Help You Write Clearly
Communication is many things. It is talking face to face, it is talking on the telephone, it is writing letters, it is sending radio messages, it is electronic mail, it is the way you stand, it is the way you walk, it is the way you approach a person, it is your facial expression, it is your voice, it is your body movements; and it is the nonoccurrence of these things.
In written communication, flat words on a sheet of paper must convey the same feelings and impressions that may be readily seen and felt when meeting a person face to face.
Writing, however, has the advantage of review and editing; you can rewrite until the message is clear, be it a detailed report on a business project, a birthday letter to your mother or a note to your postal carrier. Whatever your intent, this book will show you how to write what you mean.
The purpose of this book is to show you how to write phrases, sentences, paragraphs and complete compositions that your reader will understand after the first reading.
Practically all the ideas, suggestions and examples presented here can be applied to speaking as well as to writing. By using the book's recommendations you can make your [speeches] to a colleague, a client or a group of any size more interesting and purposeful.
The need for improved writing ability can be illustrated with a few quotes from Harvey Mackay in an article written for United Features Syndicate.