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Writing and Editing Advice from Colette

What You Don’t Say Can Be More Important Than What You Do Say by Gene Griessman, Ph.D Whatyousay.com is fond of “The Writer’s Almanac,” which is a regular feature on NPR. It focuses on writers, as its title suggests, and … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Never Ask Your Reader to Stop Reading

Advice for Writers of Articles and Books–Never Say… Whatyousay.com has found a useful writing tip in a book by Tim Morrison entitled “Basic Writing Tips for Emerging Writers.” Phillips recommends that you never say anything in a book or article … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations To Use In A Speech or Article

What You Say When You Want To Begin Or End A Speech Or Article by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A terrific way to begin a speech is to start with an arresting quotation.   I like to use quotations at the beginning … Continue reading

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Writing Tips From Diane Booher

Five Tips for Better Writing by speaker and author Diane Booher 1. Know your audience. What are their interests? How will they use your information. What do they already know? 2. Vary your sentence patterns. Learn to write your voice … Continue reading

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Writing tips: Find Just The Right Word When You Write A Letter, Note Or Email

Learning To Communicate Effectively: Lessons From Great Poets And An Irish Joke  by Bill Funchion, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, ILA woman told me recently that she had a difficult time trying to understand the death of her young brother. … Continue reading

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How To Write Letters of Recommendation

What You Say When You Write Letters Of Recommendation For advice about writing a letter, we can think of no person more qualified to give it than Letitia Baldrige.  Ms Baldrige has spent her career around individuals of power, wealth, … Continue reading

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How To Write A Letter Declining A Request

What You Say When You Write A Letter And Need To Say “No” Writing Advice And Quotes From A Sample Letter By Letitia Baldrige “Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide To Executive Manners” is the definitive book in its field.   We here … Continue reading

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How To Write A Letter Asking A Favor: Sample Letter

Letter-Writing: Asking For A FavorBy Letitia Baldrige “Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide To Executive Manners” is the definitive book in its field.   We here at whatyousay.com think it is simply wonderful and refer to it often.  Highly recommended.–-Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When … Continue reading

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How To Write A Business Letter

What You Say When You Write A Business Letter For writing advice about a letter that you plan to send to someone at a very high level of business or government, I can think of no single individual better qualified … Continue reading

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Writing A Letter or Selling An Idea: Give Your Idea A Good Name

What You Call It Is A Crucial Part Of What You Say by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You can write beautiful business letters yet be unsuccessful if you give your ideas the wrong name.  Ditto for sales presentations. Do careful research.  … Continue reading

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