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8 Awesome Reasons Your Business Needs a Virtual Phone System

In today’s fast-paced business world, staying connected with customers and clients makes for a successful organization. A virtual phone system offers a cost-effective and reliable solution for small businesses and entrepreneurs to manage their calls and stay connected with their customers. Continue reading “8 Awesome Reasons Your Business Needs a Virtual Phone System”

Why Grammar Is Important When Writing

When you write, do you always know what you want to say? Maybe not. But whatever it is that you want to convey with your writing, grammar is the key. If you don’t use correct grammar and syntax, then it can be really hard for someone else to understand what you’re trying to communicate. So why is grammar so important when writing? We’ve got six good reasons why.

Good writing is clear writing.

Writing is communication. It is meant to be read. If your readers don’t understand what you’re writing, then you’ve lost them. They may not think your writing is great, but they’ll definitely understand it. If you want your writing to be clear and easy for people to read, then you have to use correct grammar and syntax. You should also use correct punctuation and paragraphing. When you make these small yet important changes, your writing will be clear and easy to understand.

Grammar helps you communicate effectively.

You must practice and learn how to write well no matter what you are writing. English is used to communicate with others. When you write, you are learning how to communicate with others more effectively. Your ability to communicate is critical. You can convey your thoughts, feelings, and ideas to others by using language. You can also learn how to communicate more effectively by getting better at grammar. Persuading others to your viewpoint and getting others to understand your thoughts and emotions are two important aspects of communication.

Spelling and grammar are important parts of your writing.

Spelling errors can cause misunderstandings, and grammatical mistakes are often easily corrected. One common mistake is to run sentences together, which can make it hard to understand what you are reading. When writing content, you want to make sure you cover all the main points. If your writing is vague or unclear, it will not be easy for your reader to understand what you are saying. Don’t assume that the reader knows exactly what you mean.

Be precise and clear in your writing.

Be careful about whether or not you are using correct grammar and spelling when writing your content. A poorly written sentence could cause the reader to misunderstand or be distracted by a typo or misspelling. Grammar and spelling errors can also make it difficult for the reader to understand your meaning, especially if they are confusing words with similar-looking words that have different meanings.

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Good grammar helps you sound educated and skilled.

Grammar and syntax are not just for the purpose of being “correct.” You should use correct grammar and syntax when writing for a specific reason. When you learn correct grammar, you learn how to string words together correctly. For example, you learn how to use the apostrophe correctly. You learn how to use proper nouns correctly, how to use pronouns correctly, and how to use verbs correctly. All of these skills help you sound educated and skilled. You also learn how to strategically place words in a sentence.

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Grammar shows you care about your readers and your craft.

The final reason to use correct grammar is that it shows you care about your readers and your craft. It shows readers that you are taking the time to write clearly. It shows them that you care enough to use effective words and that you respect their time. It takes a little extra time to learn and use correct grammar, but it shows readers that you respect them and your craft.

Bottom line

When you write, do you always know what you want to say? Maybe not. But whatever it is that you want to convey with your writing, grammar is the key. If you don’t use correct grammar and syntax, then it can be really hard for someone else to understand what you’re trying to communicate.

So why is grammar so important when writing? We’ve got six good reasons why. Good writing is clear writing. Grammar helps you communicate effectively. Spelling and grammar are important parts of content writing. Good grammar helps you sound educated and skilled and finally, grammar shows you care about your readers and your craft.

Grammar is important when writing. So go now and learn, practice, and never look back. No matter how old you are or how far you have come, never be afraid to write. Writing is a communication tool and one of the most important ones you have. If you struggle with grammar, you know how important it is to work on these skills.

Through writing, you can dig into your past, look at your future, and explore your fears. You can also learn to let go of those fears, explore new topics, and experience joy when you are writing.

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What Can You Do to Achieve Business Success

What Can You Do to Achieve Business Success

Today is a new day; what can you do to achieve business success? Whether it be the beginning of a new year is really irrelevant because you can put into motion the 3 Cs on any day. All it takes is putting these 3 things into action. Continue reading “What Can You Do to Achieve Business Success”

YOU Are the Reason We Missed Your Deadline

YOU Are the Reason We Missed Your Deadline

I am your virtual assistant but you are the reason we missed your deadline. Why you might ask? Read on to see the top three reasons we didn’t meet that all important end date.

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You did not open the email I sent you

I know your time is important. I also know that your deadlines are critical to you. Therefore, if I send you an email, it’s because it’s important. I need information in order to finish the project I am working on for you.

Okay. Maybe I’m being a little harsh on you. I mean you are busy. I understand that. But, remember when I reminded you on the phone the other day that I needed those Q1 stats in order to include them in the presentation you needed to have done (OMG, that was four days ago!)? You said you would get them to me by end of that day. Ummm, I’m still waiting – and your deadline is over. Then, come to find out, you failed to do the second reason for why we missed your deadline.

You didn’t READ the email

Oh, you did open the email? I stand corrected. However, did you READ that email? Or did you think to yourself, “Oh, I don’t have time right now. I’ll read it later.” While I know your time is precious and you don’t always have the time to handle my email right away, especially with the amount of email you receive, there are multiple ways depending on the email provider you use to flag my email so you can handle it right away when you get to your email again later in the day. It goes without saying that you should read carefully so that you make sure that you answer all issues or concerns in my email – or any email, for that matter.

This leads up to the third reason I did not meet your deadline.

You didn’t follow up!

Maybe you put the email in your drafts thinking that you would read it over to make sure you had everything in the email that you wanted me to include. However, if you don’t use your mouse to left click on Send, then I’m not going to get the information I need in time. As you can see, it’s a harsh consequence when I don’t get what I need. Now your boss is mad at you because the project was for one of our major clients that our company was trying to impress. It doesn’t leave a good impression when we fail to meet our obligations. Don’t fall into that trap!

We Missed Your Deadline!

I am your virtual assistant. Help me help you by getting me the information I ask for in plenty of time so we both can meet that upcoming deadline – the earlier the better. Then we both look good 😉

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Pam Lokker is a master writer and a virtual assistant professional. Borlok Virtual Assistants is the place to get global expert VA services with quality and on-time delivery.

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Provide a Comprehensive Customer Service Experience For Your Client

Provide a Comprehensive Customer Service Experience For Your Client

The mainstay of any virtual assistance business is your clients, wouldn’t you agree? If that’s the case, why don’t more of us provide excellent customer service? Without customers, you can’t sell product and /or provide services; therefore you can’t make a profit. So let’s give them the customer service they deserve.

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