Many of us come across as stupid. We
are not all actually stupid of course, but because many of us cannot write well—or
because we cannot write good resumes, sales letters, business reports, etc.—we
can easily appear to be unintelligent.
Specifically: we often don’t know
how to apply techniques scientifically proven to persuade others; we often cannot write
fluently, and therefore waste time; we may regularly
break many of the subtle writing rules; our letters are often
ambiguous; and our correspondence
may be dismissed by others because we cannot write concisely.
Business writing and communication,
although one of the key skills in the workplace, is often the most tedious to
Writing at Work: Effective Business Skills, fortunately, applies a novel and unusual approach. It recounts an exciting adventure in which
the reader is the main protagonist, striving to solve a murky but intriguing
case. During this adventure, the reader is exposed to many insights on business
writing, and learns how to construct a variety of letters persuasively,
swiftly, precisely, succinctly and engagingly.
Effective Business Skills
About the book
Table of Contents
About the author; Preface; Chapter 1: Writing and you; Chapter 2: Effective writing; Chapter 3: Quality writing; Chapter 4: Writing accurately; Chapter 5: Writing reports; Chapter 6: Planning and structuring your writing; Chapter 7: Using words effectively; Chapter 8: Punctuation; Chapter 9: Rhetorical devices; Chapter 10: Emotive words; References; Index.
190 x 245
About the authors
Simon Moss (PhD Monash) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia. Simon‘s primary research interest relates to the factors that promote honest, ethical, cooperative and dedicated behaviour in the workplace. Specifically, he is interested in the misconceptions of individuals that compromise well-being and performance.
Simon has published scientific papers in a broad range of disciplines, including creativity and problem solving, attention and concentration, facial expressions, psychological disorders, risk and safety, and stress management. He has also published a range of books and articles in the fields of leadership, personality, motivation, integrity, perception, attention, and stress.