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Communicating Effectively Via Email

Communicating Effectively Via Email

I came across this article in a newsletter from Charity Village, and I think it’s worth sharing here. It offers great tips to get your message across clearly and effectively in this world of high-volume electronic communications. Whether communicating with a...
Doing Business Like a Decathlete: Harness Your Strengths

Doing Business Like a Decathlete: Harness Your Strengths

Like many Canadians, and citizens of countries from around the world, the bulk of my attention during the 2016 Olympics was on our athletes. The decathlon really caught my attention as it seems to go against the typical race to out-run, out-throw, and out-jump one’s...
Social Media in Business: Speeches vs Conversations

Social Media in Business: Speeches vs Conversations

From the political circus and shocking injustices south of the border to controversies closer to home, challenges and crises all over the world conjure up different attitudes, thoughts, and emotions. Then come the opinions on the issues. For every op-ed published and...
Tools to Make Your Message Clear: Hemingway Editor

Tools to Make Your Message Clear: Hemingway Editor

We’ve heard it before: effective communication is clear and concise. When writing for the public, experts advise using language at a grade 4/6 level. This can be a challenge if the author of the document is an expert in his or her field; hence the rise of the plain...
The Importance of Proof Reading: Even the Big Guys Make Mistakes

The Importance of Proof Reading: Even the Big Guys Make Mistakes

My first flight with our toddler recently taught me a great deal. I learned the need to pack twice as many snacks as what he would normally consume in a 5-hour period, bring several quiet activities to keep him occupied, and toss out of my mind all ideas of watching...
Ten common writing mistakes clarified

Ten common writing mistakes clarified

Check out this great visual of common writing mistakes, be they in blogs or elsewhere. To an editor, this is one of the greatest and most useful infographics out there! Thanks to Mary Chong at Calculated Traveller for bringing it to my attention. (Infographic from...