- Morden Communications is a boutique corporate communication consulting and writing service. Our job is to find the right words to capture our clients’ ideas and send them winging to their audiences, with clarity, precision, and impact. We’ve worked in every medium, for a range of public and private sector organizations. We’ve received many communication and writing awards. Our main focus is in the healthcare and education sectors, and we have special expertise in fund development and advancement communications.
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Author Archives: Pat_Morden
There’s a sign in front of a pizza restaurant in my small town that infuriates me every time I drive by. It reads: “Mother’s Day: Mom’s get free dessert.” Okay, don’t even get me started about Mother’s Day. I think … Continue reading
If you follow this blog, you’re used to me carping about common errors in grammar and awkward, wordy, unclear writing. I often sound like a bitter and hyper-critical wannabe writer, which pretty much covers it. But the fact is, when … Continue reading
Okay, confession time: I’m not a fan of the word “however.” What do I have against the unoffending three-syllable word, you ask? Well, it’s three syllables, for one thing. But mostly it’s because I prefer the alternative “but.” I like … Continue reading
Earlier this week I was working with a client developing a set of key messages, and it got me thinking. A key is usually used to open something, right? Yet the “key messages” developed by corporate communicators often lock up … Continue reading
Bafflegab is a pandemic in the health care industry. Consider the following: “As our population ages and age-related chronic conditions are on the rise, the right things are happening in terms of the shift in focus away from acute care … Continue reading
This blog is called “Words, words, words.” But that doesn’t mean that we have no respect for the power of non-verbal communication. In fact, we know that it often has more impact than words alone. I was reminded of … Continue reading
Recently I received an email from a client for whom I was doing some writing. She said that the draft I had prepared had been well received by her client. I wrote back enthusiastically, “Yeah! So glad everything went well … Continue reading
Everyone has their own way of celebrating the holiday season. For Max and me, it’s finding a quiet day or two to sink into a Christmas book. Our living room is equipped with two well-lit and comfortable couches in front of … Continue reading
Over the holidays Max celebrated a special milestone. The highlight of his family birthday party was a song written by his sisters and sung to the tune of “Away in a Manger.” The very clever lyrics included references to mixed … Continue reading