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3 weeks ago

How Custom Cigarette Boxes Can Enhance Your Brand Image

Isa bella · From customizing your cigarette boxes to supplying them to tobacco companies, the printing service at Custom Cigarette Boxes is committed to delivering quality products and a trouble-free project experience. The company strives to provide support and guidance to its customers dur ...

6 months ago

6 Reasons Why SMART Goal Setting Does Not Work for Female Entrepreneurs

Tineke Rensen · #business · #usa #unitedstates · Do you have a list of business goals? If you’re a female entrepreneur determined to be successful in business, I’m sure you do. You might even think of yourself as “goal-driven,” too. You understand how important setting goals is to stay focused, ...

1 year ago

Understanding Ethical Leadership

Michael Toebe ·                  (Rob Chesnut, author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution) · The news reveals how challenging and problematic the practice of ethics can be for leaders and organizations. A variety of factors can make what seems simple in ...

4 years ago

Transparency is the New Gobbledygook

Dave Worthen · Yes, Gobbledygook is an actual word.  · Its origin came from a Congressman in 1944 named Maury Maverick. Maverick told his colleagues to speak plain English and “stay off the gobbledygook language,” which was basically congressmen using obscure bureaucratic language.  He said he ...

4 years ago

Wednesday Words: Are You "Shoulding" All Over Everyone?

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · I am republishing this post that I originally created in October 2015 thanks to a post I read that Edward Lewellen just wrote (and that Sarah Elkins tagged me in).  · ***** · Language is meant to help us humans communicate, but sometimes even with our best efforts, we end up with ...

4 years ago

American Grammar Checkup: Traps for the Unwary, Part 4: Pronouns

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · This is the fourth in a series highlighing common errors that are easy to make and miss when we're writing. · You can see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by clicking on the links. · Everyone who has seen my posts over the last three years knows I'm a nut about using language correctl ...

5 years ago

American Grammar Checkup: Traps for the Unwary, Part 3

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · This is the third in a short series of common grammar and usage errors (in the American system, anyway) that can trap even the best writers if they're (they are) not watching what they're (they are) writing carefully. · You can see Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking on the links. · La ...

5 years ago

Thursday Thoughts: Networking 1-2-3, Plus 1

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now – and I don’t mean The Locomotion. I mean Networking! · Networking has become such big business that it’s hard to keep up with all the possibilities. No matter where you live, you can attend many regularly scheduled networking events that w ...

5 years ago

American Grammar Checkup: Traps for the Unwary, Part 1

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · When is a question not a question? When it’s a statement. It’s Monday, and the American Grammar Checkup series is back, thanks to what I'm seeing on posts all across many social media platforms. · Although many writers use English well, some are falling into some common traps tha ...

5 years ago

Fish and Trees

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Does this resonate with you? Did you grow up as I did, hearing and believing that a smart person — however that was determined — would always succeed just because of those smarts? Did you also realize that it didn’t always work that way, that many folks who were not “book” smart ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters: Mood -- Morn

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · So, how is YOUR week going? Was your Tuesday terrible -- or terrific? · Let's all vote for terrific, shall we? · (Yes, I wrote "was." I thought I had published this here on beBee yesterday, but I got caught up in some stuff and just plain forgot. Sorry! ) · And let's see how many ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Missal -- Mode

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · You thought I'd abandoned these, right? Nope. Not a prayer. Just got very busy the last couple of weeks. · But I'm baaaaaaack! · Using the correct words, to me, is the hallmark of good writing -- knowing the difference between you're and your, it's and its, and other homophones, ...

5 years ago

Bloggers of the World: Untie!

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · How many of you are bloggers? · How many of you can't believe the title of this post? · How many of you saw the goof right away? · How would you feel if it were yours? · A couple of years ago, I wrote a short piece called "The Impotence of Proofreading" based on a YouTube video o ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Mil -- Minks

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It was a lazy, hazy, snowy morning here at the Grammar Goddess abode; the dogs were sleeping, and I was lazily gazing out through the snow-covered windows to the snow-covered trees, when suddenly I realized it's TUESDAY! Yikes. I hadn't posted my Tuesday Tricksters yet. · So, whi ...

5 years ago

Well, enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Hey, listen! Listen.  · Listen to the silence.  · Listen to the noise.  · Listen to the birds chirp, the clock tick, the babies giggle, and the wind blow. · Oh! You can’t hear those sounds? Why not? Are you too busy talking? · How many times do we stop our own voice and listen to ...

5 years ago

Networkers: Are You Guilty of "Premature Solicitation?"

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · For about 30 years, networking has been the word “du jour” or “d’année.” Everyone who is anyone in business networks. And while social media is huge these days, many still love to be part of face-to-face events. · They're all networking. · Or so they think. · Back in the day, I t ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Mews -- Might

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · It's (its) another Tuesday, and time (thyme) to (too, two) (re)learn five more (moore) pairs (pears) of tricky words that can make even the best writers look not so smart. They're (their, there) known as homophones, words that sound the same but (butt) don't mean (mien) the same ...

5 years ago

Wednesday Words & Woes: One word or two?

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · English is a weird language. I can't speak for any other one, but we often have words with the same letters in them, but sometimes the words are really two separate words and sometimes they're just one solid word. · As a basic rule of thumb, if you're using words like those shown ...

5 years ago

Tuesday Tricksters, Medal -- Mewl

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · So here it is: the last day of February. How did this come on so quickly? · It's also a Tuesday, which means I have another chance to remind writers about an important fact: Spellcheck, for all its wonderfulness, does only one thing -- it checks spelling. It does not and cannot ...

5 years ago

Fireside Chats: Milestones

Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess · Did you know that February is Spunky Old Broads month? I hadn't until two years ago when a friend -- Claire LeSage -- told me about it. I wrote a post on it -- Spunky Old Broads -- but that one wasn't about aging. This one is, and it's on my mind because my mother turned 100 Febr ...

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