Finding the ideal voice for your business writing
Speaker: Corrie Macdonald
In business writing, should your own voice shine through? And how do you find it? To help us, Corrie provides various strategies for finding your voice and writing in many voices for different needs.
Avoiding literary laryngitis: Finding the ideal voice for your business writing (Corrie Macdonald)
Fiction writers are often urged to find their individual ‘voice’ — a unique way of writing that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Voice has many elements: sentence structure, language, perspective; even the use of punctuation can convey an authorial ‘personality’.
But how does this apply to business writing? Should your own voice shine through and, if so, how do you find it? Or should you be a chameleon, adopting whatever voice your client or employer requests? And how does your reader influence your voice?
Corrie will discuss all these questions, provide strategies for developing your own distinctive voice, and look at how a successful business writer can write in many voices to meet many needs.
All session handouts and, where available, slide presentations in PDF