Category Archives: Grammar

“So” what?

The word “so” can undermine your credibility when you speak. Continue reading

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Sound Advice from George Orwell

Seth Godin recently wrote a post on good writing habits. He says that the reason business writing is so bad is that people are either afraid to say what they mean, because they might be criticized, or afraid to be misunderstood … Continue reading

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When a Wordsmith is Passionate

Taylor Mali is a rare find. He is an American slam poet, humorist, teacher and voiceover artist. He is also an extremely passionate public speaker. For those who have the pleasure of introducing him at a speaking event, but do not have the time … Continue reading

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Ten Common Spelling Mistakes That Haunt Presentations

If you have a blog or are interested in starting one, you should definitely spend some time over at ProBlogger.com. It is one of the leading sites on blogging and is produced by a great guy in Melbourne, Australia named … Continue reading

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Grammar: Cause and “Effect”

This post is part of a series on grammar and vocabulary.  From time to time, I will post short articles highlighting some of the common mistakes that I have seen on presentation slides, and how to avoid them. Today we … Continue reading

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Grammar: Some Good “Advice”

One of the surest ways to lose credibility with your audience is to pepper your PowerPoint slides with spelling and grammatical mistakes. I am constantly amazed by presentations with such shortcomings, especially ones by native English speakers.  If your own … Continue reading

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