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Our nation is facing a crisis. The Washington Post published an article on 11 Aug ... "Why can’t college graduates write coherent prose?" The author doesn't refer to fiction. People entering the workforce simply can't write effectively nor can many already therein.
The paras below are extracted from a letter I sent -- coincidentally on 11 Aug -- to Governor McAuliffe, Senators Warner and Kaine, and Congressman Garrett.
The problem: Writing powerfully is no longer taught in our schools – middle school thru graduate school. As a result, poor writing (bureaucratic blather) is rampant throughout the workplace, both military and civilian. It hinders career progression for talented individuals and impedes efficient operations, eroding financial bottom lines for corporations and private businesses.
The Solution: “Write to Influence!” can help. Part 1 teaches 10 tools to craft powerful sentences; Part 2 conveys strategies to build a compelling case; Part 3 places these tools/strategies in the context of resumes, presentations, and email; Part 4 contains 100 exercises in the format of Before/After/Analysis. The book is tailored for students (high school thru graduate school), individuals entering or already in the workforce, business owners, NGOs, the scientific community, and the military … essentially anyone who must leverage the written word to achieve a goal. It is light-hearted and entertaining … and exceedingly effective. Reminiscent of that spoonful of sugar! While "Write to Influence!" can't solve this problem decades in the making, it is a tremendous first step ... if given a chance. Dozens of reviews and testimonials confirm this.
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