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Jun 11 2019 How to Write Good News Who doesn’t love good news? We love receiving it and sending it. Neutral news, while not as exciting, can also be a pleasure to receive and send. This tip introduces an organizational strategy for communicating your good or neutral news clearly, quickly, and effectively.
May 29 2019 A 1-2-3 for Writing Precise Instructions Poorly written instructions disrupt workflows in the same way that flight delays disrupt air travel. Both lead to frustrated customers, unwelcome detours, and missed outcomes. Today’s tips will help you write instructions that enable readers to complete a specific task with no unnecessary delays.
May 14 2019 3 Keys to Gender-Equitable Writing Just as the sexes deserve fair and equal treatment in the workplace, they also deserve fair and equal treatment in workplace writing. While this may seem self-evident, avoiding sexism in business writing requires special sensitivity toward gendered language.
May 1 2019 4 Tips for Creating Effective Headings Many business-writing situations call for headings—whether to announce the purpose of a memo or to identify sections in a larger document. Effective headings guide the reader through the main points. Follow these tips to maximize the impact of your headings.
Apr 23 2019 Using Commas to Help Readers Find Subjects You probably know that commas signal a pause when speaking or reading, but did you know commas can also help readers discover a sentence's subject? Check out a brief video to learn three ways to use commas to signal new subjects and improve the clarity and correctness of your writing.