The ability to communicate effectively in writing is a requirement of many career paths and a great advantage to have. This helpful guide, written by well-published author, Dr Neil Thompson offers an excellent foundation for building your writing skills.
Poor communication can cause a wide range of problems, some of them quite serious in their consequences. By contrast, effective communication can get the message across, improve working relationships and make a positive difference in a number of ways – not least that of boosting your credibility.
So, whether you are called upon to write reports, keep running records of your work activity, write essays or otherwise communicate in writing, you will find much of value in this e-book.
The contents include:
Why are you writing?
If you are not clear about the purpose of putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard you will struggle to write effectively. How will you know what to write if you don’t know why you are writing?
Who are you writing for?
Who is going to be reading what you write? Are you giving them what you need?
What is the best medium or format?
Letter, email, report – what is best suited to the circumstances?
What messages are you trying to convey?
Knowing precisely what message(s) you are trying to put across will help to make sure that you communicate what you need to.
How do you avoid misunderstanding?
Language is complicated, so it is easy to create misunderstandings if you are not careful. This section will help you keep any such misunderstandings to a minimum.
How might things go wrong? Here the focus is on common pitfalls to avoid, mistakes that can cause considerable problems.
This is an ideal resource for anyone who needs to get their message across in writing.