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2 months ago

Keep These Skills Current to Get Hired, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Cristela Mejica · The world is everchanging. It's important to keep up with the trends to stay relevant in this fast-paced economy. Are you mentioning the right skills for the job, or are you boring the HR manager with irrelevant information? · We'll look into your stars and discover the hard skil ...

8 months ago

Essential Sales Skills

Brian Connell · In this article we discuss the essential sales skills that every salesperson should seek to master as selling moves into the next phase of its evolution. Nearly every sales skill that is essential for engaging buyers today can be acquired with regular sales training. The worl ...

3 years ago

How To Convert More Of Your Leads Into New Customers

Edwin Dearborn · The most important business process is how to attract and retain new customers. Without a steady stream of customers, who remain loyal and bring referrals, your business will struggle. · I personally know too many professionals, who offer great services and products, who barely r ...

4 years ago

A Frolicking Friday Funday!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · I so need this Friday Funday! How about you? Was your week tougher than you'd hoped for? I know mine was (too much family drama). · So, let's all take a deep breath, be happy it's Friday, and maybe laugh a little at the pictures below. · Gotta love the amazing humor below, right? ...

4 years ago

American Grammar Checkup: More on Hyphens

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's amazing that anyone can come up with post after post on one of the smaller punctuation marks, isn't it? But given that I value clarity in my speech and writing, I continue to hope that others will see the WHY of using this little mark -- the hyphen -- and take a little more ...

4 years ago

Friday Fundays Continue!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · I started these two years ago as a way to use some of the funny pictures and memes on language goofs, puns, and assorted other funnies. · It appears that most of my colleagues enjoy these, so here we go again! · One of these birds is not like the others . . .  · Talk about a grea ...

4 years ago

American Grammar Checkup: Pronouns -- Yes, Again

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Everyone who has seen my posts over the last two years knows I'm a nut about using language correctly, especially using pronouns correctly! · There is just so much misinformation being bandied about that I thought it was time to again remind my connections about a couple of impor ...

4 years ago

FIRST Friday Funday of 2017!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's FRIDAY! It's another FUNDAY!  · And yes, sometimes this IS how it feels to wake up · in the morning. · Especially now that it's winter.  · And it's cold outside. It's actually snowing. · And it's cold inside. No, it's not snowing inside. · From a post by Ken Boddie (https:/ ...

4 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Loath -- Luce

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Well, we all made it through 2016, enjoyed our holidays, and are mostly back at work for the first time in 2017. · So with that in mind, I am continuing to post Tuesday Tricksters, mainly to remind my readers of the danger of blindly trusting spellcheck. Spellcheck's only job is ...

4 years ago

Wednesday Words: Yiddish for Everyone!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · As I was researching some sites for fun stuff for Christmas and Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah), I saw a list of Yiddish words and just had to use it. · This is a list -- I doubt it's an exhaustive list -- of commonly used Yiddish terms and phrases. I grew up hearing a lot of th ...

4 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters -- Links -- Lone

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's near the end of 2016, and I started sharing homophones (those nasty words that sound alike -- or nearly so) back in April 2015. I decided then to publish them in alphabetical order; otherwise, I'd go nuts trying to remember which ones I had worked on. I offer no more than fi ...

4 years ago

Wednesday Words: Contronyms

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Thanks to Deb Helfrich for suggesting this post! And Deb, I did think of a sentence for "screen." · For all who think words don't matter -- that's not YOU, right? -- I offer some proof that they do using a few words taken from an article I recently shared that you might not have ...

4 years ago

Tuesday Trickesters: Licker -- Limn

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's Tuesday again! Time for more difficult words -- homophones -- that we all need to pay attention to! They're the ones that sound the same (or nearly so), but are spelled differently and have different meanings. · Licker (n.): one who licks · Liquor (n.): an alcoholic beverage ...

4 years ago

It's Another Frigid Friday Fun Day!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · OK, here in the U.S. Northeast we are officially freezing. Fall is gone, and winter is settling in. And don't even talk about how much snow the Midwest has already gotten! · But nothing can stop the Friday Fundays, not even the polar express so lovingly sent to us from our wonder ...

4 years ago

American Grammar Checkup: Money Down the Drain (Updated)

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · I first published this post in February 2015, nearly two years ago, when I had about 20 followers on LinkedIn, and I hadn't even heard about beBee yet. I believe it's important to occasionally reprise a post, especially when the subject matter matters.  · We bloggers / writers / ...

4 years ago

Silly Saturday -- License to Laugh!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · That car above? It's real. And it represents a real police department in a real town, one on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Why is it named Sandwich?  It is named for the seaport of Sandwich, Kent, England -- I'm guessing back then the word sandwich had a totally different meaning ...

4 years ago

Tis the season for all that foolish fa la la stuff!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Ah, just four more Friday Fundays in 2016 after today (five total in December). But still lots of time for fun, fun, fun! · I started writing posts on December 6, 2014, and by February 16, 2015, I decided to add some humor each week. Thus, the Friday Fundays, in all their glory, ...

5 years ago

Wednesday Words: Quiz on Commonly Confused English Words, #1

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Hi everyone -- it's Wednesday, and it's time for a quiz to make sure everyone reading this is comfortable with some of the most confusing words in English. I'm keeping the quiz short, so that you can concentrate on the five sets of words you may be unclear about. There will be an ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Leave -- Lesson

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's (Its) time (thyme) again for Tuesday Tricksters! It's a quick peek (peak/pique) at some (sum) words that sound the same but (butt/butte) are not (knot/naught) the same! They have different meanings and different spellings. · Smart writers remember that spellcheck is useless ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Leak -- Leased

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's Tuesday, so here's another edition of Tricksters, those words that sound alike (or nearly so, anyway) and can make us writers look bad when we misuse them. Spellcheck will never help here; the words are spelled correctly, but used incorrectly. · Leak (n.): a breach that allo ...

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