- GET IT CLEAR
What is the end result you desire your piece of writing to achieve?
Is your write up targeted at making someone’s day better and brighter?
Or you are writing an educative piece or a motivational post on dealing with failures, or an health related issue or perhaps the recipe to your favourite dish.
There must always be a clear intention for writing anything and your write up must reflect that intent.
- STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
The reason I am writing is?
What I want you to know is?
What I want to do is?
Once you have successfully answered the above questions, you can always refer to them as you write to keep yourself on track.
- STRIP IT DOWN
You can practice out in the real world by having actual conversations with kids. Try talking to one of them, their response helps you know if your elevator pitch is clear and intriguing or it’s the opposite.
- WRITE FROM YOUR HAPPY MOOD
- GIVE YOUR SELF TIME LIMIT
Clear your inbox for example, give yourself a time limit- say 2 minutes per email to prevent yourself from slipping into analysis. You can setup a playlist to keep yourself rocking along. When the song changes, hit “send” and move on.
- ASK, “WHAT WOULD MY HERO WRITE”?
- CLOSE STRONG
Not: “so, what do you guys think? I’m open to everyone’s input! “.
- USE THE 7 MAGIC WORDS
Put these words up to the top of your correspondence, as in: it excites me that you are one of our keynote speakers in this year’s convention. All I need from you right now is the little of your speech, your slides and you r bio’.
These seven magic words passes a clear assignment and puts them at ease. You can always add more details if need be.
- SAY IT OUT LOUD
(10)BE A DAY MAKER
Be a positive infludnce to somebody, help brighten up someone’s day. Generate a positive energy from yourself that can lighten up another’s mood. With everything you write, every mail, every tweet, every Facebook post, every text, you have an opportunity to be a beacon of hope, to make someone’s day(or not) Most times, all it takes is a few words of kindness, a thoughtful compliments of words of encouragement that leaves people thinking ‘oh! How I need to hear that’.
Set ‘Day maker’ as your measuring gauge of success- for your writing and all you do. Whether you writing is perfect or not, you can be sure our intent will shine through.