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Emails are an issue!

Emails are an issue!

Email is an issue for us all. There’s too much of it. It provides a false sense of progress just by virtue of being answered (even if all it does is engender…

cindytonkin May 1, 2017
Writing from the pros

Writing from the pros

If you send emails, write reports, web pages or brochures as part of your job then you are in fact a professional writer. So get pro – here are some excellent…

cindytonkin March 27, 2016
Crazy English Pronunciation

Crazy English Pronunciation

This poem will drive you crazy with its English words that are just not consistent!

cindytonkin February 20, 2016
 Handwriting makes you smarter

 Handwriting makes you smarter

You might type notes faster than you write them, but according to research, longhand is better for remembering and synthesizing information. Source: Close your laptop.…

cindytonkin July 15, 2015
Writing better!

Writing better!

You may not be writing fiction, but the tips in this article by Andrew Kevin Walker, writer of the movie “Seven”, will get you going. He gives five…

cindytonkin July 13, 2015
Status, Lying and Email

Status, Lying and Email

The Secret Language Code: Scientific American shows how linguistic analysis can predict your status compared to your readers’, your academic success at university…

cindytonkin June 14, 2015
For the love of words

For the love of words

Here’s a set of Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary for those lovers of language out there. And complementary: (not complimentary!) Stephen…

cindytonkin April 16, 2015
How To Be A Better Writer

How To Be A Better Writer

These six tips may help to write more clearly (and get what you want). How To Be A Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker.

cindytonkin November 10, 2014
Get People to Open your Emails

Get People to Open your Emails

In corporates we could learn a lot from entrepreneurs and sales people. If you want your boss, your client, your mentor to read your email then try applying some…

cindytonkin February 10, 2014
Email overwhelm: getting over it

Email overwhelm: getting over it

I love this Michael Bungay Stanier post on ways to deal with email overwhelm. It’s practical, and even if you do one of the 19 tips, you’ll be ahead.…

cindytonkin May 1, 2012

What Your Pronouns Say About You

What Your Pronouns Say About You (and Power):  

cindytonkin May 1, 2012
Should you send that email? really?

Should you send that email? really?

I hate reply all. I hate cc everyone. I especially hate reply alls on cc everyone emails. I’m not alone. Here are some guidelines: from Seth Godin Email checklist and…

cindytonkin February 23, 2012
Status and language

Status and language

The words you write betray (predict?) who you are status-wise… also your academic success, and whether you’re telling the truth. Want to know more? The…

cindytonkin January 8, 2012
More Persuasive Copy

More Persuasive Copy

If you’re using email to get capex budget, bring a client or customer round to your way of thinking, or if you’re writing proposals, then HOW you approach…

cindytonkin November 5, 2011
Visual Thesaurus - play around with words

Visual Thesaurus - play around with words

Writing an important report? Trying to spice up a proposal? Want to get people to respond to your email? Here’s a way to make your words “better”!…

cindytonkin March 23, 2009