Grammarian · Guest Contributions

A Grammarian script on being quoted

If you are looking to be a public speaker who is frequently quoted, this script for the role of Grammarian will resonate with you a lot. TM Anjali here explains why the good grammar skills can be a boon to a public speaker. Take a look at her submission below.

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Role of Grammarian
Role of Grammarian

As a public speaker, it’s a great achievement to find yourself being quoted on press or social media. But you can be quoted for the right reasons or for the wrong reasons as well. Finding a mention on the newspaper for your catchy bite is thrilling. However, finding mention on social media for an embarrassing grammatical error can be a disaster for life. It’s therefore vital that you work on your grammatical skills. In Toastmasters, every session has a Grammarian whose role is to appreciate your good usage of language but more importantly correct any errors in your grammar or pronunciation so that you are always quoted for the right reasons.

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 “arduous.”

It’s an adjective and it means involving or requiring strenuous effort.

Here are some examples of the word usage in sentences –

The North Pole is an arduous journey.

Once you get old, even a flight of stairs can be an arduous exercise.

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.

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Thank you so much TM Anjali for this submission.

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