Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

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How will we know it's good?

Let's see if we can agree on a few tests of effective writing. Here are mine.

It's a common objection.

'This modern style of writing is all very well, but...
I work in enforcement/my stuff might go to court/I want to show I'm being professional.'

Time for some plain English. I'm going to be less diplomatic than I would be in a workshop.

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 takes workshops and speaks to conferences on the psychology of success - and writing skills. (His CSP is the top speaking accreditation from Professional Speakers Australia.)

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on writing and psychology. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph enjoys his regular trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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