The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 1/9/15

Jan 9, 2015 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on taking notes and content marketing tips.

From Drake Baer: Cornell: Perfect Way To Take Notes

“Business Insider recently discovered that we’ve been taking notes wrong for decades. MIT gradHooman Katirai revealed that the standard method for notetaking — listen to what someone says, write down what you want to remember — is not the best way. We present the Cornell Notetaking System.”

Wally’s Comment: I don’t remember ever being taught how to take notes. Over time I’ve developed ways that work for me, but it would have been helpful to have something to start from besides ignorance.

From Cari Bennette: 17 Ideas on How to Do Clever Content Marketing

“You know, you don’t have to create original content every time you sit down to write.”

Wally’s Comment: I always pick up and idea or two when I read a list like this.

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence