Monthly Archives: October 2010

What were they thinking? Some notes on word use

Pet Peeves With Words By Featured Speaker Ric Morgan No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately. – Michel de Montaigne It’s a miracle that anyone can learn American English. The language is … Continue reading

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Can verbal ticks affect public opinion?

Well, um, apparently they can. Fast Company wrote a biting critique of a recent presentation that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg did about some new features added to the popular social networking site. Check this out: Zuckerberg’s Language Analyzed: Really, Um, Interesting … Continue reading

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Why Bother Improving Public Speaking Skills?

Working on your public speaking skills can affect more than just your ability to speak to groups of people. Improving your public speaking skills can raise your self-worth and confidence. In Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, realizing your self-worth ranks … Continue reading

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