I once attended a talk on the subject of employee communications by this wonderful Ragan Communications guy; I wish I could remember his name. He had us imagine a tableau I’ve carried in my head ever since: It’s lunchtime at your office. A mid-level employee takes a sandwich back to her desk and reaches for […]
Around about now, you might be trying to write your Working Mother or NAFE “Best Companies” essay and despairing of cramming everything you want to say into 2,500 words. Admittedly, twenty-five hundred words probably sounded like a lot when you began. You might even have wondered if you could find enough to say. But you […]
I just came across an entertaining and dead-on article about corporate speak. He’s talking about external communications, not internal, but it comes to the same thing. Check it out!
Don’t you love that word: eschew? English is rich with so many quirky, wonderful words. One of the great joys of reading great literature is savoring the writer’s word choices like a dish cooked by a master chef. (Sometimes I just stop reading to wonder at the word a writer has used. How did he/she […]
I’m too busy helping companies with their Working Mother submissions to write a full blog post. But here’s a tip for today. Make your Working Mother and NAFE essays easier to digest by incorporating subheads—without wasting valuable words. Get lazy, pointless subheads to work for you. Turn them into a part of your message. For […]
Remember that high school English teacher who kept harping on passive voice? That professor who made you write a paper on the narrator’s perspective? That communications teacher who talked on and on about your “target audience”? To some extent, what they were all yammering on about is Point of View. (I’m going to stop right […]