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Write Like an Amazonian

Saw this via Twitter:

Really good reminders!

Very useful for a ton of different types of writing! Including writing pitch decks, emails, notes to venture capitalists or even the way that you communicate in your 1-on-1’s or team meetings — writing clearly and concisely is really, really hard and takes a lot of practice. Applying these conventions could level-up your communication.

Use less than 30 words per sentence:

  • Due to the fact that 👉🏻 because
  • Totally lacked the ability to 👉🏻 could not

Replace adjectives with data:

  • We made the performance much faster 👉🏻 We reduced server side latency from 10ms to 1ms

Eliminate weasel words:

  • Nearly all customers 👉🏻 87% of Prime members
  • Significantly better 👉🏻 25% basis points

Does your writing pass the “so what” test?

  • It better!

If you get a question, reply with one of the four Amazon answers:

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. A Number
  4. I don’t know and will follow up when I do

Mhmmm.

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    Great advice - i will bookmark it

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    Great advice. The first four are straight from Resume Writing 101!

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      some really good stuff.

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    That's great content :) I will keep them in mind while writing.
    Alternatively, my advice is:
    Read Ann Handley's Book: Everybody writes, your how-to guide to write ridiculously good content.
    Otherwise, tool-wise, I recommend:

    Hope it helps ;)

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      Thanks for the list! I hadn't come across some of these before!

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        That's good to know it will be useful :)
        I have other for plagiarism and headline generation. Just let me know if it's useful for you!

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        👋🏻 — hey daisy!

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      Nice resource Ann Handley's is a great book I will bookmark the resources

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      appreciate this!

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    This comment was deleted a year ago.

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      .... um... spam?

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