Whether it’s emails, business plans, or social media posts, written communication is an essential skill when you run a business. In this post, we share four easy ways to improve your written communication using a couple of old tricks, but also some new technologies.
As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. Write often and write purposefully. When an article or social media posts grabs your attention, ask yourself what makes it so compelling and find ways to apply the same strategy to your own writing. While this takes work, the rewards are worth the effort. Whether it’s a sales pitch or a cover letter, clear writing can make a big difference in your career.
Less Is More
This principle is what makes journalism so effective, and you can apply it to make your writing more clear and concise. Instead of trying to impress with your vocabulary, aim for simplicity. Writing well is easier than you think: Just imagine that you are talking to a friend you appreciate and respect.
Avoid Common Mistakes
We know that grammar isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and that learning every writing rule is basically impossible. However, avoiding some common mistakes goes a long way toward ensuring that your writing is polished and effective.
- They’re vs. Their
- You’re vs. Your
- Its vs. It’s
- To vs. Too vs. Two
- Then vs. Than
Use Apps to Make Writing Easier
Technology has changed every aspect of our lives, and that includes writing. Grammarly is an assistant that helps you avoid common mistakes and even provides suggestions to improve your writing. If you install the desktop version, the tips will appear wherever you write online, be it social media, email, or the comment section of your favorite websites.
More Tips and Ideas
At the ONE Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce, we are always looking for ideas that help foster the growth of your business. Here are some previous posts to help you do just that:
- Here’s why you shouldn’t multitask
- How to use social media to advance your career
- How to write better emails
- Cybersecurity basics for small businesses
Interested in learning more about the ONE Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce? Contact us today by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (951-280-3902), or social media. We look forward to hearing from you