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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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Persuasion Tip: How to Motivate Employees

Persuasion Tip: How to Motivate Employees

How can you persuade employees to improve their job performance? It can be as easy as showing them how their jobs benefit others. Psychologists have often said that a manager can improve job performance by changing a person's perception of how the job benefits others....

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Persuasive Writing Tip: Express Displeasure Politely

Persuasive Writing Tip: Express Displeasure Politely

Learning to express displeasure politely invites a civilized discussion and increases the likelihood that the other person will accept your point of view. This was a lesson that a Harvard Business School professor apparently did not consider before sending a series of...

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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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    Reference Resources For All Writers

    Little, Brown Handbook, a simplified, comprehensive book on all aspects of writing. The Grammar Bible: Everything You Always Wanted to …

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