Communication so Everyone Understands

Communication Zingers to Avoid in Your Presentations and Email

Words to Avoid... In a presentation or an email, it’s typically not the big things but the small missteps that damage relationships—particularly...

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Writing with Active Voice

Have You Lost Your Writer’s Voice?

My blind friend Armand recognizes me and others in our circle by voice. He has no problem knowing who has joined the conversation once they...

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Common Grammar Mistakes

10 Grammar Mistakes That Drive Your Friends Nuts

I recently posted this note on my Facebook page: He: "I'll try and call before the weekend." Me: (thinking) "He'll try TO call before the...

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Becoming a Better Writer

7 Hacks to Improve Your Writing

Not everyone wants to be a novelist. Most people would settle for writing a text message without the auto-correct feature turning an accurately...

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Getting Back on Track

10 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Are you writing an important email? A lengthy sales report? A big proposal? A presentation or speech script?  A book proposal or manuscript?...

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Creating Realistic Goals

Focus on Process—Whether Growing a Business or Publishing a Book

We’re an instant gratification society always focused on the finish line. I just received another LinkedIn message today that basically asked,...

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