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 "Achieve Excellence in Communication"

January 2015





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Lynda Katz Wilner, M.S., CCC-SLP is a corporate communication trainer and 
a Speech and Language Pathologist.
She is the founder and director of Successfully Speaking, a woman-owned communication consulting firm, which specializes in professional speaking skills, foreign accent modification, and regional dialect reduction for native and non-native speakers. She works with individuals and groups. 
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Welcome to 2015! 

Many of us have made New Year's resolutions to start the year with optimism and anticipation of making 2015 a success. This is often the month I receive calls from individuals and companies who make the commitment to achieve excellent communication skills in the new year. 

Our email inboxes and LinkedIn timelines are filled with ways to go about keeping our New Year's resolutions for communication, diet, health, or career.  Good luck in whatever you decide to improve this year. 

Let's also take time to reflect and see what we have learned in the past year.Check it out
Using the Right Words

Vocabulary is often a means to measure our intellect. There are those who use words that few of their listeners even understand. Attempts to sound intelligent often fail when our message is not understood or when the speaker uses these words incorrectly. 

Others complain that people use words that are not actually words, e.g., "irregardless," and they end up sounding unintelligent. 

English is a dynamic language and our vocabulary changes daily. Is "incentivize" actually a word? When did "friend"  or "google" become verbs?

Check out this interesting TED Talk by lexicographer, Erin McKean, who encourages youth to make up new words. 
Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!
Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!


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Successfully Speaking helps individuals from diverse backgrounds  achieve excellence in communication and maximize their professional success.

Warm wishes for a great year ahead,  

Lynda Katz Wilner, M.S. 
Successfully Speaking
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