Molly Page

Molly Page is a freelance writer and digital strategist. She considers herself lucky because she calls work things that feel more like play. After falling madly in love with her adopted hometown, Chicago, she wrote a book about it, 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die. When she’s not hard at play, she can be found snapping pictures and adding to the list of foods she’s tried that would make you gag. Shrimp heads, anyone? Follow her adventures via Twitter or Instagram @mollypg.

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Molly Page's Articles

Improvise Our Way to Common Ground

Would the world be a better place if we all used a little more, “Yes, and…”? Perhaps. Here’s how improv can lead us toward common ground.

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When Listening Isn’t Enough

The journey toward common ground is one of many, many steps. Listening carefully is important, but what happens when our biases and filters muck up the process? Here’s how to move forward when listening isn’t enough.

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Digital Literacy in An Era of Fake News

To delete or not to delete. Perhaps Facebook isn’t the only problem we’re facing. As media continues to grow and evolve we must all hone our digital literacy in an era of fake news.

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Keep it Fresh: Public Speaking Tips for The Presenter in a Rut

Getting bored with a presentation you’ve had to give many times? It’s important for you and your audience that you keep it fresh. These public speaking tips will get you out of that rut and help keep things interesting.

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How to Avoid Death by Committee

There’s a fine line between getting feedback on a project and allowing your project to succumb to death by committee. How do you avoid an abundance of unhelpful input?

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In Praise of Ordinary Time

While the holiday season is twinkly and festive, the break from routine is not writer Molly Page’s favorite time of the year. Instead, she’s a self-proclaimed ordinary time fanatic.

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Chasing Inspiration

When you find yourself chasing inspiration, how do you give your brain room to breathe and create? Here are a few tips to spark your creativity.

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The Consequences of Hearing No

As a freelancer, saying no can be empowering. Ever thought that hearing no can be empowering too? Molly Page shares the consequences of hearing no.

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The Consequences of Saying No to the Wrong Work

As a freelancer, discernment is key. Turning down the wrong projects is hard, but it’s important. Once you do, you can face the consequences of saying no.

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Tough Work Relationships: It’s Not Just You, It’s Me Too

When we’re embroiled in difficult work relationships, it can be easy to point fingers at others. However, the key to navigating these challenging situations is to recognize your role in the messiness.

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What Building a Website Taught Me About Life and Business

When writer Molly Page re-designed her website, she got in a bit over her head. In the process she learned a few lessons — both life and business lessons.

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What Keeps Us From Finding Common Ground

Molly Page comes clean about her quest to be a “Common Grounder.” She shares how she’s considering adjusting expectations of herself and others to pave the way toward compromise.

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