Writing with Authority Webinar

Part 1


Your words represent you when you’re not present. Do they project authority and confidence? Or do conversational patterns slip into your writing and either give up your authority or shut down collaboration?

In this two-part video series, Erin Lebacqz and Anne Janzer tackle the delicate, and critical, topic of writing with authority in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

In Authority - Part One, Anne explores the way we think about don't think about our authority when communicating at work:

  • Who are the "Four Horsemen of Hesitation" and how can we pinpoint them in our writing?
  • What is our position relative to those around us, and how does it affect their perception of our words?
  • How does empathy figure into communication from a position of authority?

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Anne Janzer takes the lead in this webinar. Here's what Anne says about working with WordRake to improve her writing:

"Like everyone, I struggle to fit a lot into each day—and sometimes it’s hard to muster excitement for revising a short project. WordRake gives me an extra set of 'eyes,' accelerating the revision process and keeping me honest. It spots issues that I can’t see when I am too close to the writing."

For more practical advice on how you can write with authority, check out Own Your Expertise, Earn Your Authority.

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Anne Janzer 2023 Circle


About Anne Janzer

Anne Janzer is a nonfiction book coach and the author of multiple award-winning books on writing, including The Writer’s Process and Writing to Be Understood. She is fascinated by the science and mystery of writing, and is always searching for clues to better communication. Find her books and blog posts at AnneJanzer.com.

Erin Lebacqz 2023 Circle


About Erin Lebacqz

Erin Lebacqz created the High-Value Writing program to help business writers develop more clarity and confidence in their writing. Her book, High-Value Writing: Real Strategies for Real-World Writing, is based on conversations with thousands of writers around the world, and provides down-to-earth strategies and examples. Erin has been teaching writing for 25 years, both in the United States and internationally.