6 Important Tips for Leadership Writers

By | January 12, 2019

[January 12, 2019]  Leadership writing is at the crux of the digital marketing world. Companies that hire leadership writers on behalf of their business for long landing pages report up to 220% more leads.

If you want to utilize your expression and communication skills and become a better writer, use these 6 tips. Implementing them will make you write better business copy.

  1. Use more verbs and fewer adjectives and adverbs

In business writing related to leadership, being concise is one of the best traits a writer can have. People are less willing to read nowadays, so it’s important to use words with clear and strong meanings. Before you write down your thoughts, think about the ways you can say each thought.

Try to use as many verbs as you can. This instills simplicity and effectiveness into your copy. Adjectives, in particular, complicate the content too much.

  1. Have a backup plan in case something goes wrong

Every leadership writer via his/her business has times where it’s hard to come up with ideas. This happens and you should be prepared. Think of hiring a writing service, such as Proessaywriting, Brillassignment.co.uk, bestessaytips.com or Best Essays to help you handle a project.

By doing so, you will learn something new about effective writing and still accomplish your goal. Always think about what can you do in case of writer’s block.

  1. Always proofread

No matter how sure you are in every single word, always proofread at the end. “Proofreading after finishing with a writing session is important”, tell us Robert Harrison from myassignmentwriting.com.au.

“You would be surprised at how much good work can be compromised with mistakes. Always take time for proofreading if you wish to maintain a positive reputation. Once you see a mistake, you will consciously stop yourself from repeating it.”

  1. Have an expert and a layman read your work

No writer in the world is able to be objective towards his own work. Even if you have one person for judging your work, it’s still not enough. Have someone that is an expert in your niche read your work and then give it to someone who is a novice.

They will both give insightful and useful advice for you to apply. Cross-referencing comments from both people will give you an idea about which tone you have to take on.

  1. Templates can save hours of your time

In leadership writing, there are many cases where you have a period of similar tasks. Even if you memorize every single detail, writing the same thing over and over can be annoying.

To reduce stress and time wasted, save every file and use them as templates. A few simple replacements can sometimes be enough. Use cloud storage to prevent any of your data becoming destroyed or compromised.

  1. Be professional, but human

Integrity and professionalism are important in writing. Not just as qualities of the brand, but as qualities of a human.

Therefore, you have to draw a line where professional becomes too professional. Infuse a bit of informality into your writing. It can engage readers very effectively.

Concluding thoughts

Stay up to date with current trends and be persistent. Leadership writing is all about using your experiences in the best way possible. Think about what your best skills are and use them the best way you can. This will help you improve those undeveloped skills even faster.

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Author: Alexandra Reay

Alexandra Reay has been working as a journalist and editor in one of the finest Melbourne publishing agencies for 3 years. She is also a professional content writer who prefers to do research on the following topics - self-improvement, technology innovations, global education development ets. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ReayAlexandra).

15 thoughts on “6 Important Tips for Leadership Writers

  1. Scotty Bush

    The list provided here by Ms Reay is more valuable than most of us would think, at first. It’s too easy often to see a list and just put it into the back of our minds for future reference. But for us today, these recommendations she provides can be applied far outside the realm of writing. For example, “always have a back up plan in case something goes wrong” applies in everything everyone does day in and day out.

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    1. Max Foster

      Spot on comment, Scotty. You beat me to this point. Alexandra has made a list that goes beyond writing.

      Reply
  2. Maureen S. Sullivan

    Alexandra, I see you’re from Melbourne. Great place to live and work. Best wishes to you in the down under.

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  3. Willie Shrumburger

    Another great article, Alexandra. Keep up the good works by pointing out how leaders can do a better job.

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    1. Eric Coda

      Yes, she has made some fine points. We should all, leader or not, pay close attention to this list.

      Reply
  4. Janna Faulkner

    Writing is a crucial part of the communication process that leaders must develop if they plan on being better leaders. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  5. Darryl Sitterly

    Great list overall and I think you’ve hit all the major tools when anyone, including leaders, should have in their backpocket to use when writing. Thanks, Alexandra.

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    1. Alexandra Reay Post author

      I`m very glad that so many people have a pleasant from reading these articles)

      Reply
  6. Army Captain

    “Be professional but human.” I liked this one on your list the best. The idea that leaders must write is something often overlooked. Thanks for bringing it to the forefornt. 🙂

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    1. Len Jakosky

      I liked this one best too. Good to see you on this morning, Army Captain.

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    2. Alexandra Reay Post author

      Unfortunately, sometimes there are some people who forgot it for a while. That`s why we should always remember this.

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    1. Alexandra Reay Post author

      Thank you for your time you`ve kindly devoted to reading it)

      Reply

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