So there’s some non-working days on my calendar, and I’ve always wanted to learn a new language… that comes with a new alphabet. The free on-line course is going great, and suddenly I have to type the words out. No problem! I know the words! I even know how to spell most of them! But,… Read More Communication Error?
Currently I am transcribing a lecture on character traits. One trait is anger. I am typing a word or two behind the speech, which means I am hear the words that I haven’t typed yet. Wrong Word Makes More Sense? Therefore, this line makes sense: Anger is a very grate utensil that implements, in order… Read More Great Things!
What if you have several groups of students, and each one needs their privacy guarded? To the point that each group is not supposed to know that the other groups are students at all? And then you mix up the class list, and include the wrong person in a group e-mail. Can a breach of… Read More Confidentiality
Working with a student today, on an essay about women in management, and how they are often treated differently than managers who happen to be men. This college student had never heard the this term: Glass Ceiling Therefore, we had to do a lot of background research for this paper and I came across some… Read More Boss vs Bossy
Some people don’t ‘touch’ others for health or cultural reasons. It’s awkward. How do you not shake hands? SMILE. That shows it’s not a personal insult. I usually smile big and press my hands together – a widely recognized form of greetings. Robot smiles widely and puts their hand over their heart. https://www.robot-hugs.com/no-shake/
An interesting article here, and a helpful list of words to use instead. Using the word crazy as an insult is more harmful to the millions of us who deal with the stigma of mental illness than it is to the person you’re attempting to insult. It also lets the person/people you’re trying to insult… Read More Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean
Transferring ideas from one person’s mind to another mind is an awesome thing. If I can’t figure out what you mean, though, communication is not happening. So yes, grammar counts. Using specific nouns and verbs instead of generics counts, too. Using pictures … might count? Eye sink tear four eye ham. I think, therefore I… Read More Clarity above all