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6 Reasons Why You Think You’re a Bad Writer—and Why You’re Wrong

Do you think you’re a mediocre or even a bad writer? That mindset is probably working against you. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy because you might not try to improve thinking there’s no point. And that attitude hurts you at work because you don’t try to improve. I’ve been pondering this mainstream attitude that so… Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Think You’re a Bad Writer—and Why You’re Wrong

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Want to Know How to Write Better Business Emails? Try These 5 Tips…and Be More Productive too

It’s a Friday afternoon as I write this, and the long work week is winding down. That means I’m reflecting on the past few days—and realizing that twice this week my time was wasted by bad business email writing. Twice this week I received unclear emails and I had to spend time trying to understand… Continue reading Want to Know How to Write Better Business Emails? Try These 5 Tips…and Be More Productive too

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How to Improve Business Writing Skills? Be Specific

If you’re wondering how to improve business writing skills, here’s one easy way: Be specific. You’re a better communicator when you're specific. If you mean three and you say a few, you’re being vague. If you mean three and you say three, you’ve been very clear in your business writing. That improvement in your communication… Continue reading How to Improve Business Writing Skills? Be Specific

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Business Writing Practice: Change to Active Voice and Clean Up the Clutter

Have you been told to use active not passive voice in your business writing? Probably. And if not, you're hearing it now. I came across a useful example of the passive voice and edited it below to illustrate the difference. Read through the before version and see where you would make changes, not only to… Continue reading Business Writing Practice: Change to Active Voice and Clean Up the Clutter

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Business Writing Advice: Pay Attention to the Details! (AKA Don’t Look Stupid)

Something has been lost in our hurry-up world: attention to detail. And some of the most important business writing advice we need to learn by heart is that details do matter! Details matter because paying attention to details saves time for the writer and the reader, and protects the credibility of the businessperson and the brand.… Continue reading Business Writing Advice: Pay Attention to the Details! (AKA Don’t Look Stupid)