Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Being politically correct, part of Business Writing Strategies.
- Nondiscriminatory language,…or sometimes referred to as politically correct language,…must be analyzed and appropriate strategies used.…Regardless if you're on one extreme end,…"It's no big deal."…or 180 degrees opposite, "It's a deal breaker."…or some place in the middle,…there are strategies to help you keep from offending others,…even if unintentionally.…It is such a big deal to some folks…that when you Google "herstory,"…H-E-R-S-T-O-R-Y,…almost three million articles appear.…
Most of those relate to making certain that people know…that women, her in the past,…H-E-R-S-T-O-R-Y,…rather than men, his in the past,…H-I-S-T-O-R-Y,…are being discussed,…all the way from women's herstory month…to herstory courses being taught at some universities.…Or what about Ne, Ve and Xe?…Those are just some of the new gender-neutral pronouns…being suggested so we won't have to use…he or she, him or her.…
Don't start using them yet.…Over the centuries, hundreds of new words have been proposed…but none has yet caught on.…The fact is, when you are representing a business,…
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- Deciding when to begin or delay the message
- Presenting information
- Getting support for ideas
- Understanding the audience
- Communicating internally and externally
- Choosing the appropriate language and tone
- Using business writing outlines and templates
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Deciding the Strategy
2. Analyzing the Situations
3. Analyzing the Audience
Understanding audience needs3m 34s
4. Determining the Correct Written Channel
5. Strategy Specifics
6. Choosing the Language
7. Strategy Outlines
8. Templates for Common Writing Strategies
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