Natalie Canavor

Business communication: author, writer, teacher, presenter

Amazon reviews

“Is this book useful?
Let me count the overall impression is one of sitting down with a knowledgeable friend for a cup of coffee and a good chat about something I sort of know how to do but want to do better. ”--J. Norland

A Swiss army knife for the business day
"There are lots of books and other resources that claim to teach you how to write well. But this book actually helps with the kind of writing I do every day - emails, memos, presentations."–Abenz

“Practical advice for any business writer.
Whether you're starting your career, revising your résumé, or assuming command of a new division, this book can improve your writing and the impression it makes on your clients, your colleagues, and your superiors.”—Seasoned Writer

“Not just for ‘dummies’
This is a book to support not only better writing but to help those in business advance their career by effective writing.”—Stephen Welch

“Essential for Effective Business Communication
Immense practical value with tips, tricks and pointers that have immediate use. I imagine the average reader would ardently consume much of its contents ...and discover more and more hidden nuggets that can be implemented straight away.”—Mark Clayson

“Writing: Why It’s Not for Dummies
... full of ideas and recommendations on ways to do things, and how to do them easier … This book is a must for those who are beginning to work in a global atmosphere.”—Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub,

“Comprehensive, Incredibly Useful
Triggered many ideas about how to use the spoken word more effectively…this is a book that professionals in many fields should definitely read and keep handy for reference.”—Susan H. Dowell, Mental Health Clinician

Business Writing for Dummies Edition 2

New and completely updated for 2017!
The complete guide and resource for contemporary business writing

“Is this book useful? Let me count the ways...
The overall impression I have is one of sitting down with a knowledgeable friend
for a cup of coffee and a good chat about something I sort of know how to do
but want to do better. ”--J. Norland

This book doesn't tell you what to do—it shows you.
Use it to build your skills in a natural, progressive way—or draw on it whenever you need to field a tough writing challenge, produce a persuasive document, achieve an important goal or compete for an opportunity.

Business Writing for Dummies is grounded in common-sense principles with a touch of psychology.
With minimal reference to grammar, it demonstrates how to achieve the results you want when you write for today's audiences. You learn practical techniques for framing successful messages in every medium from email and letters to proposals, resumes, and reports. Networking messages, elevator speeches, presentations, websites. Blogs, marketing materials and social media.

Discover how to:
  • Figure out what to say in every situation
  • Understand your readers and align with their concerns
  • Self edit for clarity and impact
  • Use written, spoken and digital media strategically
  • Use under-the-radar opportunities to showcase your value
  • Troubleshoot and sharpen your own writing––without grammar rules
  • Script yourself: for an elevator speech, presentation, video, opportunity or confrontation
  • Identify and express your own special and unique value
  • Use Use the techniques of journalism, storytelling and public relations
  • Monitor your own writing success and use simple tools for continuous improvement

It’s all totally practical and ready-to-use:
Ideas, tips and techniques for writing better,
AND for advancing your career, persuading others to your viewpoint,
fostering your people networks, enhancing your professional image and much more.

Published by John Wiley
5-star rated by 21 out of 23 and Amazon UK reviewers

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