Improve Your Writing and Communication Skills in Your Free Time

Synopsis of an article from Fast Company by Jessica Thiefels Published 9th July 2020

Effective and compelling communication is a critical skill, you need clarity, persuasion and effective story telling to make sure your audience is fully engaged.

Use Prompts for Creative Writing

Build creative writing skills that you can apply to your business writing, there are tools available that can help you build the capability and remember practice makes perfect. Applications that can help include Writing Prompts (Android) or Daily Prompt (Apple).

Boost Your Persuasive Writing Skills

One of the most in demand skills today (see LinkedIn’s 2020), Persuasion is about your ability to effectively engage with your audience and to influence them to align to the views you are explaining. As a business leader being able to explain a vision, strategy or mission is a core competence.

Become a Better Storyteller

People engage with stories, when telling your story think about what about this story is engaging the audience, how do you hook them with the story and leave them with the message. Stand up comedian’s are very good at building stories with the ‘punchline’ representing the key message.

Improve Your Grammar

There are few excuses for poor grammar these days, Microsoft Word, Google Docs and Apple Pages all have tools that help improve your grammar, spelling and sentence structure. You can even use  the Grammarly Chrome extension to improve how you fill in forms online.

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