Posts Tagged ‘concise’


Friday, September 16th, 2011

Most of us speak and write verbosely, using as many fluffy, multi-syllabic words as we can think of when we only need one simple, straightforward word. Here are a few examples of long-windedness that you hear every day. (more…)

Poker and selling

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Writing concise material that connects with an audience is an art and it takes a lot of practice to do it well. When I was young in my professional career, I was lucky enough to participate in writing proposals for defense contracts that were page-limited. It never occurred to me how instructive this was until later in life when people asked me how I honed my communications skills. Constraining written material through page limits is a great way to practice “communicating with clarity.”