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9 Qualities of Good Writing

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There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can write, and those who think they can’t. And, very often, both are wrong. The truth is, most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We are all capable of producing good writing.


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Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:01 PM

I really liked this article about writing. It was very reminicent of almost every article we've read so far, along with the various chapters in They Say, I Say. It talks about how good writers support what they are saying with plenty of data, which is something we all need to make sure of in our research essays. I also like how it says that good writing comes in the rewrite, similar to the idea behind the shitty first draft article. All of these ideas and "secrets" behind how to write successfully are ones we've discussed in class- it's just a matter of actually implementing them into our papers.

Forrest z. Tappan's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:41 PM

I completely agree with Sarah. This article hold so many compilations to what we have been reading for class, especially in They Say, I say. I have been told many times and have grown accustomed to  believing that for every equation you add to a paper, you loss half of your readers. This is very evident if you look at the more popular articles and book. However it time I veer away from that mind set and start thinking like a research paper writer. This article has giving me some very good tips on how to rethink the way i write for this course. Specifically, Ann--the author-- make  a point that writing should be simple but not simplistic. Being more of a creative writer LOVE to confuse my readers with fancy words and alliteration and what have yous, but Ann stats that this is just not appropriate. I look forward to using what iv learned in my work.

Christopher Philbin's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:38 PM

Just what makes good writing? These are some key points that will help the novice get on their way to becoming a better writer for sure.

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How to handle feedback that makes you go "Ouch!"

How to handle feedback that makes you go "Ouch!" | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
I've done it, and if you've ever got a stack of feedback forms after a presentation, you've probably done it. You go through all the feedback forms ignoring the "Great job" "Learnt a lot" comments and go straight for the form that declares: "That was a load of mumbo jumbo". And then you flagellate yourself. You obsess

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Persuasion: The A to Z of Mindful Presenting/Public Speaking

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If you are presenting or speaking in public in any form it’s highly likely that persuasion is high on your agenda. Whatever your position and role is in the workplace today you can be sure that you will be required to persuade others to understand your perspective and agree with you.
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How to Make an Impactful Impression in the First 7 Seconds

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First impressions are crucial to the relationships that you start with the people that you meet. Whether it be at a new job, a date, or a networking event.

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How To Train Yourself To Take Feedback Well

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And while goals and growth plans are great, sometimes the best ideas for change come from an awareness outside of ourselves. I know, it sounds weird to hear a leadership coach telling you to look for something outside of yourself. I’m all about tuning into that courageous and all-knowing voice who can tout your fabulousness–it’s good stuff. But let’s get real: Sometimes the only way to get perspective about what needs to change comes from an outside perspective. Yes, believe it or not, there is often a gap between who we desire and think we are presenting to the world, and the way others see us.

 



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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 21, 5:56 PM

Receiving feedback is hard. Here are some tips on how you can be better at it.

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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, March 26, 1:40 AM

The truth is, we can’t always control the feedback we receive; we can only control how we choose to accept and use it. And learning how to use it wisely can be a game changer.

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Why Speaking Is A Skill Schools Suck At Teaching And How To Fix It by Oskar Cymerman

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We spend all our existence learning to live. Sometimes we look at another person and think they have it all figured out but they don’t. That is the truth. We are all learning.  We are at different points; our levels of skill at various skills vary. If someone drew a curve for every skill t

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Three Ways to Identify Manipulative Listening Tactics

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Manipulative listening undermines leadership. Three ways to spot manipulative listeners Manipulators listen... #1. To protect status. If they speak, they may reveal ignorance. And heaven forbid they should be seen as anything less than all-knowing. Self-protective listening is fearful self-interest. You may have a title, but self-interest collides with the heart of servant leadership -…

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First-Time Manager #13—The Importance of Clear Communication Values

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Effective communication s critical for high performance. A clear set of communication values helps every person strive to strengthen this critical behavior.
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Understanding Body Language - Communication Skills From MindTools.com

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Picking Up on People's Nonverbal Signals


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Are Americans trashing the English language?

"Are American's trashing the English language? The Economists language expert, Lane Greene, knows a thing or two about English. Lane is a fan of words, lots of words, and Lane is an American living in London. He's become accustomed to British English slang. But Lane often hears Britons complain that there are too many American words and expressions creeping into British English, these are called Americanisms. British writer Matthew Engel can't stand Americanisms being used in Britain and even wrote a book about it. But are Americanisms trashing British English?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 26, 2017 5:47 PM

This video touches on important cultural and spatial dynamics of the linguistic change impacting the world's current lingua franca...in other words, this is incredibly relevant to human geography. 

 

Tags: languagecultureworldwide, English, diffusion,

 colonialism.

Matt Manish's curator insight, March 8, 12:00 PM
I found this video very enjoyable to watch and I learned a lot more about how British people feel about the American language, especially in their own culture. I knew that American English and British English had some small differences with the spelling of some words and differences in some terms for the same object such as lift and elevator. But I didn't realize how some American phrases or "Americanisms" have crept into the British English language and are causing some English citizens to be upset about it.
In response to this information, I have to side with Lane Greene's opinion towards the end of this video. The fact that "Americanisms" are creeping into the British English language is the sign of a healthy and developing language. It means that one language that is being affected by another language because it has a global reach throughout the world. This is a positive thing that shouldn't be feared because as we can see from history, languages change over time and tend to never stay the same.
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Tomorrow's Best Leaders Will Lead With Questions, Not Answers

Tomorrow's Best Leaders Will Lead With Questions, Not Answers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
To lead well in the future, leaders need to ask questions that unlock better answers and better solutions.

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Françoise Morvan's curator insight, February 28, 5:06 PM
When we are challenged by a question that triggers an insight, neurons connect in new ways.
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Tomorrow’s leaders can begin leading for the future today


Master the  conversations that make a difference. Focus on connecting with your teams begins with how you communicate.

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Award-Winning Author Judy Blume Shares 6 Inspiring Tips From 50 Years of Writing (and 85 Million Books Sold)

Award-Winning Author Judy Blume Shares 6 Inspiring Tips From 50 Years of Writing (and 85 Million Books Sold) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Write the book you want to read and don't let the critics stop you from writing.

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Penelope's curator insight, February 20, 11:56 AM
Can you believe Judy Blume is 80 years old? That's hard to believe, but during that time she's been actively writing and sold 85 million books! That's a pretty big accomplishment, and she almost gave up because of the criticisms of her work. We're just glad she didn't.

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The Top Dos And Don’ts Of Working With Creative People

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Or, how not to be an asshole client.
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The Networking Secret That Only Requires Writing Four Emails A Year

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Waiting until you’re job-searching to hit people up is a bad idea. Meet the long-form email your career has been missing.
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5 Steps to Meaningful Internal Communication

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While good internal communication gets the message out, great internal communication helps employees connect the dots between overarching business strategy and their role. These 5 steps to meaningful communication will help you increase levels of performance and get better business results.
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The Secret Strategy that Will Make What You Say Powerful

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Can you 'paint word-pictures' for your listeners? From conversations to formal speeches, it's the secret strategy that will make what you say powerful.
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How Storytelling Can Improve Business Communication And Transform Workplaces

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How Storytelling Can Improve Business Communication And Transform Workplaces

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Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better | TED Talk

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In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.
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Communication Skills to Skyrocket Sales 

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Join Dr. Rick Goodman in reviewing some of the key communication skills that sales reps need, from body language to active listening.

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Great Leadership: Successful Leaders Are Great Communicators: How to Connect with Your Employees

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Information and opinions about leadership and management development by expert Dan McCarthy

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How To Be A More Creative and Effective Leader

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'Asking questions is one of the best ways to cultivate a curious mindset'

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10 Reasons Why Your Customers are Being Difficult

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As customers, do we need a corporation to satisfy our emotional needs to earn our loyalty? Nine years ago, this conversation of dealing with difficult customers was top of mind. It was at about the same time digital marketing moved more squarely into the business of making things personal (with mixed results.) But something else was also happening at the same time — wider adoption of social media across professions and industries. People talked, brands that established a presence in social media early had a tremendous advantage of accessing for the first time raw qualitative data in context and learn in conversation with them. Some organizations learned a lot, others just figured it made for better tracking. Hence the conversations on ad tech of today. The truth on loyalty is that nobody enjoys going through hoops, unless they are in the business of hoop jumping. We enjoy even les
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8 ways to become a more approachable leader

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The most effective leaders draw people to them. You know from your own career that while tough, stoic leaders may be revered or even feared, they don’t have that gravitas to build a truly great team of high performers. If you want to ensure that your reputation for openness precedes you, read on for tips to improve your approachability.

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Reducing Tension: The Power of “Help Me Understand”

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Things are tense. It shouldn’t surprise us. In a pluralistic society, there will be pressure points. However, starting with "Help me understand" is sure to be a tension-reducer.

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When a pressure point is encountered, someone must step back, take a posture of humility, and resolve to reduce tension.
 
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Questions that Focus on a Way Forward

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“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” —Helal Hafiz Fear is often one of the debilitating variables that gets in the way of developing and achieving our professional dreams. This includes fear of failure, fear of success, fear of making decisions we will regret, ...read more.

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How I Overcame Challenges in Writing… –

Challenges are something which helps us to grow, to develop ourselves, to know our capabilities. When I started writing, I also faced lots of challenges. There also came a time when I thought of…
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