On Death and Dying

In this world, nothing can be said that is certain, except death and taxes. –Benjamin Franklin I am inspired to write this piece, by a friend...

Why Is Managing Your Reputation Important?

Managing your reputation is more important than ever in this fast-paced world of easily accessed online information. People from all backgrounds and all over...

Teleprompter Survival Guide

Have you ever wondered how and when to use a teleprompter to make an important business presentation? Being a good presenter is a key...

Grammar Matters – What About Subject/Verb Agreement?

One of the earliest grammar lessons we learn in grade school is that a subject and its verb must be the same type, either...

Utilize – The Never Ending Controversy

At 40 years old, I went back to school, which at 40, it was pretty scary to go back so late in life.  I...

How Do You Start Your Writing Day?

What should you do before you start your writing day? I’ve read plenty of advice on topics like this over the years, and I have...

Listening Beyond The Noise

Each day we are faced with a cacophony of stimuli – visual, aural, olfactory – to which we sometimes respond positively, feeling energised and...

Grammar Checkup: Using Quotation Marks in the American Punctuation System

English is a funny language, as so many of us have proven in our writing. And it changes from country to country: Punctuation rules,...

Circling The Wagons For Excellence

Excellence is about fighting and pursuing something diligently, with a strict and determined approach to doing it right. It's okay if there are flaws...

American Grammar Checkup: Using A and An Correctly

In terms of using “a” and “an,” most of us follow the basic rule we learned back in grade school. And we give it...
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