The best question you can ask …

… is not WHAT to say, but WHY say it.

I just ran a corporate workshop for a government client and they told me that their Departmental management tended to view successful communication in this way: ‘we published it’.  The whole strategy seemed to be about publishing rather than communicating.

When it comes to the web, there is so much you can say.  Some companies take this approach – their web site is full of information about every little detail about their product, their service, their history, their company, their CEO, their board, their cleaning staff …

But a great web site – and particularly an effective one – is one that asks the question WHY this information is on the web site in the first place.  The best question you can ask as a writer is WHY ARE WE SAYING THIS AT ALL?  A simple question like this will help you write good quality, engaging material for your audience.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s