by Alan De Back
Over many years as a career coach, I’ve discovered that the most qualified person does not always land the job. Even with sites like LeoList that can help you in the job search, the qualifications matter. You may have great credentials, but your lack of high impact writing skills could eliminate you from consideration.
How you present yourself in writing is critical to making the first cut. Whether writing a bio or editing your LinkedIn profile, a high impact writing style sends a message of energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism. However, despite the tips below that are awaiting you, I know that some people really do struggle with writing, and producing a well-written bio can seem like an impossible task. Those of you who can’t imagine a successful bio being produced by yourself, why not get someone else to write a great bio? Jill can write a bio for you when the challenge seems too much for yourself, with flawless writing that’ll capture the employer’s eye. For those of you who can face the writing part, but don’t know what aspects you need to put in your bio, read on.
What are the most important elements of a high impact writing style?
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by Nancy Lefneski
In our presentation skills workshops, we ask participants what they find most frustrating about other people’s presentations. They invariably say, “PowerPoint slides that have way too much information on them.” Yet when we suggest that presenters design concise slides using the 6 x 6 rule (keeping slides to a maximum of six points and six words per point), we sometimes hear that won’t work for them because: Read more →
by Lesley Nevills
If you find your muscles are tight and sore when you spend hours sitting and writing, try these tips for staying limber and releasing unwanted tension. You’ll be more creative and have an easier time writing when you can relax. Read more →
by Leigh Geraghty
If you ever have to sell a product or service to internal or external prospects, you will find yourself at sales meetings or having to give presentations. I’ve learned that to be successful at selling, you need to “shut up and listen.” An effective sales meeting or presentation should be a dialogue or conversation, and in the spirit of dialogue, you should talk less than half of the time. You need to get your prospects talking, listen to what they have to say, and then respond in a way that shows you were listening. Read more →
by Jody Bruner
Like many learning & development shops, we used paper evaluations without question since the beginning. But this year, we reevaluated, made the switch to electronic evaluations, and are thrilled that we did. Here are some of the benefits we’re enjoying: Read more →
You’ll have a difficult time presenting without your voice, so take good care of it! If you find your voice is weak, or gets sore when you facilitate or present, use these tips to manage it: Read more →
by Jody Bruner
Back in the day of the letter, we were much more formal in our closings. Typically we signed off with Yours truly in formal situations, and Sincerely yours or even Cordially in less formal situations. In business today, while emails sometimes serve the same purpose as a letter, they are less formal and the traditional closes feel too dated and formal. Read more →
On January 1, 2016, IWCC Training in Communications and Bruner Business Communication amalgamated and adopted a new name: Wavelength Ltd. Our new company combines our strengths to provide our clients with a greater selection of workshops, more creative training solutions, and a larger team of specialists to support them. Read more →