speaking precisely by snoopdoggywuf

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speaking precisely

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Summary:
speaking precisely You can express yourself better if you learn the
proper words to use for each situation. You can pick up these words by
reading good books and articles. Just be careful you don't pronounce
something incorrectly in your head, and then speak that way in public.
People will think you're ignorant.


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You can express yourself better if you learn the proper words to use for
each situation.

You can pick up these words by reading good books and articles. Just be
careful you don't pronounce something incorrectly in your head, and then
speak that way in public. People will think you're ignorant.

I remember listening to a radio talk show one time when a man called in
and mispronounced a word. The guest, who disagreed with him, attacked his
mispronunciation, and the host was clearly embarrassed for him. All in
all, it was just an awkward moment. And you definitely don't want to be
initiating awkward moments while trying to drum up business.

Pronunciations do vary depending on your locale, so you could just say
that's how it's pronounced where you're from. But there are usually only
a few alternatives, and most educated people know of them.

You can learn proper pronunciation by listening to intelligent people. If
intelligent people are rare where you live, buy some tapes or visit some
podcast directories.

Some well-read people mispronounce words they read all the time but never
hear. If you found a great word in a book that you're not sure about,
check it out at Dictionary.com. They have a pronunciation guide, and, if
you want toSpeak Precisely, you can sign up for their premium service.
They have a feature where you can click on a word and hear the proper
pronunciation.

At any rate, just make sure you know how the word is pronounced and what
it means, before you use it. Nothing sounds worse than someone using big
words out of context. There's nothing wrong with using big words, though,
as long as you're using them correctly.
Of course, you should probably stick with the shorter, more common
alternative if one exists. Don't use a big word just because you know it.
Only use a bigger word if it's the only word available to express exactly
what you mean. Most people have very small vocabularies, and will tune
you out if you start talking over their heads.

If you're talking with experts, you'll probably want to use shortcuts
(jargon). This can save time. Just don't use jargon outside specific
groups, because it'll sound like gibberish to most people. You can learn
this jargon by reading industry-specific journals and visiting message
boards.

Speaking precisely isn't that hard. Just use the right word at the right
time. That knowledge will only come with experience.

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