Avoid sounding limp. Make your sentences more active. … More Sound like a limp noodle? Remove passive voice. (Part II.)
Leadership messages needn’t sound boring and stodgy. Use strong vs. empty language and employ specifics to help hook and retain your readers. … More Four Leadership Messages—Unpacked
Conventional wisdom says upspeak signals insecurity in business speakers. But that’s not always true. Ending our ideas on an upnote provides helpful signals for our audience, too. … More Are You Using Upspeak Strategically?
Boost your focus with a creative activity throughout your day. Works for me every time. … More Can creative activity help us focus better?
Make the time to read and you’ll feel more centered, calm, and enlightened, too. … More The Secret to Finding Time to Read
Eleven years after the original iPhone announcement, Steve Jobs’ presentation skills still wow (and influence) us today. … More How Steve Jobs Changed How We Present
Dangerous myths prevail around those who stutter. Let’s debunk a few. … More What You Mightn’t Know About Stuttering
If we tidy up the structure and improve the tone, our bad news messages will read so much better. … More What We Dangerously Omit From Bad News Messages
Stuck with a wordy document? Employ bulleted lists to help boil your message down to its bones. … More Cut Your Word Count With Pithy Lists
Worried your readers won’t absorb your message? Try trimming back. … More Want To Become Briefer? Three Tips on Brevity