Amplify the Signal, Minimize the Noise

I studied computer engineering in college, but I’ve learned that some of the critical principles I learned way back then apply to far more than engineering. I was reminded of this by a tweet from Nancy Duarte author of the wonderful book Resonate. I’ll talk more about the book later, but first I want to […]
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Learning from Legal Disasters: Three Rules to Improve Clarity in Writing

There are gremlins in the courthouse: It turns out that what a legal document says and what the lawyers who wrote it meant are often two different things. Here are three cases where the gremlins in law provide some rules for clear writing that you can follow. When I teach either Learning Tree’s Business Writing or Technical […]
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Three Things to Recognize About Grammar for Effective Communication

Worrying about grammar when you’re writing will make you a worse rather than a better writer. That doesn’t mean grammar doesn’t matter…it just doesn’t matter the way you think it does. There seem to be a lot of people who believe that someone, somewhere wrote a specification for the English language…and that we do a […]
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