Being a professional purveyor of words, meaning that I pay my bills by stringing together large groups of words into what appear as coherent thoughts to the naked eye, I like to put my work behind me at the end of the day and not think about it. Yet more often than not my lovelyRead more about Grammar Nerds of the World Unite![…]
Let me start this blog post with a question: what’s the point of communication?
If I’m understanding it correctly, we communicate with one another for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas. I have a message I want to communicate to you. You have a message you want to communicate in return. When both of us to do so effectively, we each understand the message of the other.
This leads to a second question: if the message conveyed is a lie, what does it matter how good a communicator the liar is? Read more about Communication: Isn’t the Message Important? …by
If you saw the award-winning film The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, you know how important public speaking was to the future king of England. In fact, King George VI suffered with a stammering problem so pronounced there were some worries he would never be able to lead his country for lack of communication.
Many of us can identify with the king’s difficulties due to our own dislike of public speaking. What’s more, few of us have any problems communicating orally with friends, family and coworkers. But what about the written word?
You could make the case that the written word is more important than oral communications inasmuch as it impacts how others perceive you. For right or wrong, poor communication skills inhibit both your influence and your effectiveness.by
When I applied for my first “official” full-time job in 1983 I was careful to draft a resume and cover letter with the intention of making a good first impression. There wasn’t a lot of information included, being that I was only 18, but I felt it necessary to show prospective employers I had theRead more about A Resume for the 21st Century[…]
As a professional writer one of the services I offer is blogging. While I’m happy to blog for individuals who just want to have their own personal blog site, I also write for companies wanting to use blogging as a means of marketing. If you own a business with an online presence don’t underestimate thisRead more about Blogging for Your Business[…]