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Reference Resources for For All Writers

Little, Brown Handbook, a simplified, comprehensive book on all aspects of writing. The Grammar Bible: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grammar but Didn't Know Whom to Ask, by Michael Strumpf. The Write Way: The S/P.E.L.L. Guide to Real-LIfe Writing, by...

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Recommended Resources for For Business Writers

An essential way to become a stronger writer is to be conscientious when you write, to think about principles and techniques of good writing that apply to the type of communication you are composing. That knowledge comes in part from good resources: books, articles,...

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Clarity Motivates People to Read Your Message

Encapsulating key points of a message in the opening paragraph helps not only with clarity but also with persuasiveness.   When important highlights are stated clearly and succinctly at the start of a message, it can increase your chance of persuading the reader to...

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Tips to Write Quotes that Come Alive

Tips to Write Quotes that Come Alive

Public relations and communications professionals routinely create quotes for news releases, but that doesn’t mean the quotes need to be dull. Quotes are meant to deepen a reader’s understanding of an article, a release, or a story by providing facts, insight, a...

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Giving Thanks May Be Persuasive

Giving Thanks May Be Persuasive

Thanksgiving is just the start of the season of giving. Although it is traditional to give thanks as we gather at the dinner table this year, we also need to remember to give thanks where we work and in our corporate writing.  As a leader, corporate communicator, or...

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Should You Ditch Laptop Note-Taking?

Should You Ditch Laptop Note-Taking?

A psychologist says that we remember more when we handwrite because the brain has time to absorb the meaning. Business professionals and students are increasingly using laptops to take notes in meetings and classes, because it's faster and because everyone is...

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By Ken O’Quinn

Perfect Phrases for Business Letters (McGraw-Hill) Perfect Phrases for Business Letters

Provides the right words and phrases for any situation - quickly. The book was reprinted in Japanese because of high-volume sales there.


TD at Work — Business Writing for Managers

The Association for Talent Development invited Ken to write this 22-page booklet for the TD at Work series.

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