It's never too late to spice up your speech. Sometimes I'll be reading an article or--if I'm really feeling crazy--a book, and I'll notice a rogue word I haven't seen…
Have you ever been writing something and felt like you kept using the same words over and over again? Perhaps you were writing a blog post, a speech, a paper, or even just a Facebook post, and no matter how hard you racked your brain, you just couldn't muster any other word to use instead of "great." It can be seriously frustrating, especially when the known synonyms are kind of lame and severely overused (looking at you, amazing). But, rejoice, my woeful communicators! I am nobly delivering 30 amazing words to use instead of great. Because you are entitled to an amazing vocabulary just like those snobby English majors. (What? I was an English major? OK, well I don't count because I'm not like those other English majors; I'm a cool English major.)
You walk into a room. People see you, but they don't rush over to talk to you. In fact, they hardly notice much else besides the fact that you entered the room. Within seconds, they've forgotten about you, and you blend into the ho-hum mediocrity of the others who surround you. Why? You're not exuding charisma. If you want to be more likable, a people-magnet, you need to improve your charisma. And it's actually something you can do if you give it a little effort.
We all know that the English language is finicky. Some things about it simply don't make sense--especially when you compare it to the other languages of the world. However, that doesn't mean you can't master it (or at least get a little better every day). With that being said, I'm here to tackle one of the most confusing debacles in the book: when to use well vs good.
In a world where communication has become mostly digital, having conversations with people IRL can conjure anxiety in some people. Especially when you're used to typing away a response that you've had plenty of time to think about, you might freak out at the thought of trying to contribute to a smooth, organic conversation. If you're one of those people who shudders at the thought of a room filled with potential business or social connections, this post is for you. Here's how you can be a better networker.
Blogs have come a long way from the first time they started gaining traction on the Internet. They were once a personal form of expression, but now they are essential content marketing tools for businesses small and large. Here I'll go over the many reasons why your business needs a blog to succeed in 2016.