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#64 – March 30, 2023
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Wise: Two writing tips
I want to share two quick writing tips that I apply every day.
From the moment I learned about these I instantly started to see more responses from readers. You can apply it to most everyday (and casual) writing you do.
Tip 1: Stop using standard phrases.
As per your request, circle back, in reply to your request, and so forth. You get the idea. We all have cliche language that we use. It’s best to avoid it and write as you talk.
Tip 2: Edit your writing for visual appeal.
This is a non-negotiable for me. Everything I write also needs to look easy on the eyes.
That means no long paragraphs, bullet points, bold text, etc. For example, take a look at how I formatted this email. It’s easy to consume.
It’s something I keep working on. That’s the beauty of writing. It’s something we can always improve.
Wealthy: More on business writing
It hurts when you send out emails or messages that people ignore. You feel small and insignificant.
“Why is no one responding to my emails?”
Likely because you make it easy for people to ignore you.
But if you write in a clear, credible, and persuasive way in your career, you can convince people to pay you attention.
That’s why business writing is important for every knowledge worker.
In my latest article, I share 10 tips that will make your business writing so effective people will respond to you.
It’s all simple stuff that you can apply without much effort. But the results are significant.
One interesting thing
Here’s a quote from Nassim Taleb:
“The most important thing in life is not to be afraid to fail. It is to be afraid not to try.”
When we try new things, we can learn from our experiences. From that point of view, failure does not exist.
Even when you try something that doesn’t work out, you can at least make an effort to extract lessons from that experience.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.
All the best,
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