A Gentle Blend of Communication Expressway
I am blessed with some of the most amazing friends and colleagues. I met Lynette Smith some time when she was head of National Association of Secretarial Services. Later, she sold the business and became a superb nonfiction copyeditor. And later yet, she began a writing career. Her first book is entitled, "How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special." Goal: to get millions of people, worldwide, to write more letters of appreciation so they can establish, enhance, and even rebuild their relationships and thus change their world. If you want to be a better communicator in any area, consider her book. It's a treasure.
I'd like to recommend a riveting book by David Grant, Metamorphosis - Surviving Brain Injury. Amazon.com says it well: "It is a story about the ability to overcome insurmountable odds with dignity and tenacity and a splash of humor. No matter what your current life circumstances may be, you'll come away with the feeling of hope... hope for the future and hope in the genuine goodness of humanity. Learn about brain injury from an insider's point of view. Survivors and medical professionals alike will better understand what life is like after sustaining a traumatic brain injury." In addition to TBI, it also gives great insight into PTSD, which is part of his diagnosis after being slammed by a car while riding his bike. And you will find his blog posts valuable.
Grammar Tip #1:
"Criteria," like "phenomena," is a plural word; "criterion," like "phenomenon," is a singular word." "Data" and "media" are the same whether singular or plural. Usually.
Grammar Tip #2:
Viola, Viola, or Voila?
Business Email Tip
Message, Part 2.
CATEGORIESArts - CTO - Desktop Publishing - Education - Grammar - History - Small Biz/Home Office - Technology - For Writers, Journalists, Playwrights
The Magic of Line. Gustav Klimt was one of the seminal figures of international Modernism. His entire artistic enterprise was based on drawing, which he practiced every day.
Mead Art Museum. Eight galleries feature regularly changing installations and special exhibitions spanning a wide range of historical periods, national schools, and artistic media. Highlights of the permanent collection include American and European paintings and sculpture, an English Baroque paneled room, ancient Assyrian carvings, Russian modern art, West African sculpture, Japanese prints, and Mexican ceramics.
Who are the special people in your life? Please start writing to them now, to show them in a lasting, meaningful way how much they mean to you. Life can be fleeting; don't wait until it's too late.
The curious imperative. Now that information is ubiquitous, the obligation changes. It's no longer okay to not know.
AccreditedOnlineColleges, a comprehensive college directory with many resources useful to prospective students and parents
Get more into learning. YouTube EDU brings learners and educators together in a global video classroom. On YouTube EDU, you have access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between. Quick lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top-tier universities, or inspiring videos to spark your imagination.
Online B.A. in Disability Studies from CUNY. Disability Studies is an emerging academic field which explores disability and society using overlapping perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, science, and the law. The B.A. in Disability Studies offers both a strong foundation in disability theory and history as well as opportunities for in-depth study in one of four concentrations.
Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural, and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city.
SMALL BIZ & HOME OFFICE
Mixing Messages: KitchenAid Misfire Still Burns The Brand. Social media is challenging enough without making it the cornerstone for your next crisis. Pick people who exhibit the skill sets of a spokesperson, not the least experienced or loosest lipped network jockey on the planet.
Hi-tech hi-touch society. "Technology is on a relentless march to replace people. Because people are expensive and they make mistakes. And in so many situations, people are just not as efficient as machines. But there is one very important area where people are still much better than machines: understanding other people. People have the capacity for empathy. Machines, at least for now, don’t....Technology is absolutely wonderful but we as we close down old face-to-face channels, we need to open up new ones. We have to find ways to develop an ever-deeper understanding of complex and often highly cynical customers. We must get to know our customers really well." Gerry McGovern.
FOR WRITERS, JOURNALISTS, and PLAYWRIGHTS
The eBook Academy by my colleague and friend, Andrea Glass. Prepare, Publish, & Promote Ebooks for Profit!
How to find Judy's websites
Editing & Writing Services (Biz site w/writing tips blog)
ARCHIVES FOR ALL EZINE ISSUES beginning with 2012 are now combined into one ezine: eCommunication Food for Thought in the Communication Expressway index:
TO SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) TO eCOMMUNICATION FOOD FOR THOUGHT go to http://www.ossweb.com/ezine.html
Copyright Judy Vorfeld