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Friday, March 14, 2014

5 Tips to Powerful Writing

Did you know that good writing might have a strong correlation to career advancement? This doesn’t mean you have to write like a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer to succeed. However, you should pay attention to the words you use in written communication with colleagues and clients. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Write in a conversational tone without throwing decorum out the door.
  • There are lots of tools out there to help in your endeavor to be a better writer (and speller). Some favorites include and
  • Be positive and friendly when giving direction. Use words like “please” and “thank you” in your communications.
  • Before you hit the “Reply All” button, make sure everyone should be involved in the conversation and your words convey the right tone. You might need to take some conversations offline.
  • These days people are inundated with information, so break down your messages into bulleted lists, when possible.
Have some other great writing tips? Share them with JD Coaching & Consulting in the comments section or on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!

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