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Written Communication Skills Blogs

Written communication has certain advantages over spoken communication.

Written communication...

  1. ...is more permanent.
  2. ...can be more considered.
  3. ...seems to carry more weight.

More permanent. The spoken word is transitory. It is in the moment and then it is gone, kept only as a fading memory. But the written word is more permanent. It often remains as a force long after the writer has gone. So, putting something in writing is a powerful action because, the pen is mightier than the sword.

More considered. The spoken word is make up in the moment. And it is not revisable. Once you have said it, you have said it. But the written word is open to revision and refinement. You can choose your words more carefully. And you should choose your words carefully.

More weight. For reasons that are unclear, the written word carried more weight than the spoken word. People tend to react to the written word as if it is more likely to be true than the spoken word. If someone claims something to be true verbally, you might hear a sceptic say, “Yeah? Who says?”

But if someone claims something to be true, you might hear them say, “I know it’s true because I read it in a book”. The written word seems to carry with it authority that the spoken word lacks.

  • If you make a legal agreement, you want to put it in writing.
  • If you want to record a meeting, then we check the written records.
  • If you want to make a fortune, then put your ideas in writing.

So, it is important that you learn to express yourself properly in writing.

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    23 October 2018

    Business Writing Skills: How to Convince People Think of language as being split into two major types: The language of logic. The language of rhetoric. These two language types are opposite and complementary forms. They are like a pair of gloves, which are opposite forms that work together to complete the... Continue Reading >

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  • How to Become More Efficient

    29 December 2015

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  • A Short Course on Speed Reading

    19 November 2015

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  • How to Improve your Writing Skills

    09 October 2015

    How to Improve Your Writing Skills In today's world, much of your communication is in the form of the written word. You need to write emails, reports, summaries, and you need to write them in a convincing and professional manner. However, over the last ten years, there has been a tendency... Continue Reading >

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  • Four Ways to Improve your Written Communication Skills

    08 September 2015

    Four Ways to Improve Your Written Communication Skills Communication is the art of transferring your thoughts and ideas into the minds of others. Your most efficient form of communication is language and your language can be in spoken or written form. Sometimes, you may need to express your thoughts and ideas... Continue Reading >

    Four Ways to Improve your Written Communication Skills
  • How to Improve your Written Communication

    26 June 2015

    How to Improve Your Written Communication At work, you probably have to communicate in writing. For many, they have problems communicating in writing. And for a very specific reason. Many people have gotten into very bad writing habits, by using text messaging as their habitual form of written conversation. And text... Continue Reading >

    How to Improve your Written Communication
  • Five Communication Styles

    28 May 2015

    Five Communication Styles Communication is the art of transferring your message into the minds of others. If you have an idea, or an opinion, or any "point" to make, you may want to communicate it to another person. Let us assume, for the sake of this blog, that you have an... Continue Reading >

    Five Communication Styles
  • How to Improve Written Communication Skills

    19 May 2014

    How to find the words to express yourself One of the most common questions that people ask me, when they attend our one day, communications skills training course, is this: "How can I find the words, to better express myself in writing?" Some people often say to themselves, "I know what... Continue Reading >

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