I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter. ~James Michener
Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. ~Author Unknown
I’m not a writer. I am, however, a thought leader who shares ideas that are power.
Read it aloud.
Rewrite as needed.
Notice how the words sound and how they fit together.
Feel the words as you form the syllables in your mouth.
Be sure that what you meant to say sounds like what you intended to say, and that it sounds reasonable.
Correct as needed.
Communication consists of many factors, and only a fraction of any communication is in the words.
The right words, however, are crucial, so be sure that your words are powerful and clear.
Change words for impact.
Read what you write yet again.
The Transformational Leadership Strategist
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