Category Archives: Communication Skills

Like to make your LinkedIn profile more efficient?

By Ron Denholm, our trainer in Effective Business Writing, Report Writing and Minute taking. If you’re like me, you’re using LinkedIn to make strong workplace connections, and you’ve probably spent hours creating your profile. But how efficient is it? That … Continue reading

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Efficient writing in two easy steps

To give letters, reports and executive summaries top marks as efficient reading material, it’s really important to edit content separately from language. An EssayAudit rating will tell you if your content has a high or low reader impact. Fix that, … Continue reading

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Chop inefficient writing with a style stamp

Our Business Writing Expert, Ron Denholm has posted on SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/chop-inefficient-writing-with-a-style-stamp We can make a Style Stamp for you and your organisation. It’s the ultimate in bespoke tailoring! Our Style Stamp is like a fingerprint of your writing. It shows … Continue reading

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10 top tips to streamline your business writing

Our Business writing expert, Ron Denholm, provides ten top tips for streamlining government, academic and business writing here: http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/10-top-tips-to-streamline-your-writing-15758399 JMD Training provides training courses in Business Writing, Report Writing, Communication Skills and Minute Taking. If you would like more information … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – misused sets of words part 2

Complimentary, complementary Complimentary means to express a compliment, i.e. to say something nice about someone, to be flattering. It can also mean free, as in “The drinks were complimentary“. Complementary means balancing or going together well to make a perfect … Continue reading

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Top 10 Business Writing Blunders

How good is your grammar? Do you know when you should say me and when you should say I? Do you know when you should use the word complement and when you should use the word compliment? These and other … Continue reading

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Try 50 new words

Words come and go and new words are added to the dictionary on a regular basis. How many of the following have you even heard of? http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/try-50-new-words I knew of carbon credits and carbon offsetting, but not many of the … Continue reading

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The hidden economy of inefficient writing

Inefficient writing is a business cost you can reduce. If you sent out a document consisting of 407 words to 100 people who each earn an average of $150/hr, then if they average 54 seconds to read the document, each … Continue reading

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Ghost verbs

Ghost verbs are vague, distracting and cut the life from living verbs. “Discussion” is a ghostly form of the verb “discuss”. So, if I said: “We will hold a discussion on it soon”, you’d have to do some thinking. Why? … Continue reading

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Give your abstract a high reader impact

An abstract is a summary of what will appear in more detail in a document or report. It is therefore very important that the key analysis and opinion appears at the top of the abstract where it is more likely … Continue reading

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