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Write Lady's Blog presents an assortment of topics about communicating, so writing is often the focus. No matter how you feel about the art of writing (some of our readers are passionate; others would rather chew nails than compose anything beyond a cryptic tex message), you'll find reader-friendly presentations with useful, easy-to-grab tips and perspectives to inspire--all to help you succeed as a communicator.    

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Sallie Boyles (The Write Lady)

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Is a Heart Emoji Enough

How should you respond to emotionally charged, highly personal posts on social media?

What is an acceptable reaction?

Is a heart emoji enough to convey your deep concern?

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Respectfully Request a Reference Letter

Do you need a written referral?

After choosing the right person, you'll want to ask in a respectful manner, reflecting the same degree of care and effort that you desire from the individual you're asking to write your recommendation.

Consider the important elements to succeed in requesting a solid reference.

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What to Say to Old People

"What do you say to those old people?"

I was thirteen years old when I asked that question of my sister, just one year older, who was volunteering as a companion for senior citizens of an assisted living residence. While the phrasing makes me sound like an ageist, impertinent teen, I really wasn't. I simply wanted to understand how she so naturally connected with elderly ladies (mostly), whom she barely knew. Her response, which seemed so outrageous to me then, was right on point. 


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An F for Forgiveness

Forgiveness challenges everyone at times, but the capacity to forgive grants peace and freedom to move on.

Why do so many attempts to forgive fail? Which words empower the process of forgiveness to succeed?

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A Proven Strategy to Influence Versus Infuriate

We can all agree on one thing: people are arguing often and publicly.

If you’re sick of all the verbal sparring that sends opposing parties to their respective corners with less, not more, regard for one another’s views, then consider a different communication strategy that has succeeded for centuries.

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Five Best Times to Comment

When are the best times to comment?

Experts and your own analytics can reveal great insights about ideal times to post articles, updates, images and videos relative to your content, intended audience and platform. My posing the question of when to comment takes a different approach.

Are you using the best app to achieve the right impact?

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Use the Right Word

Here's my confession:

A child of the South, I lived several years on the planet before someone pointed out that may as well was not maze well

Would you choose all the right words in my quiz, or would you experience an aha moment or two? Continue reading to pat yourself on your back or get the facts to resolve common wording errors.

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And Then There Were Crickets

Have you heard?

The world is now overrun with crickets!

The outbreak to which I’m referring neither happened overnight nor resulted from insects. Humans are the source of this pesky pandemic. Thankfully, we can reverse the trend of crickets—here, there and everywhere—by making a concerted effort to communicate when others expect to hear from us.

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No Problem

Is “No problem!” your go-to response when someone presents a problem to resolve?

Is “No problem!” your organization’s mantra?

What does that common expression say?

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Hold on to Your But

Yes, I am suggesting that you hold that but—until you hear me out. Also, before you go any further, please note the spelling with the single t!          

Indeed, but might be the logical word choice to convey a point, but is it your go-to for making excuses? Are you conveying insincerity to others?

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