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Apply talking, your first and favorite way to communicate, to all the writing you do at work. Even better, add the planning and other thinking that comes with writing. Learn how in this fun book.
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Write Like You Talk—Only Better
10 ways my book will improve your business writing skills
- Build relationships with the people who matter to you.
- Reach out to many more.
- Have fun.
- Work with your first and favorite way to communicate–talking.
- Avoid writer’s block.
- Get to the point, so you won’t waste anyone’s time.
- Remember the five grammar rules you need to look good.
- Write tight for social media and busy people.
- Advance to the next level of writing skill through techniques from movies, music and other media.
- Improve your productivity and performance so you can become a more valuable business player.
Available in paperback, at only $20, on Amazon.com and here at $10 for Kindle and other e-readers.
What the fans say
I think everyone needs a copy of Write Like You Talk – to help them to take the pain out of the writing process, to help get their ideas flowing, and to make self-editing more intuitive. Barb’s advice is spot on — know your audience, and write like you talk. Like YOU talk. Not someone else.
People with ideas they want to get into the world through blogging need to read this book… a crash course in writing effectively. I can already see that this book is going to make my blog posts more effective.
I typically hate reading instructive information. Not this book. What is truly delightful is Barb’s witticism and sprinkling of hilarious anecdotes that most readers would be able to relate to. Imagine a book that teaches you something but that you don’t want to put down.
This book is easy to read, easy to understand, crammed full with interesting tidbits, and entertaining to boot. It takes the fear out of writing well by trimming the basic principles into easily digestible bits.
There’s enough info on grammar, punctuation, and style to help you – but not enough to discourage you. To make the learning stick, she includes work sheets that guide you through the principles discussed.
Barb’s tips, techniques and worksheets — combined with her trademark sense of humour — provide a useful reference that both the novice and more experienced communicator will refer to again and again.
You’ll want to keep this book as a handy reference for your daily writing requirements, and you might even want to give it to others whose writing could use a little boost.
How to engage, connect with and inspire audiences and readers… a fabulous resource for anyone who wants to have greater impact in their writing.. entertaining, practical, easy to read and there are oodles of tools and checklists to practise with and put the lessons into action.
Barb’s book stands out for its simplicity, directness, humor and down-to-earth manner. .. Barb’s book shows the writer how to drain the swamp and come up onto dry land. In all, a gem of a handbook!
A fudge brownie of a book – sweet and easy to read, but rich and satisfying too. I recommend re-reading it every year. Partly as a quick review of the essentials of good writing, and partly to let her style rub off on you, so that you too will create documents that people will actually read.
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