How To Write Policies And Procedures That Work

On 2 April, 2019, in STTS, by STTS Training Pte Ltd

Article written by Marianna Pascal It’s easy to write policies and procedures well! That is the first thing I tell participants in our Policy Writing in Plain English workshop. By the end of the day, they believe me! The key is to help your reader understand information quickly. If you want to write policies and […]



Earn Trust With Great Writing Style

On 21 January, 2019, in STTS, by STTS Training Pte Ltd

When you are talking to someone face-to-face, you have lots of visual clues to help you – your tone of voice, gestures, eye contact. It may not be fair, but in the everyday world we are judged and influenced by all these criteria. And like it or not, it’s through the way we speak and […]



5 Email Habits You Need To Stop Right Now

On 21 January, 2019, in STTS, by STTS Training Pte Ltd

I read recently that 81% of readers felt that poorly written material wastes a lot of time.   Yes, 81%! It’s everyone’s responsibility to stop wasting the reader’s time. So here are five habits you need to stop right now. Why? Because they make you look lazy and unprofessional. Habit #1. Stop Using Vague Subject Lines […]



Words Have Power – Use Them Wisely

On 21 January, 2019, in STTS, by STTS Training Pte Ltd

Do you think you’ll impress readers by using big words? Do you use phrases like Please be informed? Kindly find attached? When you put your fingers on the keyboard, do you think, “What should I write?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be making your business writing much more difficult […]



Write To Express, Not To Impress

On 21 January, 2019, in STTS, by STTS Training Pte Ltd

In all my years of teaching business writing skills, I’m often asked, “Why don’t they teach us this at college?” Yes indeed, why not? There’s a huge difference between academic writing and business writing. So let’s look at the differences between academic writing and business writing: Students write to demonstrate learning Schools, colleges and universities […]