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Howard Wand  My personal thanks to the many who contacted me directly via our personal contact form.  Your thoughts were informative and appreciated. Wishing each of you the best of success for 2018.

Self-Serving Newsletters and Interviews:

Many of us receive Newsletters from legislators and others.  Or, we read articles that seem more focused on the writer than the reader. Have you noticed how self-serving they are with phrases like:  “I believe, I think, I support”, and other “I” references?  You hear the same poor phrases during television or radio interviews.

If you are writing the Newsletters, email, or expressing a thought,  it is obviously what you “believe, think, support, etc.” Unless you are quoting someone else, we accept that these are your views and we don’t need to be reminded every sentence.  These phrases are an indication that the writer/speaker feels more important than the reader.  That is never a good way to encourage others to believe in you, and what you are trying to convey. Try to “show” when you write rather than “tell”.  You want the reader to believe the content is for and about them, and therefore warrants their attention.

Here are reasons to avoid frequently using “I’ in your articles.

  1. It focuses on the writer instead of the reader
  2. The article becomes too self-centered.
  3. The reader or viewer clearly understands that it is you, the person saying or writing the article, who “thinks”, “believes,” or “assumes.”
  4. Readers cringe each time they read or hear another “I.”
  5. Your readers/viewers want to read or hear things that are helpful to them
  6. It makes you appear immature and to lack self-confidence.

What are your thoughts, and writing habits?

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18 Responses to Blog & Articles

  1. Thomas says:

    Planning is everything and more is needed.

  2. Howard:

    You captured setting our life goals and desires perfectly. Thank you for the list!

  3. Ricky says:

    Children today are more self centered and wondering what they will get rather than what they will give.

  4. Chris Petrone says:

    Howard -good solid stuff- created a mindful of “awareness”- reminds me a little of Golf- when things seem to be going wrong sometimes it means going back to basics- grip/swing/slow speed- the first “muscle memory/ habits- if you will that got me back on track!

  5. Robt Wilson says:

    Thanks for a great article. Very informative.

  6. Greta says:

    Hi, letting you know that I enjoy your articles and a great website. Have a great day,

  7. Louis says:

    Keep doing a fine job.. Learning a lot and appreciate yr info..

  8. Chester says:

    Like your articles and look forward to your next book.. Keep up the good work..

  9. Perry says:

    I especially liked your Bus Driver article.. very helpful. and Why do others Succeed is great food for thought for anyone. Good luck to you.

  10. Edward says:

    Hi Howard – I hope this post goes thru as previous one didn’t. Great article on yr blog and enjoy yr articles. Keep it up.

  11. Claudia says:

    Keep rocking… lol.. Your website has a lot of good info. I will contact you directly re songs.

  12. Stephanie Mullins says:

    Thank you for your wonderful insight, Howard. I needed this today…and probably every day. Much love!

  13. Bob Seldon says:

    Very well though out and presented!!!

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