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.
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...
Bad news sells and good news doesn’t? Let’s change that! In the past year or more, it seems as though the U.S. press has been showing us news that is almost always about the negative events going on in this...
Modern-day life can be complicated, with many families having more than one mom or dad, step cousins/step siblings – either through marriage/divorce/ death or other circumstances. And when it comes to celebrations, family members who haven’t seen each other...
Years ago, I remember talking with a friend (Sheila Oliver — WP With Sheila) who was (and still is) deep into technology, creating web sites. I admired her ability to keep up with it, because technology moves so quickly,...
A few months ago, Dennis Pitocco approached me, asking if I’d like to place some of my articles on his site, BIZCATALYST 360°. I had heard of Dennis – who hadn’t? – but I was surprised and pleased to be...
So, you’re off to another networking event. You read my first article (below) on this, and you feel empowered. You’re strong. You’re going to rock the event! https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/networking-success-tips-secret-1/ When you arrive, you sign in, and if you pre-registered, perhaps you get...
Most of us can use verbs in the present tense – the tense that lets a listener or a reader know it’s about the NOW, not the future or the past. For some reason, though, there are a few...

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