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I recently stumbled on a terrific resource for those interested in improving their abilities in public speaking and presentations–hopefully, that includes most everyone who ever speaks or presents! Nick Morgan has coached many public figures to improve their speaking skills and has published several books, including Give Your Speech, Change the World: How to Move Your Audience to Action.
He also has a terrific blog offering thoughtful tips, reviews of well-known speakers and general encouragement. As the intro to his blog indicates: “His passion is to connect the latest brain research with timeless insights into persuasive speaking and writing in order to further our understanding of how people connect with one another.” Review the list of his many posts here.
What are the characteristics of really great speakers you’ve heard?
Lynn Gaertner-Johnston’s Business Writing Blog is a great resource for workplace writing issues. This recent post caught our attention as one that sums up some rules for something that writers often run into trouble with: which words get capitalized in titles? Lynn sums it up in four easy rules. She even clarified one point that has often confused me–why do some prepositions get capitalized and some don’t? Answer: you decide based on the word’s length. Visit her post to learn more.