4 New Year’s resolutions for communications pros

Shake off that hangover, and let’s get cracking on your commitment to improve in 2018.

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If you’re eager to improve as a communicator in 2018, it helps to have a plan—or at least a few goals to shoot for. Here are four relevant resolutions for communications pros to commit to and keep:

Learn to use punctuation correctly. Wouldn’t it be nice to know why that comma goes there?

Make 2018 the year you wrangle semicolons, subdue ellipses and wrestle em dashes into (properly styled) submission. Commas are, no doubt, the thorniest little mark of all, so feel no shame if you limit this resolution strictly to comma mastery. If commas give you fits, I suggest you print out this article and post it in your cubicle. If cubicle décor improvement was on your to-do list, you’ve just slain two resolutions with one stone.

Expand your technological expertise. It’s impossible to master every new platform, medium or trend, so just pick one thing to focus on in 2018.

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