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Confidence On Camera for Health Coaches, Entrepreneurs and Public Figures. Today we welcome guest author Arriane Alexander, Business Coach and Video Expert, and creator of the Lights, Camera, CASH Coaching Program.

Confidence On Camera for Health Coaches, Entrepreneurs and Public Figures

How do you stand out from the crowd online? Whether you are a health coach or an entrepreneur, you are probably trying to figure out how to grow your business and make an impact with your audience. You’re probably aware that creating videos is part of that strategy. The whole world just went virtual, so now is the time to play a bigger game in your business by using video marketing. 5 Sentences in Your Emails That Make You Sound Like an Amateur.

We all have pet peeves, but in the professional world, getting on someone’s nerves might mean that a valuable professional relationship could end up on the rocks.

5 Sentences in Your Emails That Make You Sound Like an Amateur

In a world where people are all connected all the time, the fact that we use otherwise informal means of communication to exchange words with superiors, clients, and co-workers means we put ourselves at greater risk of saying the wrong thing to the wrong person and at the wrong time. When mistakes happen, a simple misunderstanding often leads to disastrous results, and trying to take something back when the damage is done is often a useless pursuit.

The terms below are just some of the many phrases you should never consider using in a piece of written communication with professional contacts.

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Presentation Tips. Technical Writing. Software Documentation. Proofreading and Editing. Critiques. This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write. Last week the Nation’s Report Card announced that no more than 40% of America’s 4th and 8th graders are proficient in reading and math.

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Those are scary numbers, but the numbers for writing are even more frightening: only 27% of American 8th and 12th graders attained proficiency. Why are American students such terrible writers? Several answers to this question dawned on me while reading through an 1897 text by Dr. Edwin Lewis. Entitled A First Book in Writing English, Dr. 1. As has been previously noted, today’s schools often fail to present their students with many literature selections which demonstrate good examples of vocabulary, sentence structure, and other components of high-quality writing.

7 Steps for Crafting Successful Emails. In many cases, writing professional emails can be daunting.

7 Steps for Crafting Successful Emails

Moreover, many can struggle to properly address professionals when sending emails. Here are seven effective steps to consider to ensure that your email content is appropriate and applicable to the setting. Regardless of the length of your email, a greeting is always a formality, as the alternative fails to address the recipient. Just like many become frustrated in a setting where colleagues simply yell, “Hey you!” Across the room, failure to include an email greeting disregards the presence of the recipient. 7 Tips for Millennials Who Want to Write a Book. I know many people who want to write a book, and that’s where it ends.

7 Tips for Millennials Who Want to Write a Book

They want to write a book, but they either don’t put in the work to turn this dream into a reality, or they give up somewhere along the process. This is a constant problem in the publishing world, but millennials are uniquely advantaged to become the generation that publishes more books than any other in human history. The ability to research, the tools to write, and the resources to publish and build a brand are more accessible now than at any other point in history.

So what is in our way? Some Thoughts about Writing. Michael's essay: A new survey shows how poorly writers are paid in this country. Let's say you have a job that you love.

Michael's essay: A new survey shows how poorly writers are paid in this country

The hours are long but you are your own boss; you answer to no one. Of course there is no pension, no dental or health coverage. Apprentice at a Startup. Why Students Should Learn Copywriting. I never learned how to write copy in school.

Why Students Should Learn Copywriting

In fact, even after taking a ton (yes, we weigh them in tonnage) of literature and humanities classes, I somehow graduated from college without knowing the term “copy writing.” To be fair, I went to Arizona State, so there’s that. However, I first learned about the concept of copy writing when my friend Jeremy Macdonald mentioned the term in reference to developing a website. Everything After Z by Write lines: improve your business writing - Emphasis. The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever – For The Interested. You’re busy, so I’ll keep this quick.

The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever – For The Interested

Most Common Business Usage Errors. The Most Common Business Usage Errors Presented by the Business Writing Center, training business writers since 1997 The Center offers other free online tests at this link: Online Tests, Answer the following questions to test your understanding of 26 common business writing problems.

Most Common Business Usage Errors

Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary. Writing an article - Research & Learning Online. Fluentu. The Non-Scientist’s Guide to Reading and Understanding a Scientific Paper. A Short List of Science Buzzwords to Stop (or Start) Using Today. How to Read an Engineering Research Paper. Steps in the Peer Review Process. ­The basic steps in the peer-review process have been around for a while.

Steps in the Peer Review Process

American and British English grammatical differences. One of the most notable differences between American English and British English is their differences of grammar. Subject-verb agreement[edit] In British English (BrE), collective nouns can take either singular (formal agreement) or plural (notional agreement) verb forms, according to whether the emphasis is on the body as a whole or on the individual members respectively; compare a committee was appointed with the committee were unable to agree.[1][2] The term the Government always takes a plural verb in British civil service convention, perhaps to emphasise the principle of cabinet collective responsibility.[3] Compare also the following lines of Elvis Costello's song "Oliver's Army": Oliver's Army is here to stay / Oliver's Army are on their way . Some of these nouns, for example staff,[4] actually combine with plural verbs most of the time. In American English (AmE), collective nouns are almost always singular in construction: the committee was unable to agree.

Verbs[edit] Differences in American and British English grammar - article. By Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield An article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on recognizing grammatical differences between American and British English. Introduction Speakers of American English generally use the present perfect tense (have/has + past participle) far less than speakers of British English. Grammar Differences Between American and British English. The Most Important Ones When learning or speaking English, most people do not realise the vast differences between American and British versions of the language. Though the original 'correct' grammar originally comes from old British English, grammar is constantly changing and many new ways of using grammar are coming from across the pond from American influence through the media and internet.

Both types of language structure can be considered right, though in British and American education systems there are different rules depending on which English is being taught. How to Cite Sources in Harvard Citation Format. 1. Harvard Referencing Basics: Reference List. Using Numbered References. Number System: In-Text Citation. Generally, the number system is favored in fields where you typically report experimental field or lab work. How to Cite Sources in MLA Citation Format. How to Cite Sources in APA Citation Format.