April 30, 2011 by
Everyone wants the most bang for their buck, but sometimes less is more. This is especially true when it comes to writing.
If you want to be a good writer, the most important thing to remember is to get to the point. There is no need to drivel on for 1,000 words when the point can be made in 500 or less. Likewise, never use a ten-dollar word, when a two-dollar word will do. Save your cash because it doesn’t make you look more intelligent, and in many cases it will appear as if you are trying too hard.
This is especially true if you are just rambling on and on and you don’t have anything of substance to say.
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April 13, 2011 by
Many people these days are rude. Sometimes it is intentional because people really don’t care, and ego juice is a popular breakfast item. Other times it’s just a misunderstanding- people are busy, stressed, shooting off 3 emails at a time while texting and eating a snack; so sometimes their brevity or tone can come off as being rude.
If you don’t want to be lumped into the rude category then try smiling when interacting with people. Whether it’s talking on the phone, sending an email, or having a face to face meeting- just smile. Smile, smile, smile and it will show through in your delivery. This is especially important if you are angry and you’d really like to scream.
Don’t scream. Don’t be snippy. Take a deep breath, put a smile on your face, and then deliver your message. Trust me, it works. There is no need to be an angry bear. Just put on your happy face, and people will be more receptive to what you are saying.