Business Communication

Simply Thanks

November 24, 2014

When this posts, my teammates and I will be enjoying LaCosta Spa & Resort. That’s our gift to ourselves after completing another 3-Day, 60-Mile Walk for the Cure. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I’d like to thank my clients, readers, fellow writers, friends and family. Social media is one of […]

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60 Business Blog Ideas for 60 Miles

November 10, 2014

Business blog post ideas are always popular. If you have followed this blog at all, you know I have my own form of mind-mapping for blog post ideas. It starts with a theme. And a recurring theme in my life is the 3-Day Walk for the Cure. I leave this week to participate in my […]

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Revisiting a Simple Business Review

November 3, 2014

‘Tis the season for looking ahead to a new business year. Or are you a procrastinator who would rather put off your business review? If the holiday season means a slowdown in your business, what better time to plan? Even if you’re super busy, a simple review jumpstarts your planning. Simple Business Review I converted the […]

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Business Writing Tale in Time for Halloween

October 27, 2014

Combine two of my favorite things – business writing and Halloween and what do you get? A pretty frightening video I’ll let you define frightening It’s short and relatively painless. I hope you enjoy. Happy Halloween this week. A Business Writing Tale Haunting ===================== Helping you Keep it simple, clear & uniquely yours – contact […]

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Word Lists Bonanza

October 20, 2014

Readers love word lists. Whether it’s words we overuse or those we wished we used more, we love to download and share our lists. Word lists are the espresso on our business communication menu. They are a quick shot of inspiration in a bland world. Word Lists Video I just created a Transition Words/Phrases list from […]

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Beyond 120 Transition Words and Phrases

October 13, 2014

A good transition is like a bridge that takes you from one side to the other. Without it, your readers may miss the connection. These tiny titans of clarity take on many roles. Transition words and phrases link ideas They clear the way for comparisons And help readers draw conclusions Transition words and phrases keep your business writing simple. […]

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5 Ideas on What Makes Your Business Unique

September 22, 2014

Unique is good. It’s one of a kind. Unique stands out from the crowd. It is that Wizard of Oz moment when your business goes from black and white to technicolor. You land on your unique selling proposition. But how do you get there? How do you know what’s unique about your business? The following are […]

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Communication Vehicle Template Puts You in Driver’s Seat

September 15, 2014

How do you decide which business communication vehicle is the best one? Do you choose the one you like to do? Or do you think about what your reader likes? Do you write business communication yourself or outsource it to a professional? Are Your Business Communication Vehicles Driving You offered a roadmap of ideas for […]

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Your Marketing Task Budget Calculator

September 9, 2014

Do you plan your marketing tasks for the year? Or are you more of a fly by the seat of your pants marketer? What about a budget for those marketing tasks? If you’re a small business, you may not calculate the cost for each marketing task. Especially the tasks you do yourself. Let’s figure out what […]

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Your Vision Template for Next Year

September 1, 2014

Fall is right around the corner and many of us set our vision on next year. At least for our business. We’re not giving up on this year. We’re simply planning ahead. You are planning ahead? Right? Would you like a little help? Over the next three posts, I’ll provide you free copies of  business […]

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