Communication

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You see it everywhere. It makes its way past myriad checkpoints. It sneaks past editorial teams. You note it on menus, signs, billboards  …  and let’s not even mention the staggering number of appearances it makes online, from interoffice emails to company websites.

Active voice vs. passive voice

April 25, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Passive voice is believed by many to have no place in the professional and academic worlds, yet many people struggle to differentiate active and passive voice. Mignon Fogarty explains the differences and offers ways to easily point out passive voice.

9 bad email phrases

April 4, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

It’s easy to fall back on weak standby words in business correspondence, such as these.
  Positive people have a way of telling even sob stories in a way that reveals a silver lining. That’s called a “positive explanatory style.” Develop it with these 4 steps…

5 tips for proposing a change

February 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to add punch to a written proposal—whether it’s about doing some teleworking, changing a meeting time or attending a conference.

Simple ways to remove wordiness

January 23, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Follow these steps to remove word clutter from your messages.

Formatting in Google Docs

January 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Because Google Docs is a somewhat lighter application than Microsoft Word, many assume that document elements aren’t available. But they are!
You can do this with the ImportRange function.

5 voice tips

January 3, 2019 Categorized in: Speaking

The way you say something can be just as important as what you’re saying, so take note of your voice projection in daily conversation. Heather Yamada-Hosley offers these tips at Lifehacker.
The internet predictably lost its mind recently when it was revealed that lecturers at Leeds Trinity University had been cautioned not to overuse capital letters when issuing assignments.
The positive impact of a good holiday party keeps on working long after the last dance.

4 ways to praise peers

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Internal Communication

Recognizing your co-workers’ strengths and work ethic is a great way to build a stronger relationship. Besides, it’s a kind thing to do. If you avoid praising your peers because you don’t know what to say, turn to this list of compliments they will appreciate.