Friday, June 29, 2012

Are You an Over-Communicator? From Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Business writing expert Lynn Gaertner-Johnston has written a great post about the perils of over-communicating when writing emails; like much of her writing advice, it can also be applied to presentations. 

She recommends asking two questions before you communicate and I think they are also useful to ask before you prepare a presentation:
  1. Do my coworkers need this information now? Is there anything they should do with it now?
  2. If they need the information now, how much do they need? What is the smallest amount of information that will meet their needs? (The shorter your message, the more likely it is that they will read and understand it.) [in the case of presentations, the more likely it is that they will listen and remember it.]

Read the rest of her post here:
http://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2012/06/advice-for-over-communicators-.html

Gilda Bonanno's blog www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com

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