Susan Rooks

Susan Rooks
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With nearly 25 years’ experience as an international speaker and workshop leader, Susan Rooks is uniquely positioned to help people master the communication skills they need to succeed. Over 20 years ago, Susan formed Grammar Goddess Communication to help business professionals enhance their communication skills. She creates and leads three-hour “Brush Up on Your Skills” workshops in three main areas: American grammar, business writing, and interpersonal skills. As a copyeditor (and editor of nonfiction only), Susan has worked on projects ranging from award-winning children’s books to best-selling business books to corporate annual reports, ensuring that all material is professionally presented and free from grammatical errors.
Bad news sells and good news doesn’t? Let’s change that! Quick! Raise your hand if you’ve never heard of Girl Scouts! I’m looking all around and I don’t see any hands. No surprise there, right? We all know about Girl Scouts –...
Many readers know that I am a columnist with BIZCATALYST 360°, having been invited onto the platform by its founder and editor in chief, Dennis Pitocco. I love being part of the diversity of writers there, so thank you,...
As Mark Deterding wrote in his recent excellent article, Mistakes Happen – 5 Steps to Lift People Up When They Make One, stuff happens. No one is perfect, yet sometimes we compound the problem by putting someone down rather...
This post, written a few years ago and updated, was prompted by a TV ad — yes, really. It was an insurance ad, and although I have no idea of the quality of the company, the ad agency that created...
I just heard myself say again, “Come on, you piece of **** stupid machine. Move faster! I don’t have all day. Grrrrrrrrrr.” Guess what? The computer didn’t move faster. It did what it does: It moved at its own pace,...
What gets your attention when you’re inundated with hundreds – if not thousands – of possible articles to read on social media? Even in magazines or newspapers – the paper kinds – what kinds of things draw YOUR attention? Since...
These verbs are the toughest words in the English language to master, probably because they are so much alike. And the forms sometimes show up in one of the other verbs . . . so how are we to...
Do you attend networking events in the real world? I mean, do you go to places where people are standing around, all hoping to SCORE BIG at the event by picking up a bunch of new clients/customers from those...
We read a lot about personal branding – the topic’s everywhere, seemingly – but rarely have I seen an article that covers this point: Our personal brand is only as good as our actions and words make it on...
I read a couple of posts recently by authors who bemoaned the lack of ideas to write about. They wondered how it’s possible for anyone to write every day or even every week and keep it fresh. While I realize...

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