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Power Words - 189 Words That Convert. What Happens to Our Brains When We Have Stage Fright: The Science of Public Speaking - This is a guestpost by Mikael Cho, the co-founder of ooomf.

What Happens to Our Brains When We Have Stage Fright: The Science of Public Speaking -

More about Mikael at the bottom of the article. Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or fifty, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience for most of us. Before co-founding my startup, I had a huge fear of speaking in public. The reality is, if you’re planning on presenting pretty much anything in your life (which you most likely will), you’ll need to be able to effectively communicate your ideas in front of at least a few people. To get over my fear of public speaking, I realized a good place to start would be to understand why I was getting stage fright in the first place. I thought it would be interesting to share with you my research for how I learned to overcome my fear of public speaking in the last year while founding a company. What is stage fright really As humans, we’re hardwired to worry about our reputation above almost all things. What happens in our brain 1. 2. 3. 1. Using Appropriate Language.

Summary: This handout will cover some of the major issues with appropriate language use: levels of language formality, deceitful language and euphemisms, slang and idiomatic expressions; using group-specific jargon; and biased/stereotypical language.

Using Appropriate Language

Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2012-06-04 02:19:59 When writing, it is very important to use language that fits your audience and matches purpose. Inappropriate language uses can damage your credibility, undermine your argument, or alienate your audience. This handout will cover some of the major issues with appropriate language use: levels of language formality, deceitful language and Euphemisms, slang and idiomatic expressions; using group-specific jargon; and biased/stereotypical language. The following is a short overview of the different aspects of using appropriate language. Levels of Formality: Writing in a style that your audience expects and that fits your purpose is key to successful writing.

Email Etiquette. Summary: Although instant and text/SMS messaging is beginning to supplant email for some groups' primary means of Internet communication, effective and appropriate email etiquette is still important.

Email Etiquette

This resource will help you to become an effective writer and reader/manager of email. Contributors:Karl Stolley, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2010-04-17 05:41:30 How do I compose an email to someone I don't know? There are a few important points to remember when composing email, particularly when the email's recipient is a superior and/or someone who does not know you. Be sure to include a meaningful subject line; this helps clarify what your message is about and may also help the recipient prioritize reading your emailJust like a written letter, be sure to open your email with a greeting like Dear Dr.

How to Write a Business Email. Business emails are generally less formal than business letters.

How to Write a Business Email

Business emails written to colleagues are generally direct and ask for specific actions to be taken. It's important to keep your business emails short, as the easier it is to reply to an email the more likely it is that a business contact will reply quickly. Here are both formal and informal email examples, as well as important points to remember when writing business emails in English. Example 1: Formal Hello, I read on your web site that you offer Music CD copying for large quantities of CDs. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Jack Finley Sales Manager, Young Talent Inc. (709) 567 - 3498 Example 2: Informal At 16.22 01/07/2002 +0000, you wrote: > I hear you're working on the Smith account. Hi Tom, Listen, we've been working on the Smith account and I was wondering if you could give me a hand?

Thanks Peter Peter Thompsen Account Manager, Tri-State Accounting (698) 345 - 7843. How to Write a Formal Email: 9 Steps. Br_pre_emails.