Date: 2017-05-13 07:12
This course introduces you to the basic English vocabulary, structures and expressions needed to communicate in the workplace and everyday situations. Consider such topics as introductions, ordering meals, asking directions, making purchases, taking and leaving simple messages.
Like Like and Like. The biggest take away is making it about the reader. Often overlooked as a small part but probably the greatest role in success.
Secondly making it a conversational voice is so important. After all it 8767 s not a robot reading your text but a person peaking in your mind.
Thanks for unknowingly correcting my mistake. Will reflect soon on my blog.
At school, we learned grammar rules. We learned how to write and spell, but we didn 8767 t learn how to use language to connect with our readers. We didn 8767 t learn how to engage, persuade, and inspire.
I used to own a high end web development company and one of the biggest issues my clients had was learning how to create relevant, inspiring and compelling content for their sites.
Out of conversational search 8775 mode, 8776 because you 8767 re typing, Google makes no attempt to figure out who the 8775 he 8776 is that you were referring to, so answers about Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp come up instead.
My good friend and mentor John R. Trimble, the University of Texas English professor emeritus, teaches that all good editors do three things to a writer’s style: tighten (by combating verbosity), sharpen (by combating vagueness) and brighten (by combating dullness). A fourth, error correction, isn’t so much a matter of style as preventing various types of outright blunders—everything from factual mistakes to solecisms.
Writing conversationally in this context with your advice is powerful. It shows we understand the reader. It demonstrates we get what they are going through and that we are here for them.
BJ: As long as you keep taking those small steps, you’ll get there. Once you stop taking the steps, you don’t only just stop, you slide backwards. There’s no way to stay still. You’re either moving forward or you’re sliding backward.
All excellent points! But, for me, #7 is the jewel.
Don’t drink coffee with your high school teacher.
I knew am Irish writer that would pen chapters daily. One day after I compared my sparse paragraphs to her book, I asked 8775 How? 8776
She said, 8775 Americans are taught to worry too much about the mechanics of writing, We just write. 8776
Thanks for reminding me. I still have a tendency to fuss and fret.
Leaders who take organizational conversation seriously know when to stop talking and start listening. Few behaviors enhance conversational intimacy as much as attending to what people say. True attentiveness signals respect for people of all ranks and roles, a sense of curiosity, and even a degree of humility.