TM Florence from Ottawa has found a great way to demonstrate the importance of good grammar. Florence here mentions how good language skills can be essential in building our personal brands, something that we are all already working on in Toastmasters. Read her submission below.
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Would you expect grammatical errors in the label of a fine wine bottle or perhaps an Apple product? You may find them on other products manufactured in the same factory in China but probably not on an iPhone. As an individual, we are all building a personal brand and if you want yours to be a premium one like Apple, it’s a good idea to get rid of those grammatical errors that spoil your chances. As the Grammarian for today’s session I will be your guide in doing so. I will appreciate all the good usage of language but more importantly correct any errors in grammar or pronunciation so that you are on your way to building a great personal brand.
As the Grammarian I will also help you in enriching you vocabulary by giving you the word of the day. And the word of the day for today is “mitigate.”
It’s a verb and it means make something less severe, serious or painful.
Here are some examples of the word usage in sentences –
Laws help in mitigating unruly behaviour.
A press release can mitigate the damage caused by false information.
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 Florence for this submission.
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