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Two Words with Taku Podcast

Technical writer by day; aspiring comedian and TV producer by night.

by Taku

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Words, words, beautiful words! I'm Taku and this podcast is dedicated to my love of writing. I'll share my thoughts and ideas in five main categories - technical writing, business writing, comedy writing, speech writing and creative writing. The dream is to see my words come alive on the big screen - there's hope yet! Follow my adventures at www.taku.com.au.


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Episode 24 – I’m the Untitled and Unentitled Queen of Trying

Author: Taku
Wed, May 24, 2017


Wait…is ‘unentitled’ even a real word? My new business cards have me thinking about my title and what I really stand for. Yep, I’m trying my best and I like encouraging people to just try too. In this episode I also mention Seth Godin’s Startup School podcast https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/seth-godins-startup-school/id566985370?mt=2

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Episode 23 – Crowdfunding, Canon Cameras & Creating Community with a Photographer in Canada I’ve Never Met

Author: Taku
Sat, May 20, 2017


Creativity and community know no bounds. I’m a writer in Melbourne, Australia and I don’t like being cold. He’s a photographer in Smithers, Canada and loves to ski. We have never met and the only thing connecting us is one courageous book project. The Wonderful World of White    Watch our whole chat on YouTube […]

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Episode 22 – A New TV Show Pitch + Reliving My Shark Tank Audition

Author: Taku
Tue, May 16, 2017


Yikes! I have a new TV show pitch to present to Australian TV producers next month. My Shark Tank audition was a sobering lesson on pitching! In this episode I reflect on the blog post I wrote after that audition in 2015. Read 10 Things I Learnt from My Shark Tank Australia Audition at http://taku.com.au/10-things-i-learnt-my-shark-tank-australia-audition/ (Post published on […]

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Episode 21 – Rogue Resumes to Sexy CVs – 2. Add Colour

Author: Taku
Mon, May 15, 2017


How to add colour to your resume or CV. Rogue Resumes to Sexy CVs is my technical writing series to help your CV look a bit better in Microsoft Word. In this podcast episode I talk through how to add colour to your CV so your job application doesn’t look so boring. (Skip the intro and start at […]

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Episode 20 Pit Stop – Magic, Mushrooms, Mountains and Miracles

Author: Taku
Tue, May 09, 2017


The magic of starting a podcast. Here’s an update on my stand-up comedy and what else’s been happening after twenty podcast episodes of Two Words with Taku. I was nervous about starting the podcast, but now it’s opening new doors and conversations in my world of writing. Thank you to everyone who’s listening! In this […]

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Episode 19 – Getting Published in Australia with Author and Maths Blogger Kerry Cue

Author: Taku
Sat, May 06, 2017


Getting published is so hard! I’m in my local library with author Kerry Cue to discuss how she does it, dealing with publishers and distribution agents, when you can first call yourself a writer and other funny stories about her writing journey. She’s written for Australia’s major newspapers, authored 20 books and been published by eight […]

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Episode 18 – Writing [Fake] News Articles with Journalist and Author Kerry Cue

Author: Taku
Sat, May 06, 2017


I discuss fake news, writing for the papers and being stereotyped with my writing mentor Kerry Cue. She spent 20+ years writing humourous op-ed (opinion-editorial) articles for Australia’s major newspapers and now she blogs about maths. Yes, maths! Her blog ‘Mathspig’ has had 1 million+ hits to date. Seriously, she’s just so much fun to […]

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Episode 17 – My Second Book and Second Thoughts about Self-Publishing

Author: Taku
Wed, May 03, 2017


14,251 words and counting. I’m not sure self-publishing my second book is the best thing to do right now. Here’s to publisher-hunting and exploring new possibilities with better eyes and better stories. Self-publishing tips on YouTube Curious what I learnt from self-publishing my first book? I’ve got a few short videos on TAKU TV. (I’ll post them […]

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Episode 16 – Rogue Resumes to Sexy CVs – 1. Add Columns

Author: Taku
Mon, May 01, 2017


How to add columns to your resume or CV. Rogue Resumes to Sexy CVs is my technical writing series to help your CV look a bit better in Microsoft Word. In this podcast episode I talk through how to add columns to your CV, especially when you have too much information. (Skip the intro and […]

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Episode 15 – WTFudge?! Hello to Listeners in Japan, Germany and Canada

Author: Taku
Tue, Apr 25, 2017


7 weeks. 15 episodes. 4 hours and 18 minutes. I’m surprised (and delighted) to discover Two Words with Taku has listeners in Japan, Germany and Canada. I’ve recorded this episode to thank everyone who’s listening. Top 5 countries (percentage of downloads): Australia – 45% United States – 31% Japan – 10% Germany – 9% Canada […]

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Episode 14 – Two Words with Melanie Joosten, Author of Berlin Syndrome

Author: Taku
Sat, Apr 22, 2017


I sat in my local cinema discussing the new movie Berlin Syndrome with author Melanie Joosten. She knows the movie very well – she wrote the novel that inspired it. We chat about how she first got published, her creative writing process, character development in stories and much more. Find Melanie’s adventures at www.melaniejoosten.com or […]

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Episode 13 – Confident Cover Letters and Effective Emails

Author: Taku
Sun, Apr 16, 2017


I chat with business writer Leonie about making your cover letter stand out and how to get to the point in emails. We also discuss the inverted pyramid theory – put the most important information at the top and filter down to the least important things. Easier said than done sometimes!

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Episode 12 – Two Words with Comedian Loyiso Gola in Melbourne

Author: Taku
Sun, Apr 09, 2017


I sat in a caf?, chatting to South African comedian Loyiso Gola about writing jokes, writing for TV and collaborating with other writers. He’s in Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his show “Dude, Where’s my Lion?” has been getting rave reviews. (Venue: Melbourne Town Hall until 23 April 2017) Once in a while […]

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Episode 11 – Book Review – ‘Show Your Work’ by Austin Kleon

Author: Taku
Sat, Mar 25, 2017


One of my favourites! I give a more-technical-than-planned book review of Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Show Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon. Find him and his wonderful words at http://austinkleon.com/

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Episode 10 – OMG! My First Open Mic in Melbourne…and Singapore

Author: Taku
Mon, Mar 20, 2017


I’ve got two days to prepare for my first open mic event in Melbourne. I hope my name is drawn out of the hat! I’ve also added my open mic set from Singapore Comedy Club last year. (Comedy timestamp – 9:50)

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Episode 9 – Today’s Two Typos, Autocorrect and Pubic Speaking

Author: Taku
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


I made a couple of typos today – cringe! It happens to us all, or does it? Note to self: you’re a public speaking professional.

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Episode 8 – Ten Best Friends Recite my Friendship Poem on Camera

Author: Taku
Sun, Mar 12, 2017


On World Friendship Day, I met my best friends in a local caf? and filmed them reciting my poem about friendship. I was a bit nervous as it was my first time playing video director, but I had the best cast anyone could ever ask for. You can watch our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDC_ii6GFY.

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Episode 7 – How I Used to Hate Ballpoint Pens + Writing Faves Intro

Author: Taku
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


I can’t wait to record episodes about my favourite things – anything and everything that enhances my life as a writer. I’ll cover topics from stationery to software to tea and everything in between. Speaking of stationery, I will always love Artline pens. http://www.artline.com.au

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Episode 6 – How I’m not Japanese, a Winemaker or a DJ + Creative Writing Intro

Author: Taku
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


I’ve started experimenting with my creative writing and it’s really surprising me. I’m curious to see how my stories will evolve this year. I also share a little poem about my name. Watch the animated name video on TAKU TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KYuz9tZKq0.

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Episode 5 – My Speech for 2000 Happy Kids + Speech Writing Intro

Author: Taku
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


Writing speeches has been my bread and butter for a while. Find out how I became a professional speaker and listen to a speech I gave to 2000 kids on Harmony Day. Polite warning: I get quite excited on stage and there are a couple of loud moments where I’m ululating and dancing – you may […]

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Episode 4 – Erkyah Badu and my One-Minute TV Pitch + Business Writing Intro

Author: Taku
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


Ah yes! Business writing and the power of persuasive words.  I discuss the email that helped me meet my favourite musician Erykah Badu and the one-minute audition that landed me on national TV. Watch the original audition video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkSK0AzbQuk.

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Episode 3 – My RAW Comedy Stand-up + Comedy Writing Intro

Author: Taku
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


Writing comedy is still new to me, but I’m loving it. Episode includes my stand-up comedy set during the 2015 WA State Finals of the RAW Comedy Competition. (Stand-up timestamp – 5:17)

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Episode 2 – The Power of Templates + Technical Writing Intro

Author: Taku
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


I talk about how I became a technical writer and the joys of using document templates on mining projects.  

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Episode 1 – 2017’s Two Words

Author: Taku
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


2017’s two words: Go Deep. I have finally started a podcast dedicated to my love of writing.

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  • Published: May 2017
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