Friday, July 24, 2009

New Communication Article on Contentwriter.in - Public Speaking: Why Using the Right Word is Not Always the Right Thing to do

New Communication Article on Contentwriter.in - Public Speaking: Why Using the Right Word is Not Always the Right Thing to do

Mark Twain famously said: "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." Of course he was absolutely right -- and partially wrong.

As every professional writer knows, choosing exactly the right words to convey their meaning is crucial, because words are all they have. Anything less than "les mots justes", as they say in French, will weaken the message. Therefore, it is worth the time and effort to find les mots justes. Indeed, the commitment to do so is one of the key factors that distinguish professional writers from amateurs. On the other hand, searching out les mots justes in public speaking can be seriously counterproductive.

This caveat of course does not refer to "formal" public speaking, where the speech is written out in advance. Rather, it refers to "informal" public speaking. This means any time you may be called upon to say something, such as in a committee meeting, a seminar, a training session, etc., with little or no preparation.

Read more here: Public Speaking: Why Using the Right Word is Not Always the Right Thing to do
http://www.contentwriter.in/articles/jobs-offbeat-careers/public-speaking.htm

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