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Are Your Emails Ruining Your Reputation?

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

World War II veterans heard the warning "Loose lips sink ships." Today's corollary is that loose lips and lengthy clips may limit risks with the SEC regarding disclosures about finances. But wordy emails will drive your coworkers nuts.

Did You Know Goals Are for Losers?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I needed cover blurbs for a book. I got three. Good ones! And I learned so much about how things get done in the world.

Does Writing Make You Want to Scream?

Apryl Beverly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Apryl Beverly

Want to know what sucks the most when writing for your business? That there's no "perfect" formula, writing template or magical potion that guarantees people will download, buy, subscribe or otherwise do what you're asking of them.

The Top 5 Business Writing Mistakes

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

With fewer and fewer of us talking and more and more of us writing, it pays to write well and fast. Here's how to avoid some common mistakes as you move from face-to-face and phone conversation to almost exclusively written communication.

Does Your Writing Reveal Secrets About Your Leadership?

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Vision, attitudes, and personality generally come through loud and clear in your writing. Your challenge: Make the revelations intentional!

Word Mongering: How Not to Get Anything Written

Liz Wainger | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

When people spend hours and hours playing with the red pen or the edit function in Word, it's often because they don't want to own a particular direction or point of view, one which may be posited by another person or group entirely.

7 Words to Make Your Business Writing Work

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Most jobs today require writing of some kind -- email, forms, reports, presentation slides, social media, instructions, ads. And if your job doesn't demand writing skills, your social life does.

7 Ways to Cultivate Your Daily Writing Practice

Paul Jarvis | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Content can drive your business. The more content you create (which can be writing, videos, audio, drawings) the easier it will be for readers and potential customers to see value in your expertise and what you sell. When they know you, they'll be more likely to pay for what you do.

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Everyone does the same thing in today's digital world; read and write emails. The difference is the content, but what if that is similar? A friend requested I oversee his emails while he attended to something urgent.

5 Signs Your Business Needs an In-House Copywriter

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Copywriting, in a nutshell, is the sales and marketing of your company. It incorporates all the content that is needed on to keep your business running -- consistently and smoothly -- day in and day out.

10 Email Tricks to Land a Job Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Email is often how we first interact with an employer, so doing it right is critical to success. The way you communicate in your job search provides "work samples" for the employer, and demonstrates your ability to communicate well (or not).

On Being Published For Business

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.18.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Try this simple exercise: Google a fairly close competitor by name and review the results. What type of mentions are you finding, where are the links coming from, has he/she published articles of any value? If they have and you haven't, you're giving away ground to them. If you've been able to be published and they haven't, you're more prominent than they are. This can be the foundation for marketing efforts.

5 Tips to Communicate Authentically in Business

Nicole Dash | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Nicole Dash

From an email to a newsletter to a Facebook status update or tweet, the way your choose to communicate matters.

19 Tips to Keep Your Writing Career in High Gear

Tom Lowery | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Anyone who's a writer will tell you it does have advantages but can be tough. For many, the challenges are nearly insurmountable. Whether an author of books, articles or a blog, the best of us embrace those challenges and allow them to shape us.

How to Create a Sense of Urgency With Words

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.09.2013 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Below are three ways you can create a sense of urgency with your words. Feel free to take this wording, adapt it to serve your market, and apply it to your next product or service offer.

Your Company Is Only As Good As Your Writing

Harvard Business Review | Kyle Wiens | Posted 07.31.2013 | Small Business

Good writing: Businesses claim to practice it, support it, and value it. But more often than not, their money isn't where their mouth is. Poor grammar...

5 Business Writing Tips To Make Readers Hang On Your Every Word

Dan Roitman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Small Business
Dan Roitman

Your writing, after all, reflects your thinking. Disorganized or imprecise language often points to muddled thoughts, whereas direct, influential writing stems from a clear thought process.

How to Develop an Editorial Calendar for Your Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 08.23.2013 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

I am going to share with you my top tips for developing an editorial calendar that will work wonders for your content marketing campaign and social media management.

Why Creative Writing Belongs in Business Writing

Erin Feldman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Erin Feldman

My professional writing is what it is because of my creative writing. The same is true of my creative writing. My professional writing affects it. When I allow the two to interact with each other, interesting things start to happen.

Why Every Business Owner Should Publish a Book (and How to Do It)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

Publishing a book is a great way of growing your expert status and enhancing your credibility within your market.

Help Me Understand ...

John Joss | Posted 03.24.2012 | Media
John Joss

We live in an era of over-communication surpassing the grotesque, bordering on the obscene. We are now the helpless victims of TMI, or Too Much Information.