Amazon employees don’t use Powerpoint in presentations. Instead, they are asked to come to each meeting they lead with a prepared six-page memo about the upcoming topic. The reason? In Jeff Bezos’s words, “Full sentences are harder to write. They have verbs. The paragraphs have topic sentences. There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not have clear thinking.” Writing is a critical skill to have as part of your communication toolbox.