2006-07-25

Why Writer's Block?

The censoring of blogspot did not do me too good as it put a brake on what was supposedly my liberation from writer’s block.

Why writer’s block?

I am more creative than structured (the word creative is, of course, euphemism for being sloppy in thinking). Now the last thing one can afford in consulting is not to be structured, in almost everything that one does. In the process of picking up the new lessons, I seem to have left my mind confused and my heart constrained.

In addition, in the consulting world, my style of writing qualifies for being bad or lacking in flow and logic. What is needed is business like writing by keeping always in mind the lessons William Strunk, Jr. taught in his legendary, the Elements of Style. In the process of picking up business English, I seem to have lost the touch with my style.

As I get more and more into the consulting world, I will, I hope, discover a new style of thinking and writing, which will let me blog continually and peacefully.

Bw, I really cannot over-emphasize the importance of proficiency in structured thinking & business writing, because in consulting powerpoint and write-ups, which depend heavily on the above two skills, are some of the most important outputs for which one gets appraised.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vijay,

Yesm we do need proficiency in thinking and writing...in consulting world.

Cheers,
Pani

jasmine said...

oh :( i guess then i really wont be a good consultant -i.e if i were to go for it- w/o efficient writing n good command over my eng language? :( .....um now i'm really skeptic if i shld go on to be a consultant....

jasmine said...

Hey

I have heard so much abt the job of a consultant incl ur post like need good communication skills, analytical ability, prep material 4 presentation blah blah n blah but trust me this doenst even give a rough idea as to what the job actually entails or details about. sounds more like a RM position to me.

how abt ur next [post being on "day of a typical consultant"???

jasmine said...

or how about any info links that you cld share for the same??

itheabsolute said...

Pani

Thanks for your comments

Jasmine

What I am talking about are generic skills which are required in all jobs, but in consulting these are your main strengths. i am apprehensive about writing a day in the life of a consultant. i need to spend at least one year before i can write about a typical day.....

thanks for your comments

cheers

2006-07-25

Why Writer's Block?

The censoring of blogspot did not do me too good as it put a brake on what was supposedly my liberation from writer’s block.

Why writer’s block?

I am more creative than structured (the word creative is, of course, euphemism for being sloppy in thinking). Now the last thing one can afford in consulting is not to be structured, in almost everything that one does. In the process of picking up the new lessons, I seem to have left my mind confused and my heart constrained.

In addition, in the consulting world, my style of writing qualifies for being bad or lacking in flow and logic. What is needed is business like writing by keeping always in mind the lessons William Strunk, Jr. taught in his legendary, the Elements of Style. In the process of picking up business English, I seem to have lost the touch with my style.

As I get more and more into the consulting world, I will, I hope, discover a new style of thinking and writing, which will let me blog continually and peacefully.

Bw, I really cannot over-emphasize the importance of proficiency in structured thinking & business writing, because in consulting powerpoint and write-ups, which depend heavily on the above two skills, are some of the most important outputs for which one gets appraised.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vijay,

Yesm we do need proficiency in thinking and writing...in consulting world.

Cheers,
Pani

jasmine said...

oh :( i guess then i really wont be a good consultant -i.e if i were to go for it- w/o efficient writing n good command over my eng language? :( .....um now i'm really skeptic if i shld go on to be a consultant....

jasmine said...

Hey

I have heard so much abt the job of a consultant incl ur post like need good communication skills, analytical ability, prep material 4 presentation blah blah n blah but trust me this doenst even give a rough idea as to what the job actually entails or details about. sounds more like a RM position to me.

how abt ur next [post being on "day of a typical consultant"???

jasmine said...

or how about any info links that you cld share for the same??

itheabsolute said...

Pani

Thanks for your comments

Jasmine

What I am talking about are generic skills which are required in all jobs, but in consulting these are your main strengths. i am apprehensive about writing a day in the life of a consultant. i need to spend at least one year before i can write about a typical day.....

thanks for your comments

cheers