Welcome to the July edition of Talking Sense: comms tips and tricks from Comma Sense.
Well, it's been a really busy month, with lots of exciting new projects on the go - from web copy to brochure content, social media posts to CV writing. The latter is the subject of my latest blog. If you have any friends or family members looking to polish their CV, please ping them the link below to share some useful tips.
I hope you enjoy this month's content. If there's anything you'd like to see featured next time, please let me know.
Until next month,
The latest from the Comma Sense blog
Learn more about the seven touchpoints of comms and how your business can benefit.
What makes a great CV? How to make your personality shine through in this important document.
Favourite finds from around the web
We can all learn something from this article on how to communicate more confidently, clearly and concisely.
A simple guide to creating great marketing copy, courtesy of entrepreneur.com
This month's top tips
Time is precious - make use of the subject line to grab your reader's attention. Then get to the point quickly.
Be professional - your email is a reflection of your business. If you want to LOL, send a text message.
Never write in capitals, or you'll become known as 'the shouty one'.
Avoid sending large attachments that clog up inboxes. Zip or compress large files as a courtesy to others.
Always proof your email before you press Send. Above all, did you spell the recipient's name and company name correctly?
If it's an emotionally charged message or you're not sure about the content, you may be best sitting on it for an hour, or even overnight, and returning to it in the morning with a fresh outlook.
I just had to share this...
12th October - 2020 Women's Networking
One of the networking groups I attend is holding a celebration event and open day this Autumn. Any ladies who'd like to find out more about this fantastic group are welcome to attend. More details and ticket booking will be live soon at www.2020network.co.uk
17th November - Colony Networking
I've just agreed to present and deliver a workshop on blogging at The Colony networking event in November. I know it's a while off but wanted to share the exciting news! Please look out for more information in future newsletters.