May 20, 2009

Blogging: The New Frontier

If you're one of those considering a blog, check out this great article I found by Aaron Uhrmacher:

Plus, here are a some blogging tips I've learned (the hard way):
1. Develop a blog “persona” and stick to it!

2. Make certain your content is valuable and interesting.
3. Demonstrate expertise. Become a content expert.

4. Add links--don't make your reader "look it up."
5. Watch the self-promotion--it's a turn off.

As I learn, I will gladly share.


May 12, 2009

Words Count!

Crazed trying to keep up with the daily word barrage? Speed--not thought--has become the standard, but keep in mind your words live forever and can even land you in hot legal water. I just read a story on CNN that stunned me. In a lawsuit over the diet drug Phen-Fen, some pretty embarrassing emails sent by the Plaintiff were uncovered. One executive’s email read, "Do I have to look forward to spending my waning years writing checks to fat people worried about a silly lung problem?" Need I say more?

Four things to keep in mind when it comes to email:
1. Your emails are never private.
2. Emails are formal business records.
3. Emails last forever.
4. Emails reflect our lack of time--speed does not work in our favor.


May 6, 2009

About Me

Welcome to my Wise Words blog!

My name is Dr. Julie Miller, founder of Business Writing That Counts! and business writing expert and author. My “lean” writing philosophy challenges you to think about writing and writing production in a completely new way. My passion and goal is to increase your bottom line by eliminating bad writing.

My company, Business Writing That Counts!, helps you prevent embarrassing business situations—inappropriate emails, bad client communications, lawsuits, media attention, and more—with powerful business writing training. We improve the quality of your written communications to save reputations, contracts, and relationships through online courses, webinars, seminars, and speeches. Learn more...

Contact Dr. Julie

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