“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY”

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How to Express Condolence When a loved one or close friend passes, we reflect on the life of the deceased. Even if the person who died isn’t close to us but merely a friend, associate, or acquaintance, we contemplate life in relation ...

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Exhibiting Remarkable Decorum

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In their book, 50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis simply writes in chapter 27 (Walking in Front of Other People): “If other people must move down the row where a gentleman is seated, he makes it ...

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Executive Presence

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You’ve seen those who have a particular form about themselves; the way they dress, their attire is immaculate and perfect for their body type. They display a style of their own; consisting of confidence with a sense of where they ...

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Full Text of The Gettysburg Address

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I typed the address from Facsimile of the Final Revision published in Autograph Leaves of Our Country’s Authors, 1864. Grammar and punctuation is in accordance to Lincoln’s time period. ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE DEDICATION ...

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Brief History of the Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address delivered by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, is one of the most famous speeches in American history. The occasion was the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in honor ...

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Relationship Marketing is an Investment

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In business, relationship marketing is a process within the sphere of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The focus is long-term, including customer acquisition; development, service, and maintenance. Sustaining these activities ...

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Conclude Your Speech With Impact

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The conclusion of a speech should be upbeat, robust, inspirational, and powerful. Often, an otherwise outstanding presentation becomes ineffective because of a weak or lackadaisical ending. As a speaker, making a lasting and positive ...

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Elements of Business Etiquette

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Manners and etiquette are vital for securing new business and maintaining established clients/customers. Mannerable behaviors are an indication of professionalism. Possessing them will take you toward a rewarding career and invaluable ...

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Commencement

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It’s that time of year, students of higher education are engaging in final exams and for those graduating in May and August, and the load is particularly heavy. We’re in the spring and summer commencement season; a season ...

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Obscure and Elaborate Words

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Are you yearning to replace a few plain ole everyday words in your prepared speech or presentation?  Here’s a list of 10 obscure yet elaborate words, with definitions, that will enhance your value as a speaker; even in ...

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