Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.
Ban them?

Yep. They're stuffy. You'll come across as a bureaucrat if you use them. They are not more professional - just poor communication and not plain English.

I've left out the worst ones, such as 'With reference to our recent correspondence...' because we would only send those to a colleague when we are kidding around - surely.

Make your writing simple, informal and direct. Become passionate about lapses in those simple principles. Ban them from all your writing.

A few examples...

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder and managing director. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are psychology and writing. He leads workshops on both and speaks to conferences on the psychology of thriving at work.

In 2011  Professional Speakers Australia awarded him its top speaking accreditation, the CSP.

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph's enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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