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Stop saying ‘stakeholders’ or ‘paradigm shift’! Talk (and write) like a human

18 October 2016 8:00 PM
Language nerd Mandy Collins has advice for people who struggle to communicate in plain English.

I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.

Mark Twain

Jargon has its place. When two doctors are talking to each other they don’t have to use plain English.

Mandy Collins

Everything that is there must be necessary. And everything that is necessary must be there.

Mandy Collins

Aim for being professional rather than overly formal.

Mandy Collins

Business language skills are critical.

If you’re a competent communicator at work you’re likely advance in your career with ease.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed author and journalist Mandy Collins about the science of business language.

Scroll down for more quotes from the informative interview below.

People try to overinflate and make things too formal.

Mandy Collins

You can write the way you talk to each other.

Mandy Collins

Our English teachers don’t know how to write.

Mandy Collins

People in South Africa are insecure about their own command of English.

Mandy Collins

The word ‘stakeholders’ drives me nuts!

Mandy Collins

Just talk! Just be human!

Mandy Collins

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This article first appeared on 702 : Stop saying ‘stakeholders’ or ‘paradigm shift’! Talk (and write) like a human


18 October 2016 8:00 PM

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