ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUIRKS
The English lexicon is filled with words that have silent letters. "Psychology", "knee", "listen", the list goes on! But while almost all letters of the English alphabet are rendered silent from time to time, there is one letter that is always pronounced when it appears in a word. Can you take a guess?Â
The 11 Books I Read When I Need A Little Break From The Daily Grind
Â In our quest to become better communicators this year, we vowed to incorporate reading into our daily lives. Instead of thinking of reading as a chore, think of it as an escape or a mini vacation from your day-to-day existence. Writer Melissa Ragsdale lists down her recommended reads for when you're feeling stressed or uninspired by reality.
Employee burnout is something most professionals face. Trust us, you're not alone in this one. If employee wellness programs are not doing it for you, or if therapy is beyond your budget, maybe these books can help you overcome burnout.
BECOME A PUBLIC SPEAKING PRO
8 Simple Ways to Become a More Impressive Public SpeakerÂ
Most of us balk at the thought of giving a speech in front of an audience. In this article, seasoned TV anchor and Entrepreneur Betty Liu gives eight simple public speaking tips that you can try for your next presentation.
If you're in need of even more public speaking inspiration, look no further. Here's a compilation of advice from people who have successfully conquered their public speaking phobia. The list includes daredevil entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and TEDx speaker Helen Packham so you know you're in good hands.Â
We hope you find these links helpful in your quest to become a better communicator in 2018. Let's make your weekends more productive! See you next Saturday!