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The Articulate Professional - 3rd Edition
by V. J. Singal
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0963900129, Perfect Paperback)The Articulate Professional is a powerful tool for enhancing your persuasiveness and impact. It will help you acquire the WIDE and VIVID vocabulary used by the most articulate Americans when emphasizing accomplishments, highlighting challenges, asserting views, inciting others to action, bestowing praise, and injecting humor. With more than 1600 examples, this all-new edition will enable you to use--confidently and in a variety of contexts and situations--over 200 choice words selected from a proprietary and extensive database that documents the high-caliber words used CONVERSATIONALLY by articulate Americans, especially thought leaders, in all fields, including business, government, politics, education, science, and the arts. The book is designed expressly for those who play vital communication roles, such as in meetings, presentations and speeches, interviews, important conversations, and of course, emails and letters.
Among the 100+ words that make their debut in The Articulate Professional: acerbic, atmospherics, automaton, balkanize, chimerical, defang, disabuse, ennui, epochal, equanimity, Faustian, fillip, gravitas, inimical, intemperate, laconic, meretricious, milieu, nostrum, obdurate, opprobrium, perfunctory, profligate, puppeteer, retrograde, sagacious, Sisyphean, soporific, supine, trenchant, unalloyed, verve, visceral, and zeitgeist.
Some of the book's other unique features:
1. Designed to help implant the words into your mind. For each featured word, at least two examples link that word to a well-known event, person, or thing. The objective is to trigger graphic recall of something that might already be familiar to you and thus embed the word into your memory. Of course, it also helps make the content interesting and fun to read.
2. Focus is the workplace and on-the-job situations. Each page contains Workplace Examples illustrating both formal/semiformal use (as in presentations, meetings, email) and informal or casual conversations (as during lunch or at the water cooler).
3. Numerous and diverse examples to help you use the words with confidence. The body of examples for each word is painstakingly designed to cover most (if not all) of the senses that are in conversational use. This will give you insight into the word s usage and help you begin using it with confidence.
Also, because of the diversity of examples on each page, you are likely to learn many new uses for words that you might already be familiar with. For instance, the word lionize can be used not only in reference to a person but also for a thing, an idea, a quality, or an action, and strident can be used not only for a person's criticism or style of speaking but also for a color, a piece of clothing, an advertisement, or to describe differences. And when you study the page for opprobrium, you will learn that it is something that can be earned; it can be attached to something or heaped on somebody; a person or thing can exist in a state of opprobrium or become a target of it; and that a word or phrase can become a term of opprobrium. That is how this book will help you build a vocabulary that is not only WIDE and VIVID but also VERSATILE! You will be able to apply a featured word in numerous situations and, alternately, you will have many more word options to use in any given situation.
4. To facilitate quick use, words are grouped according to their most closely related workplace theme. One category contains words to highlight accomplishments and justify actions, another category comprises words to express strong criticism or disapproval, a third to praise somebody, and so on.
Bottom Line: The carefully selected words and conscientiously designed examples in this book will help you create lasting impressions and indelible images when speaking at key moments.
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