Communication

Grace your text with a lasting gloss

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

For your image as a thorough professional, these tips from EEI Communications’ “How to Produce Winning Publications on Time and on Budget” are vital when putting the finishing touches on business (and even personal) communication.
In discussions of body language, the hands are often overlooked; more emphasis is frequently given to posture, the face or the position of the shoulders. Joe Navarro discusses the messages that hands can send in an article for Psychology Today.
There are lots of occasions to use stock images, both at work and for personal projects. There are tons of places to hunt, too, so a little expert guidance is helpful.

3 tips to save time on email

August 28, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Do you want to save time drafting emails? Most of us do because we spend so much of our day checking and responding to messages. Executive coach Stever Robbins recommends these tips.

Write memos that people will read

August 28, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

If a subject is important enough for you to write a memo, take the time to write it in a way that people will read it through. Deliver effective messages with these actions.

Autocorrect THIS!

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

We’ve all seen the hilarious memes about autocorrect gone wrong. So, how can you control this feature in a way that will give you the confidence to use it? Here are some suggestions.
Never take any moment in the spotlight for granted. This is a moment that shapes the way people perceive you; don’t let it get away from you! Always consider these essentials.

Where does the apostrophe go?

June 26, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Spellcheckers don’t catch every little mistake. Until someone invents a foolproof spellchecker, we need to rely on our own skills at using apostrophes.
LinkedIn is a fantastic resource to improve yourself, advance your career and connect with others. Akin to a classroom full of transformative, empowering possibilities, there’s something for everyone who puts in the effort to upgrade their life, set attainable goals and strive for excellence.
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.

New rules for social media

April 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Follow these rules to ensure your content is seen and shared.

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.