Gender-neutral language writing strategies are becoming increasingly popular. The goal is to write or speak using non-discriminatory language and to avoid gender-biased expressions or stereotypes. This will enable you to more easily connect with your audience and allow everyone to feel appreciated. So then, here are some simple techniques...
Just as language evolves over time, the way we communicate in business has changed. Phone calls and letters seem almost archaic now. Email is the foundation that most businesses' communication and marketing strategies sit upon. And this is why you need to know not only how to craft a...
It’s a part of doing business—you get an unexpected email from an irate client, and they choose to take out their frustration on you. Yikes! And it’s only Monday morning. It stings a bit when you’re the recipient of such a rude email. Although you can’t control what the client...
You finally have the guts to leave your job, be it for a better opportunity, a new business venture, personal time, or simply because you can't take it anymore. So what's next? The dreaded letter of resignation, of course. Writing a letter of resignation is tricky and can cause a lot...
The pre-written email response may sound like an irresponsible or impersonal choice. You want to believe that you'll have the time to respond to every one of your client’s emails personally. The reality? You won’t. You want to make a good, lasting impression, but it’s just not practical to spend time...
Writing for business can be tricky. Because you must maintain a professional manner, this can often cause some people to become too formal in how they write. Although business writing should be more formal than other casual types of writing, such as emails between friends or social media articles, it still needs to maintain a friendly...
One of the greatest overlooked assets in our virtual lives is the value we can get from our email signature. The email signature is that little fluffy tag at the end of most emails in your inbox. The gig economy is moving along at a feverish pace. To leave...
Can you imagine how beautiful life would be if our email inboxes always overflowed with happy messages, praise, and warm compliments? Unfortunately, this is far from reality, especially at work. In the real world, most of us must deal with problematic correspondences from current clients and responses from prospective clients. Moreover,...
Your client wants to open up new relationships with new clients. You’re showing assertiveness, and you volunteer to take on the challenge. However, this is one task that can be quite cumbersome. The assignment feels similar to meeting a person for the first time - it’s like a first job...
Work and business relationships are complex, held together by mutual respect and professionalism. The stress of a job and focus on career advancement and salary puts a toll on even the best work relationships, and mistakes made can upset the harmony in the workplace. We All Make Mistakes As humans are...