Writing

Military rules for better emails

June 27, 2018
While you should aim to keep your emails short and sweet, sometimes you can’t avoid drafting a lengthy one. Ensure email recipients follow up on your messages appropriately by implementing these rules the military uses.

Words, Words, Words: July ’18

June 27, 2018
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

6 steps to a strong video script

June 27, 2018
Whether you are developing content for training, marketing, sales or customer engagement, find ways to integrate video. Then follow these steps to write a compelling video script.

3 tips to strengthen your writing

June 27, 2018
Become a stronger writer by following these tips from Mignon Fogarty, the Grammar Girl.

Stop using !!!! so much

May 23, 2018
You might not think a simple punctuation mark matters. However, if you overuse exclamation points, you can undermine your professionalism—and even make you look a little unhinged. Here are some basic rules to follow.

Boost email response rates

May 23, 2018
Puzzled over low—or no—responses to your emails? They may be too complicated, according to findings by Boomerang, makers of productivity software. Here’s what the research tells us.

Writing a LinkedIn recommendation

May 23, 2018
Draft a winning LinkedIn recommendation for a former co-worker, employee or client with these tips.

Words, Words, Words: June ’18

May 23, 2018
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Announce a firing via email

April 25, 2018
When you fire an employee, in-person meetings with co-workers to announce the news is ideal. However, sometimes you need to spread the word quickly through email. Follow these guidelines.

Boost survey response rates

April 25, 2018
Surveys are a quick, inexpensive way to gather feedback you can use to make improvements—and boost satisfaction with your organization. However, you need people to actually respond to them. So, whether you are targeting customers or employees, use the tips to create stronger surveys.