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Want to Be a Good Writer?

Posted on April 30, 2011 by DJ

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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Smiling Is the Cure to Rudeness

Posted on April 13, 2011 by DJ

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.

Don’t Email Me Daily

Posted on March 31, 2011 by DJ

I’ve recently had to unsubscribe to several useful newsletters because I was tired of getting emails. When I sign up for an email list, I want to hear from you- but not every single day, unless I indicate that.

I have several email lists that I manage. The most I email is 3 times a week, and that is because this specific list caters to that. I don’t have any list that I feel needs to hear from me five to seven days per week. True, some lists can pull this off, but you really have to be in a unique position in order to do so.

It’s too bad that these lists I was subscribed to did not have an option to reduce the frequency because I would have gladly kept the subscriptions as long as I didn’t have to get emails each day. That’s why segmenting your lists is so important. You need to find out what people are interested in, why they have subscribed, and what types of content they want. If you really want to boost your efforts, you can’t just slap up a subscription box and send emails everyday. That’s sloppy and lazy.

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