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In workshops, nobody argues against plain English, but it's a different matter when we look at examples from the participants' own organisations. That's when the defences come out. They worry that writing in simple, everyday language will create the wrong impression.

Maybe you've recognised the problem.

You suspect that your readers are skimming your text. They don't notice that you want them to reply to your email today. They don't discuss your report in any detail - just the recommendations.

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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