I know it’s been a while, but we’re still here!
And what better way to come back from a break than by focusing on the most important way to improve communication: Keep it simple and direct.
Seriously, communication that is riddled with extra words, unnecessarily complicated language, and indirect thoughts (which seems to be every work email being sent today!) is muddled, boring, and difficult to comprehend.
On the other hand, every communication that is stripped of unnecessary words, simplified, and direct is a pleasure to read and easy to understand.
For more information, please see a writing tip that I wrote for my day job: Plain Language Is Not Boring Language.