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Plain Language: Can You Draw A Picture Of Your Sentence?
In the quest for clarity, I’ve devised a simple test: Can you draw a picture of it? If you can easily
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Beyond No! Communicating with Toddlers
Communicating with two-year-olds can be frustrating. They’re passionate and stubborn, as likely to bite as to speak. But it doesn’t
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Attractive & Efficient: Is your infographic successful?
An infographic is a magical combination of words and images that together convey information more efficiently than just text. Done well,
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Are You an Interrupting Cow? How to be a better listener, and more popular too
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Interrupting Cow. Interrupting Cow wh– Moo! Are you an interrupting cow? How often do you allow a pause
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Apostrophes, Contractions And Plurals (Oh My)
Apostrophes are running wild. They’re often used incorrectly or absent when needed. Some writers seem to insert them randomly, as
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Activate Your Verbs!
Active verbs make speaking and writing clear, efficient, and more interesting. Active verbs are usually easier to understand, which is important
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7 Swift Steps To Better Communication
Identify your goal—what exactly do you want your audience to know or do? Identify your audience—who are they, what do
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Promising Useful Content: 5-second cheatsheet
No one reads anymore. We scan a website or document, deciding in about 5 seconds if it merits attention. Does Your
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4 Wrong Reasons to Communicate
There’s a great acronym that makes me look smart and wise. It’s WAIT, and stands for Why Am I Talking? What
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About Me

Hi I’m Lucinda; coach, writer and speaker. I help people communicate effectively and successfully. This means that I can teach you how to communicate well, or do it for you.

I coach clients in speaking, leadership & communication skills. I also offer writing, editing and Plain Language services. When time allows, I write, mostly about communication and leadership. In my spare time I dance, paint, and explore the Pacific Northwest where I live with my family but sadly, no dogs.

You can find me @LucindaAtwood on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.