This submission for the role of Grammarian is by TM Rhea from Mumbai. TM Rhea here points out excellently why a speaker must work on their Grammar skills if they want to be effective. Read her submission below.
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No amount of good ideas, great presentation or speaker cuteness quotient can compensate for poor grammar in a speech. Grammar is the backbone that infuses life and meaning into all other factors of the speech. Absent grammar and the humor falls flat, ideas are misunderstood and speaker credibility goes for a toss. In Toastmasters, we realize this. That is why every session has a grammarian whose role is to appreciate the good usage of vocabulary, phrases, quotes etc. but more importantly rectify any incorrect usage or pronunciation.
As the Grammarian today, it is also my role to enrich your vocabulary by giving you a word of the day. And the word of the day for today is “apprehension.”
It’s a noun and it means anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
Examples of sentences using the words are –
My apprehensions about the event were misplaced.
Unchecked apprehensions are bad for your health.
I hope everyone uses this word to the maximum in our meeting today. I will be back with my report towards the end of the meeting.
Thank you so much TM Rhea for this submission.
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