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Apr 13, 2004 11:27 pm An exercise for everyone...
Eric Sohn

We all have different writing & posting styles, as you've no doubt noticed. I'd like to propose an exercise...

I'd like you to take one of your posts - here or elsewhere - and re-do it, in the way that you think the people here would be most receptive to. Note: Not the way you speak, but the way our audience hears (or reads)

As a guide, take how others post as a guide as to how they like to see information. For example, you've probably noticed that I use direct language and keep my paragraphs very short.

Also, note how people quote - or don't quote - posts they respond to. Take note of the general level of vocabulary, grammar and jargon.

Now, once you've done that... post the original, preceded by the rewrite - in one post.

Then answer these questions:

What did you learn from doing this? How might this change the way you communicate over the phone, on sales calls, in person?

So, is anyone game to try this?

Coach Eric

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