11 must-read articles for communicators

From tips for remembering names when networking to a refresher on transitions, communicators of all stripes can use these insights in their work.

“I am surprised to see how much I have written; with stories, even a page can take me hours, but the truth seems to flow out as fast as I can get it down.”—from Dodie Smith’s “I Capture the Castle.”

Having recently published my 300th blog post, I can now say with assurance, “I wrote a blog about that once,” whenever my colleagues bring up random discussion topics.

Below are a few posts of mine that might be useful to corporate communicators and PR pros:

1. Does a friend or loved one have trouble with hyphens?

Heading off hyphenation headaches

2. Have trouble matching names to faces?

8 ways PR pros can remember names

3. Tired of staring at that blank screen?

8 activities to jump-start your creativity

4. Have trouble declining projects?

6 ways communicators can say “no”

5. Need a good subject line for your pitch?

25 inspiring email subject lines

6. Are know-it-all colleagues driving you to drink?

How to deal with nitpicking co-workers

7-8. Love to invent words?

12 fantabulous made-up words

17 more made-up words

9. Are you guilty of any of these literary infractions?

10 corporate writing crimes

10. Struggling with segues?

101 transitions to help connect your writing

11. Exactly how much is “a lot,” anyway?

32 alternatives to “a lot”

How about it, Ragan readers, do you have any topics that would make an interesting post?

A regular contributor to Ragan.com and PR Daily, Laura Hale Brockway is medical writer and editor from Austin, Texas. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.

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