Professional Writing

Improve Your Business Writing

In the past, I’ve discussed the basics of business writing skills and their development [add above link here], which I’ve defined as any written form of professional communication. I’ve advised using the active voice, writing out your points in a natural order (and using a well-defined outline to guide you!), and making use of headings …

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Types of Writing: Expository

One of the most useful forms of writing for business purposes is expository writing. Expository writing primarily finds its use in conveying information as clearly as possible. To write an expository piece, you will need to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence and facts, and set forth a clear argument that your readers can follow.  Learn …

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Writing to Empower

Writing is a powerful tool. With words, you can build up confidence, lay out a devastating argument, communicate timeless truths, and entirely ingratiate yourself to your audience. Hint: the last thing on that list is what you don’t want to do. Last year, I wrote a blog entry on why we should avoid the world …

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Business Writing Practices

Did you know that writing is one of the most important business skills you can have? Think about it – business writing covers everything from emails to company blog posts to press releases. Whether you are managing your own business or working as an employee of a business, being able to write well is critical …

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How to Create Outlines to Support Your Success

Have you ever experienced stress related to writing? Maybe you needed to draft a proposal or send an email to an important person in your organization. Or perhaps you’re writing a cover letter for a job application. One fantastic way to reduce stress and support successful writing is to use outlines – something I’ve mentioned …

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Developing Strong Business Writing Skills

No matter what industry you are a part of, business writing skills will support your professional role. Business writing can be defined as any written professional communication whether it be internal (addressing those within your company) or external (client or audience facing). Typically, business writing will take the form of emails, reports, documents, proposals, and …

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How to Be Successful with Social Media

Did you know that almost 40% of the world’s population uses one or more social media platforms? Social media is one of the best places today to connect with your clientele and engage your audience on your brand, services, and/or products. However, with so many people online, how do you position yourself to be visible …

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Content Strategy Best Practices

As a business owner, having a strong content strategy in place is imperative for me and to successfully run my business. It involves the deliberate creation and supervision of content for the purpose of driving traffic to a specific platform in the form of a greater number of visitors, brand awareness, or clients. This includes …

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How to Converse with Your Audience

Social media is a powerful way to promote your business, services, and products. Through image sharing, micro-blogging, and disposable video, you can interact with your clients and customers in a variety of ways, creating conversation and generating business traffic and revenue. How do you gain an audience and retain their attention? Great question! Identify your …

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How to Write an Effective Bio

In most situations, you’ll make a first impression in approximately seven seconds. Typically, we think of first impressions as a face to face interaction, but did you know that you can create a first impression by how well you write a bio of yourself? Bios are part of professional life. You can find them on …

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