Article by Ken O’Quinn in Fast Company magazine Perhaps your team is reluctant to embrace your ideas. No surprise there. Any attempt to impose your will on others will meet with a degree of opposition. The challenge is to overcome that resistance. Fast...
Blog post by Ken O’Quinn, for the Association for Talent Development When a manager writes a memo announcing a new program, she will likely focus on including every detail but will overlook an important element: packaging the message for easy reading. Click here...
Article by Ken O’Quinn in The Public Relations Strategist When you want to persuade your audience to accept your idea, you can try to creatively make your idea more appealing. But a better approach might be to focus on why the audience is resistant....
Blog Post for the Public Relations Society of America The revising phase is where good writing emerges. It is where you do the shaping, trimming, and crafting that produce something you are happy with. Revising is not editing; it is one part of the editing process....
Blog post by Ken O’Quinn for the Public Relations Society of America Being clear, concise and organized in an email is important, but articles carry a higher standard. PRSA Tactics_Putting the Art in...
Article by Ken O’Quinn in the Journal of Employee Communication Management Read how some Fortune 500 companies are ridding their prose of boring buzzwords and dense language. Clear Corporate Prose Is Not An...
If you want to persuade your superior to promote you over someone else, you could emphasize what you have accomplished, …
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I am pleased to announce we will be modifying our press release format. The new format is in line with the recommendations of Ken O’Quinn, who has conducted the writing workshops for worldwide PR. While they may seem subtle, the changes are powerful when it comes to conveying a strong, clear message.
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Ken gave one of the best courses I’ve ever taken. He teaches staff how to write properly, clearly and concisely, from e-mails to major planning documents.