Richard Skaare Delivers Two Great Articles on How to Write and Talk
I hadn’t included resources for communicating effectively in CareerJockey.org, but after reading two Richard Skaare articles on Skaareworks.com, I’ve added a new tag.
Richard Skaare wrote two articles recently on writing and talking. One is called “3 Reasons to Talk Like You Should Write“. In it he points out how regardless of your politics, you have agree that President Obama masters communicating across multiple media. Not only does he present himself well, but if you read his books, hear him on TV or listen to his prepared speaches, you consistently hear the same thought process. In every instance, you see a well thought out way of communicating.
The articles goes over the many things we do to communicate well in writing and how much better we would speak if we followed similar processes. I know I could benefit from slowing down and thinking through what I’m going to say before I say it. It would also minimize my “foot in mouth” occasions as I like to call them.
The other article called “How to Write Like You Talk” discusses how to add the pizzazz of talking to your writing. He discusses keeping eye contact, changing inflections and using your hands as wasy to make your writing more interesting and effective.
Both of Skaare’s articles are short worthwhile reads to get you thinking about your communication effectiveness or lack thereof. What an important skills when looking for work or working to move ahead in your current job. You never can over do it when bettering your communications skills.