Communicators, what’s your superpower?

Are you a grammar goddess, a word wizard, a syntax specialist, a phrasing phenom? Acknowledge your shortcomings, sure, but celebrate and share your strengths.

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As a person who writes at work, what are your opportunities, and what are your strengths?

This is how I invite people to introduce themselves in my writing workshops. In response, people are quick to proclaim what they can’t do.

These honest self-assessments are useful. It’s important to know where you need to grow, but it’s also good to admit your strengths. So I press for positives. Even then, some people struggle to say they’re good at anything.

Really? There’s not one thing you do well?

I don’t buy it. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have something to contribute as a business communicator. Every team has a mix of skills.

Consider the following specialties:

Error eliminator. You have an eagle eye for extra spaces, repeated words and excessive capitalization. You would never allow “your” where “you’re” should be. You may or may not be able to spot problems in your own work, but you sure can proofread mine.

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