“Grammar, grammar, who cares?” business professionals sometimes mumble. Well, you would be surprised at how many people do care, even those who are not writers. Don Ranley’s article on www.Ragan.com, titled “Seven Myths about Grammar,” touches on a few important points. Grammar and punctuation are important because they serve as the “cement” that holds the bricks together. It… Read more »
You don’t become a better writer by wishing and hoping; you need to read good writing and study what good writers do. The books below are a great way to start.
Crafting a clear, well-organized message requires that you ask a few important questions and think before you start writing.
Where to use commas and semicolons can be challenging. Here are two situations that cause considerable head scratching. Let’s first remember that punctuation marks are intended to guide readers so that they correctly understand your sentence, and so they read it easily, without stumbling. You have flexibility; nothing in the history of punctuation says there… Read more »
Your preparation for a meeting, the ideas you bring, and your responses to questions and comments are among the qualities that can set you apart, particularly as a manager. To build credibility as a leader, use preparation and communication skills to present yourself well in meetings. Here are a few suggestions for doing the necessary… Read more »