Be sure your information is correct in any communication you write, whether it is an email, an article, a report, a news release, a policy statement, etc. Your credibility suffers when you send inaccurate information.
Anyone who thinks the comma before “and” is not important, a federal court says otherwise. People have strong opinions about the need for a comma before “and” in a series of three or more things. Some people insist on it, and others feel just as strongly that it’s not necessary, but a court case in… Read more »
You gnash your teeth as you sit on deadline and realize you don’t have the information you need for your writing task. It might be because you didn’t get the most out of your interviews.
If you want someone to help you with a task, one way to persuade them is to ask far in advance, because people usually don’t think clearly about future obligations.
The trendy words and phrases that we know as “corporate speak” tarnish any communication, but using them in a persuasive appeal can be particularly risky. For a persuasive message to influence an audience, people need to see or hear concrete language, words that link to real people, places, objects, and concepts that everyone is familiar… Read more »