Powerful Written Communication Skills

Powerful Written Communication Skills (process and checklist)

This detailed resource provides a 15 point checklist to help you plan written communications. Your readers want to understand what you want to convey in the minimum time and with minimum effort. You can help them to achieve this by developing your ideas and information in a logical sequence. Clear points are given on how to approach structured document writing as well as outlining a typical report structure. Also included is a model for deciding on a suitable structure for different aims, e.g. to pursuade, to instruct etc Finally, practical tips, guidance and examples are given to ensure letters and reports are as natural and human as possible. Use of words: - Brevity - Cliches - Specific words and active verbs - Split infinitives - Extra words - Euphemisms - Jargon - Sterotyping - Sentences - Paragraphs The clarity index - how to measure the clarity index of any body of text - worked examples - using the clarity index


These days more than ever before it is important that written communications are powerful and to the point. Readers need to get quickly to the pint of the communication and understand its messages first time. This requires the author of any written communication to plan and structure their communication effectively and to write clearly, concisely, and convincingly using the most appropriate words, sentence length, and paragraph length. Those writing reports need to fully understand the expectations of readers in these lengthier documents. If you want to acquire and use best practices in written communication then this document covers all the key essentials.

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