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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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Punctuation Test for Smarty-Pants

Have you ever reviewed one of your old tests or papers from school and realized you had since forgotten most or all of the material you had once felt you’d mastered?

Various studies indicate that we forget about 90 percent of what we learn. We may remember the gist of a lesson, but not every detail

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The Worst Name to Call Someone

What are the most disparaging words you could use to describe someone you dislike or don’t admire?

What is the most offensive label someone could attach to you?

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Don't Dot That

Here’s a final exam question for you: how many punctuation marks in English grammar contain one or more dots?

Six is the answer.

Can you name them? 

Did you remember the ellipse?

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The Truth about Myself

It’s time to learn the truth about myself. Learn it and share it with all you know. To be clear, this is not about me.

The issue here concerns the pronoun myself.

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To Repeat a Confidential Comment

“Don’t tell anyone, but ….”

What enters your mind if someone begins to share information with a lead-in that stipulates confidentiality?

Is silence golden?

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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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