Tag Archives: Workplace Writing

Communicating Effectively with Millennials

(This article originally appeared in the popular Small Business Expert Forum published by   Nationally known PR expert Carol Roth. I’m was thrilled to have the opportunity to promote these concepts in such a respected vehicle.)

While millennials have some generation-specific communication preferences, they have a lot more in common with other generations than differences, except for their use of technology. If communicating with them in your workplace presents a challenge, here are five ways to resonate with your 30-somethings readers. Read More »

‘Phil’s Faves’ on Workplace Writing

Participants in my ‘Painless Workplace Writing’ workshops or presentations regularly hear me repeat simple phrases as a way to reinforce key learning points. So, here are some of my Faves to help you take a little pain out of writing at work: Read More »

Workplace Writing Power Point – Short Words

Here’s this month’s Power Point – whenever a short, simple, familiar word is just as clear or clearer as a longer word, use the shorter word. The extra syllables don’t add anything to your meaning and may detract from your image as a real, down-to-earth person. But don’t trade clarity for brevity. Think ‘Twitter’ and save some of those characters for another message. Read More »

Sail the ‘7 Seas’ … again

Please excuse the bogus link in last month’s Quickie. Here’s the short piece you should have seen with a properly working link:
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Sail the Seven Cs

Effective Workplace Writing should pass the ‘7 Cs Test.’  Is it:  Read More »

Power Point – Abbreviations

This month’s Workplace Writing Power Point covers Abbreviations. I just wish there was a simple abbreviation for abbreviation. So, if you want … or need … what you write at work to be accurate and consistent, follow these simple suggestions: Read More »

Activate Active Voice

This month’s Workplace Writing Power Point activates Active Voice. And you get two points every time you use it over Passive Voice – for ‘Concise’ and ‘Conversational’. Read More »

Another ‘Power Point’

Looks like my new Workplace Writing ‘Power Points’ feature is generating some nice buzz. Read More »

Workplace Writing – Does It Really Matter?

A reader recently asked about the impact of poor workplace writing skills. Here’s a summary of our conversation. Read More »

Another Workplace Writing ‘Power Pointer’

Based on reader reaction and input, looks like this new section is a hit and you want more of it. Remembering that your effective workplace writing should pass the ‘7-C Test’ – is is Clear, Conversational, Concise, Consistent, Credible, Compelling and Correct, here’s a Power Pointer for ‘Conversational’. Read More »