Terms vs. terms!

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Some of the most misused terms in the English language are simply words that are confusingly similar to one another.

The art of procedural writing

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Whether it’s being tasked with updating the employee manual, or you’re trying to prepare your colleagues to handle your desk during a planned absence, or you’re leaving a list for your pet sitter, at some point most of us have to prepare written instructions. Authors Jane Curry and Diana Young share specific tips.

Add copywriting to your skills list

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Here’s a structured guide to the information you should gather and the questions to ask to best equip yourself before giving it a shot.

What is a great email?

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Chances are if you’ve written a “loaded” email, you may not have taken the time to review it or revise it because it took you so long to write it! OK. It happens. So what does a good email look like? The Email Doctor, Dr. Monica Seeley, says to think in fives.

Can handwriting be improved?

October 6, 2021 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Handwriting? What’s that? Kidding aside, there are plenty of times we still handwrite things, apart from signing documents. It’s worth taking a little time to improve it. Here are a few ideas.

Got any banter heroes?

October 6, 2021 Categorized in: Speaking

Banter heroes are people who can always think on their feet—maybe people you tried to emulate when you developed your own speaking style.
Erica Dhawan, author of Digital Body Language, identifies many ways in which digital communication is different from traditional body language so you can more effectively convey your message in the digital realm.
In our competitive business environments, the ability to listen well is a crucial edge. It’s one of those soft skills that employers look for and clients crave. But it takes consistent practice to achieve the goal of listening (i.e., taking in information).
An impeccable digital dress code can help ensure that your messages are read, received well and responded to with the proper urgency. Here are the best tips.
When it comes to small talk, some people get it and some people don’t—or do they? Here are the five stages of conversational intelligence.
Your ability to communicate with others is paramount to your success in any arena of your life. You must get your point across in a clear and concise manner. As a receiver, you must listen intently when others are communicating to get their point. You must also decipher or decode those who aren’t clear or concise in their own communications.
When we’re trying to forge a bond with someone new, there’s one mistake we always seem to make, writes Mike Steib in his book The Career Manifesto. We immediately begin to fill in every available silence with details about ourselves.
LinkedIn is a powerful platform for growing your brand, business, and overall impact. Company Pages, in particular, are an effective means of increasing discoverability—as long as those pages are well managed.