Use a Dash for Emphasis, a Hyphen for Clarity

People often confuse dashes and hyphens. Dashes are used for three reasons, most commonly to mark off information that you want to stress. Hyphens commonly join two or three words that are used together to form one adjective, modifying an adjoining word.

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Gathering Quality Information Requires Good Questions

Business professionals need to gather information every day, and that requires that they ask many questions. They don't think of it as interviewing, but careful consideration should be given to the questions, just as a journalist does. Good questions elicit the best information: clear, specific details.

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By Ken O’Quinn

Focus on Them Focus on Them

As a contributing author in this book on leadership, Ken offers insights and tips for managing difficult conversations, providing effective feedback, and being authentic. Order here.

Perfect Phrases for Business Letters (McGraw-Hill) Perfect Phrases for Business Letters

Provides the right words and phrases for any situation - quickly. The book was reprinted in Japanese because of high-volume sales there.

TD at Work — Business Writing for Managers

The Association for Talent Development invited Ken to write this 22-page booklet for the TD at Work series.

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Ken O’Quinn is the best writing coach I have ever worked with.
Karen BartuchGlobal Operations LeaderPricewaterhouseCoopers

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