you have a useful, interesting and well-written post e-mail us via the contact form below and explain what you would like to write about and why you think it is relevant to our readers.  If you have a blog it would be great (but not a requirement) if you could send a link too a post or two that you are particularly pleased about.

Then please be patient.  We will reply to your e-mail, but some days are busier than others and we are not about to set up a meaningless SLA!

Remember the first rule of Squawk Point: “make yourself useful.”