Executive Speak/Write Blog

Did He Really Say “Athelete”?

Last month, our Communications Cue on Parroting Pompous Phrases presented a list of often used expressions that are both pretentious and out of style in today’s business environment. Your very positive responses prompted us to do the same with the pronunciations — or rather mispronunciations — many of us make.  No matter what your age… Read More →

Media Moments: CNN Wants The “Right” Idiot As Leader

CNN has had a sad year.  The former leader in the 24-hour news cycle has had viewer numbers mostly in the 60-70,000 range.  How could the mighty CNN finish, not only behind tiny cable networks, but last in news—behind FOX and formerly barely watched MSNBC?  Then there is the reality that the already-departed on-air snooze… Read More →

Parroting Pompous Phrases?

Still populating your business emails and letters with phrases like as per your request, until such time as people can respond, in a timely manner, etc.? That’s so yesterday. Worse, the aloofness those once popular professional phrases strived for pushes today’s reader away – an option we can ill afford in this business climate.  Imagine… Read More →

Is That Just A Title . . . Or Really Your Talent?

You’ve been named Manager/Director/VP of fill in the blank. Your mother must be so proud. With an even more amazing track record, why you may even have been appointed President or CEO. Congratulations – but remember, right now, it’s just a title. You must demonstrate you possess the innumerable positive traits that prove you deserve… Read More →

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