Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Using clear language, part of Managing Project Communication.
The famous author Steven King wrote…2000 words or 4 and a half pages every day.…He could finish a novel in 3 months.…You won't need that level of skill,…but the first step to writing clearly is…getting words on the page.…Some people effortlessly put words on a page,…they will sit in front of a…computer and write clear sentences.…But those people are rare,…they should be envied but not copied.…Most of us either write badly…or spend a lot of time rewriting.…A warning sign that you're writing badly…is that people don't understand what you're saying.…
You might find yourself making excuses…if someone misses your point,…you might say they were busy or weren't paying attention.…So try to follow up with all your documents…to make sure you were understood.…You might also get an email that asks questions…that show your reader didn't understand.…If this is pattern, you should think about…how much time you're spending on your writing.…If you write clearly, you will solve…a lot of your communication challenges.…A poorly written email or a confusing report…
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- Using formal and informal means to communicate
- Prioritizing stakeholder needs
- Listening actively
- Planning project communication
- Understanding leadership language
- Writing clear and concise project reports
- Learning how and when to say "no"<br><br>
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