The Template

Every week, I maintain THE TEMPLATE, an award-winningWinner of the 2015 Plank Center Award (public relations org.) for commitment to mentorship. blog that's been viewed more than 1.5 million times by people all over the world. In every column, I provide step-by-step instruction to help you become a stronger communicator. Like I always say, "Write well, open doors!"

The best communicators understand less is more.

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Editing Tricks

April 16, 2017

How Do I Write "To the Point" but Still be Polite?

Leaders don't need to write with an iron first.

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March 4, 2017

When Should I be Formal or Informal with Business Emails?

The answer has everything to do with the other person.

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Editing Tricks

February 16, 2017

6 Biggest Work Email Mistakes

Do you make any of them?

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December 20, 2016

Should I Use "Hi" , "Hello" or "Hey" in Business Email Greetings?

And where does the comma go?

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October 23, 2016

Stuck on a Project? The Solution Lies in the Work Itself

Roll up your sleeves and tackle the job.

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September 8, 2016

Write Less, Say More: The Power of Brevity

Cut the fluff, focus your message.

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August 16, 2016

Why You Should Write Well (When No One Expects You to)

Even with an "out-of-office" reply.

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July 12, 2016

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Summary Should be in the 1st Person

Don't act like someone is writing about you.


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