Sunday, September 18, 2022


I am quite fascinated by the concept of 'Digital Body Language' that Erica Dhawan introduces in her book by the same name.

The premise of this book is that humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication now happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible. The new signals and cues like how an email is written, liking a post, using emoji, responding promptly etc. have replaced traditional body language

In summary, digital body language is so incredibly relevant now, something that cannot be ignored. Of many ingredients that constitutes digital body language, the writing skills have particularly become quite important in the digital work era.

Like building any muscle, one must constantly hone writing skills to positively augment one's digital body language. How does one nurture writing skills ?

There is a plethora of advice/books available on this subject but i quite liked the ideas shared by Shreyas Doshi in his twitter thread

For clear writing, answer these questions

- What am I really trying To say ?

- Why should people care ?

- What is the most important point ?

- What Is the easiest way to understand the most important point ?

- How do I want the reader to feel ?

- What should the reader do next ?

For better retention and comprehension, sharing my sketch summary here.

What are the writing tips that have worked well for you ?

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