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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

WTF! Be careful of abbreviations in your business writing and e-mails

What do you think when you see WTF? When I help organisations improve their business writing – I warn about the dangers of abbreviations.   I share a real-life example … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Danger in your business presentations – beware of idiomatic expressions such as “pull the pin”

    If you are a naturally expressive or casual person, you need to be careful when using colourful, casual expressions in business presentations – especially with idiomatic expressions that … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to be a more effective writer with #Writing Rituals – or #Writuals

When you want to be a better writer – Writuals can help you. This morning I mis-typed rituals and started the word with a W – so I typed it … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Better #Email: How you can write for the small screen Pt 3 – write an “easy in”

You can improve ALL your messages – by using the “easy in” technique. It’s especially valuable when writing for the small screen –  small screen devices (SSDs) such as smart … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Better #Email: How to write e-mails for Small Screens pt 2 – test how your messages look

If you want to write better e-mails for small screens – if your readers are likely to read your messages on their smart phone or phablets (phone/tablets) – I encourage … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

What JB generation are you from? Be careful with your pop culture reference points

Who’s the first person who comes to mind when you hear the initials JB? I got a text from a business associate about working on a  creative “JB project”. I … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Better #Email: How to write e-mail for small-screen devices Pt 1 – make sure you update your writing style

Is  your  e-mail writing style out of date? I’ve been teaching Effective E-mail for 10 years now (after careers in journalism and speech writing) – and I’ve had to update … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 1 Comment