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Do You Have to Believe in What You’re Writing?

While some managers won’t want to hear or read this, it is entirely possible to do a job effectively without necessarily believing in the messages you’re required to write. However, there are side effects to operating this way, which is … Continue reading

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Returning from Holidays

I’ve touched on the challenges of returning from a vacation. Today I’ll take a few moments to help you prepare to get your brain back in the game after a holiday. The primary difference, obviously, is that everyone or nearly … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up 2020–At Last!

It’s that time again: the last post of the year, where I take stock of what’s been happening on this blog and in my peculiar technical communication career. If you don’t have time for the long version, the short version … Continue reading

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“Bring Me a Rock” Revisited

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my “Bring Me a Rock” anecdote. I don’t pretend to understand why this is so, but the internet is a fickle place. It’s been a while since I wrote the … Continue reading

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Reorganizations and You

One way large organizations can create confusion but also opportunities is when they reorganize their corporate structure. There may be multiple reasons for this sort of change, including: improving efficiency, reducing costs, or shore up performance in one particular area … Continue reading

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