September 10, 2013
by Angela
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Tuesday’s Tip: Practice, Practice, Practice

I’ve posted before about my struggles with public speaking.  Last semester, I started looking for resources to help me improve my oral communication skills and reduce the anxiety that makes my voice crack and my hands shake when I give … Continue reading

April 9, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Extraneous

This week’s “Word of the Week” is extraneous.  According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, extraneous is an adjective that means “not forming a vital part” or “irrelevant.”  Extraneous can also mean “not having to do with the matter at hand” (The … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Cogent

This week’s “Word of the Week” is cogent.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, cogent is an adjective that means “convincing” or “believable.”  Additionally, The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus defines cogent as “having the power to persuade” and as synonymous with “compelling,” “conclusive,” … Continue reading

October 24, 2012
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Linked: 5 Words That Make You Sound Stupid

Via Dictionary.com, Mariam Jehangir calls attention to some crutch words you should avoid that “detract from your main message and don’t add useful meaning to your statement.” Unlike my earlier take on really, this article emphasizes that these words ought … Continue reading