Report-writing tips

Report-writing tips

Updated December 2022 Writing reports as much a time-honored year-end activity as sipping egg nog lattes. Here's a strategy make writing those missives easier and faster: The Position-Rationale-Proof Strategy©. The PRP helps us think through our ideas in the context...

July Action Item: Mid-year review

Mid-year is a logical time to review, retool and recommit. Mid-Year Review Take a look back at the what you did during the first half of the year. What worked? What didn't? What were the big learnings? What could you change to increase the odds of success in the...
A 7-step process for better writing

A 7-step process for better writing

Want to write better faster? Here's an easy-to-adopt process I share with writers who have lost their writing mojo or need to improve fast. I call it the Magnificent 7. 1. Breathe. Seriously. Taking a deep breath before we start writing reduces anxiety and sends a...

Write better right now

What if I told you there was one really easy tactic you could deploy to improve the quality and impact of your writing? Well, there is: Chop your prose by 15-20%. I got this great little piece of writing advice from editor Chip Scanlon decades ago and it's still my...