Category Archives: Minute Taking

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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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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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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Microsoft Word spell-check – how useful is it?

Our Report Writing and Business Writing trainer, Ron Denholm, has been putting Microsoft Word’s spell-check to the test. You may be surprised at the results. See http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/putting-words-spell-check-to-task . To find out more about our Business Writing training courses Sydney, Australia, … Continue reading

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How to give your writing a high reader impact – Templates

If you are producing a business document, you want to make sure that your target audience is actually going to make the effort to read it. The easier your document is to read, the more likely it is to be … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – Turning Inefficient Text to Efficient Text

Inefficient business text hides efficient text. Clients and shareholders will notice! Often we include far too many words and it makes it difficult for people to quickly interpret what we need them to take on board. See http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/business-writers-make-inefficient-text-efficient for examples … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – A hard read is going to fail

Give shareholders, clients and employees an easier read. They’ll rejoice! See http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/a-hard-reads-gonna-fail for examples of business writing that people are likely to read in comparison with those that they are unlikely to bother pursuing. If you want people to read … Continue reading

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