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Managing Audience Perception

Communication is a process in which the sender encodes a message through a selected channel (verbally, non-verbally, and written) and the receiver decodes the message aft...

I, I, I, Me, Me, Me – Oh My, My, My!

"ME first! ME first!" "The most important person in the whole wide world is ME." Improving Communications goes against Pop Culture, which has polluted thinking with these...

Everyone IS / Everyone ARE

Indefinite Pronouns Indefinite pronouns replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace These are words that begin with any-, every-, no-, or some-and end wit...

Who or Whom?

The subject is who or what the sentence is about.  The trip to the office usually takes about an hour. The predicate is what the subject is or does. The trip to the ...

What Is Effective Business Writing? Does It Impact Me?

People use the term "Business Writing." Is there really such a thing? Isn't it just writing? Yes, there is such a thing, and we even have a Business Writing class....

Clear or Unclear Pronoun Usage (Especially when writing.)

We all use them!   (Pronouns, that is.) They are a way to shorten a sentence yet still get the point across. Pronouns refer to other words (called "antece...

Grammar Costs: The Price of (Un)Clear Communications

Grammar Costs Time and MONEY Some experts estimate that the US economy wastes $75 billion annually because of poor English skills. Others say that 80 percent of corporate...

Clear or Confusing Writing

CHALLENGE - Choose the correct pronoun: "Someone left (her/his or their) laptop in the Board Room." It's easy to make an error with pronoun agreement. In the Challe...