Keep it short

Published on Jul 11, 2020  |  1 minute read

Written communication can be time-consuming but it doesn’t need to be. When writing, I use the following rules.

  1. Keep it short. Less is more.
  2. Be explicit. Being passive can create lots of follow-up.
  3. Write for an international audience. Words can have double meanings that might offend or cause you to break rule two.
  4. Don’t be offended. Don’t read into tone. People are generally good.
  5. If it’s turning into a thread, jump on a call. It’s the equivalent of days worth of text-based communication.

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