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Ten Minute Guide to Effective Business Writing by Steve Dennis, Paula Garrett

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Chapter 1. Effective Business Writing Matters

In this lesson you learn how to overcome the fear of writing, how effective writing serves as a leadership tool, and how clear thinking is the foundation of effective writing.

Write Without Fear

For many professionals, the thought of writing a business document generates anxiety and procrastination. If you are among these people, you're not alone. Becoming anxious or procrastinating at the thought of expressing yourself in a permanent medium is quite natural, for several reasons.

First, you may not have the confidence to write well because when you were in school, the importance of expressing ideas often got lost in the pursuit of proper grammar or style requirements. Remember the English teacher who ...

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