This post is part of the 📖 Everybody Writes series.
Today I am reading final section of the book Everybody Writes written by Author Ann Handley.
Tomorrow, I will be reading a brand new book. I am not sure which book but I have a few couple in mind. Look out for tomorrow’s article.
Writing Annual Reports
Even if you are not required, you might consider writing an annual wrap-up because annual reports provide with an opportunity to tell your brand’s story.
Everybody loves a great story so try not to produce an annual report that is a dry document with nothing more than plain text and financial data. No one wants to read that sort of annual report.
Your report should feature real people, real situations, genuine emotions and facts.
It should show, not tell.
Consider to include basics like:
Who did we grow to become in the past year? What changed? What didn’t?
How have we evolved since our founding?
What have been our biggest successes and our crushing failures?
What’s commonplace to us that might be interesting to others?
In this section, there are plenty of examples of different companies annual reports.
In this final chapter of this book, the author provided the content tools to help you produce your best work.
This section divided into 9 subsections with the tools and resources.
- Research and Knowledge Management Tools
- Writing Tools
- Productivity tools
- Editing Tools
- A few Great Style Guides
- Non-Text Writing Tools
- Blog Idea Generators
- Google Authorship
- Image Sources (Or, Stock That Doesn’t Stink)
- Roll Your Own Images
It is not ethical to list down all the tools here. Please consider purchasing the book to go through the section. I would highly recommend you to buy this book and keep it very close to your desk to refer time and time again.
The book ended with the following quote.
“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” — E. B. White
Done is better than perfect.
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Annual reports give your audience a way to connect with you and travel along with you as you mark your milestones.*
Today, after reading 35 days in a row, I finished the book Everybody Writes by Ann Handley. Coincidentally I read two months in a row, i.e. 60 days without skipping. I finished two books.
Author(s): Ann Handley
Part 35 of 35 in the 📖 Everybody Writes book series.