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!"

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Editing Tricks

November 30, 2017

4 Verbs Way Better Than "Get" or "Got"

It's OK. There are so many others to choose.

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Write Better

October 19, 2017

How to Make a Boring, Procedural Email Engaging to Read

Make fun of how boring it is.

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Write Better, Writing Templates

October 10, 2017

How to Provide Constructive Criticism via Email

Don't sweat the email convo. Use my guide.

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Write Better

September 12, 2017

How Every Leader Should Write a Handwritten Thank-You Note

Details define leaders.

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Write Better

September 3, 2017

How Leaders Should Delegate Tasks to Employees

Empower your team, grow as a manager.

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Write Better

August 24, 2017

How to Tell a Team Member He/She Did a Great Job

"Nice work!" isn't good enough.

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Write Better

August 5, 2017

Why Leaders Should Avoid Large Paragraphs

People will respect you less. Simple as that.

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Write Better

July 7, 2017

8 Email Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

Yep, each one can ruin your message.


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