Proclaim your words with an !

November 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

Exclamation marks rock! How can it be that this impassioned punctuation symbol was not even available on keyboards until the 1970’s? Yikes!

And then there are the writers who use multiple exclamation points to really emphasize the point. If it weren’t for my editor Gail, I’d be tempted to do that too. (However, Gail tends to be a very enthusiastic person, so I bet she is a closet punctuation mark writer, too!)

As an impassioned speaker, I am positive that I even talk in exclamation points, as I am very ardent about my topics. Un huh!

… All this is leading to the importance of knowing your audience. In an influence conversation be sure you know who you’re addressing. Most of the time, I am able to be casual, because my audience tends to mostly be entrepreneurs – the rule breakers of the world. Those crazy radicals! If my audience were academics, my style of writing could alienate them. Scholars are much more stoic.

Today’s action: If you feel yourself wanting to end a sentence with an exclamation point, ask yourself two questions: Is it super important? Is it hugely exciting? Then, if either answer is yes, ask yourself if you really need to use it. Probably not!



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