Monday, 28 October 2013

How to Write Effective Emails that Engage Readers

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16 Tips For Writing Better Emails 

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Writing emails that engage readers requires thought and discipline. Rants, poor grammar, harsh language, one-word subject lines, and sketchy formatting will reduce the reader's absorption of important information you are trying to communicate. 

I know, I know. You hate going through a deluge of emails every morning. You claim you never look at them before hitting delete. That is the downside. However, if you think about it, I'll be there are some you check more than you realize, especially from companies you know.  

Monday, 21 October 2013

Hands On Democracy In Action

Being Politically Active Helps You Become Part of the Solution

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Hands On Democracy In Action was written as an Op Ed piece for the Calgary Herald. It addresses voter apathy, low voter turnouts, and gives 8 reasons why everyday citizens should get into the game.  

Calgary, AB; It is finished. Finito. Terminé. Last week we learned who was in and who was out as the deadline for nominations passed. This past weekend municipal candidates popped the clutch at all levels. Bring it on, baby.

Close To the Action
Municipal elections are the most hands on of all democratic processes. Political futures are shaped for a lifetime of community service because the grass roots level provides a realistic understanding of how democracy works. Alberta candidates are in races to become our Mayors, City or Town Councillors, School Board Trustees, County Councillors, and Reeves.