Effective Online Communication

12 topics | 47 minutes

Prerequisite: Advocacy

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Top 10 Ways to Turbocharge Your Digital Comms

Let’s be honest, this stuff is hard. Never in human history has there been a communication medium more competitive than the Internet. Never has our collective attention span been more fleeting. As much as...

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Let’s be honest, this stuff is hard. Never in human history has there been a communication medium more competitive than the Internet...

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7 Traits of a Clear Writing Style

The education system taught many of us that long words and complex sentence structures are signs of sophistication. Un-learn this as fast as you can! Convoluted language won’t win you any friends in the real world...

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The education system taught many of us that long words and complex sentence structures are signs of sophistication. Un-learn this as fast...

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How to Hook Your Reader

To steal a mantra from our friends in journalism: don’t bury the lede. The idea might have started in newspaper offices but it applies anywhere we’re competing for our audience’s attention (so, the entire Internet)...

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To steal a mantra from our friends in journalism: don’t bury the lede. The idea might have started in newspaper offices...

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Say More (by Saying Less)

Knowing how much or how little to say starts with being clear about your objective. Rarely is it our job to turn readers into subject-matter experts. Mostly, we’re in the business of motivating people to action. If...

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Knowing how much or how little to say starts with being clear about your objective. Rarely is it our job to turn readers...

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Don’t Say Everything All at Once

Take your time. In the pursuit of saying more with less, I’ll admit—not every big idea can be reduced to a snappy soundbite. Sometimes there really is a lot to say. Still, there are better options than trying...

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Take your time. In the pursuit of saying more with less, I’ll admit—not every big idea can be reduced to a snappy soundbite...

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How and When to ‘Hide’ Content

One of the hardest lessons to learn as a communicator is knowing what not to say. In a medium that forces us to compete for the attention spans of our audience, more is most definitely less...

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