When “Start” Begins to Creep into Your Writing

  by Barbara McNichol Editor of Word Trippers Do you have a habit of frequently starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”? Recently, in a 5,000-word document I edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary. To be more direct with your writing, skip the “start” part and remember…

Dodging “Death by PowerPoint”

by Dawn Bjork, MCT, The Software Pro® Microsoft Certified Trainer, Technology Speaker, Software Consultant “Goody! Another slide!” said nobody, ever. You’ve probably heard the expression, “Death by PowerPoint.” People acknowledge it, laugh about it, and hate it when they are in an audience yet many continue to be guilty of doing it themselves! During PowerPoint…