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Quality Writing Powerpoint Training - Terri Heard

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Quality Writing Powerpoint Training - Terri Heard

  1. 1. Use the RIGHT Writing Strategies To increase your speed without sacrificing quality
  2. 2. Managing • Time – never enough • Quality – can’t be perfect • Information - incomplete, inaccurate, inconsistent from one source to another • Emotions - • frustration - goals seem impossible • confusion, standards keep changing • apathy - I don’t get a byline, I’m not listed as a media contact so why does it all matter? • Absurdity - clients are insane, sales reps are hit and miss on their product knowledge, production demands keep changing, it all rolls downhill on you © hibu plc 2012 2
  3. 3. Opportunity! • Time – you’re developing speed, a key skill • Quality – you’re developing quality, a key trait • Information – you’re developing product and service knowledge across a wide array of fields and it’s a big company; you’re building knowledge that could help you work in another department • Emotions - That’s what Grooveshark is for! Or Pandora!  • Absurdity - $2 beers at Fox and Hound every Tuesday!!! © hibu plc 2012 3
  4. 4. Options  Quality Management = Develop a personal strategy for how you’ll attack each type of site  Not just spelling and grammar but word choice  Choose vivid, enticing words as much as possible  KEY: Think of a scenario in advance – this should activate the right words in your brain so that you don’t have to THINK as much or as hard © hibu plc 2012 4
  5. 5. Scenario Examples Marine engineers scenario: rescue operation / into the depths © hibu plc 2012 5
  6. 6. Atlantic Engineering Keep your project afloat © hibu plc 2012 6
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  8. 8. Mill Creek Manor Following scenario all the way through © hibu plc 2012 8
  9. 9. Mill Creek Manor Menu Page This just develops the theme further © hibu plc 2012 9
  10. 10. And still more… Vivid imagery – “sharpen your sweet tooth” © hibu plc 2012 10
  11. 11. D M Campsey Seed & Feed Alliteration and Rhyme also help = “one-stop shop” and “seed and feed needs” © hibu plc 2012 11
  12. 12. Word Choice matters © hibu plc 2012 12
  13. 13. Information Management • Use QAF 644 for complex, sensitive or content-poor subjects • You can find it at this link at the bottom: • Master%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx • Minimize the time you need to think or categorize topics © hibu plc 2012 13
  14. 14. Time Management Attack the site strategically = write the elements that do the heavy lifting FIRST • Page Names • Features/products/services • These should come from the PBC doc • Callouts = come from your benefits • Bullet points = come from your features/products/services = generate your subhead • Hero / Lead = devote most of your time to this These three bolded items write your entire site. © hibu plc 2012 14
  15. 15. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR WORK • Write first. Edit later. • Check spelling and grammar AFTER you’ve written the site. • You can’t write AND edit WELL at the same time. • Each tasks requires different sections of your brain and these sections normally don’t work well together. • A good hint from Quality Review was read the copy backward if you have to in order to trick your brain into reading it afresh. • Check spelling and grammar BEFORE you proof • Why? Time will have passed between when you wrote it and when you got it back. • Hopefully the copy will seem fresher to you. © hibu plc 2012 15