We want to impress, so we say “utilize” instead of “use” or “orientate” instead of “orient.” We mispronounce, so we say, “nuke-u-lar” instead of “nuclear.” We make up a word, such as “notary republic,” instead of “notary public.”
These nuances can be charming, irritating or, if we are fortunate, unnoticeable. But they can be costly in our careers and our businesses. What are your words costing you? A customer? Respect in the workplace? Credibility? A promotion? An opportunity to give a presentation to key clients? A job offer? –via Words you choose can speak volumes
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Dear readers: Please stop calling us ‘the media.’ There is no such thing.
After a successful piano recital.
Choose wisely... you have the power to turn this wrap into a sandwich or a candy bar... or...