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You'll have heard the advice, 'Write as you would say it'.

Okay, that helps us drop the formal bureaucratic language and write in plain English, but it's not enough.

We need to think of appropriate informality.


Your report is going to the senior management team or the board. They'll be discussing it at their meeting.

Wow. Heavy stuff. You want to show that you are taking the topic seriously. You'd like them to know that you are a serious thinker too.

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 enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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