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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How to Be a Great Guest Lecturer

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There may come a time when you are asked to be a guest lecturer at a university or college. Guest lectureships can be short-term (one day, two weeks); and long-term one month, up to twelve months). Here are admonishments for lecturing ...

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The MANY OCCASIONS for PUBLIC SPEAKING

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What are the different kinds of events which call for one or more public speakers? What are the types of speeches delivered at these events? In this article, I list special occasions (not all-inclusive) and a short explanation of ...

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Why Hire a Speechwriter?

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There are distinct and straightforward reasons for retaining a professional to craft words on your behalf. First and foremost, you will save time and effort. Writing a speech can be a chore for you, and the process can eat up a lot of ...

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Job Interview Advice

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Your application for the job you’ve been eyeing is accepted. The phone interview(s) went well.  Now, it’s time for the in-person interview; and you don’t want to blow it!  Here are suggestions for ...

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Public Speaking Outdoors

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Speaking outdoors is different and more challenging than delivering a speech indoors.  You need to be mentally ready for weather conditions and the variables in those circumstances.  It’s best to think about not only ...

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Holiday Toasting Tips

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In homes and companies around the world, seasonal festivities are gearing up.  Dinners and holiday parties will take place through the end of December; concluding with the New Year eve bash.  You’re asked to make a holiday ...

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Student Oral Presentation Review

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Frequently I am asked to evaluate university students’ presentation or speech delivery in preparation for the appointed oration day. It is my pleasure to take students through the paces; analyze, advise, and rate the student’s ...

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