Monday, April 27, 2009

Challenge you to read this? If you can...

This is weird, but interesting!

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Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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While You are in Meeting

1. To interrupt in a polite way, you say:
"Excuse me for interrupting"

2. To express your opinion in a meeting, you say:
"In my opinion…"

3. To get clarification on something you don't understand, you say:
"I don't see what you mean. Could you explain in more detail, please?"

4. Someone has misunderstood what you said. To correct the information in a professional way, you say:
Sorry, I think you misunderstood what I said."

5. You didn't quite catch what someone said. To ask them to repeat themselves, you say:
"I missed that. Could you say it again, please?"

6. You need to step out of the meeting for a few minutes. What do you do?
Raise your hand and excuse yourself

7. You completely disagree with what someone has just said. How do you tell them in professional manner?
"Unfortunately, I see it differently."

8. You notice that the meeting is running behind. You want to keep everyone on track. What do you do?

Politely say: "Sorry to interrupt, but I think we're running out of time".

9. Someone asks you a question that you don't know the answer to. What do you say?
"Let me double-check and I will get back to you as soon as possible."

10. When you want to shift the meeting to a new topic, what do you say?
"Now that we discussed X, let's move onto…"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Role and Roll

A role is a character portrayed by an actor. "Ghandi" was Ben Kingsley's greatest role. "Hamlet" is a difficult role for most actors."Roll" can be a verb meaning to push something along the ground so that it rotates. Roll out the barrel. Roll up the carpet."Roll" can also be a noun describing something that has been rolled up. Pass me that roll of carpet.

Correct Use of Apostrophes

Most apostrophe errors involve adding an apostrophe where it is not needed, rather than leaving one out where it is required. When in doubt, do not add an apostrophe.Most of the time, apostrophes are used to indicate possession or to show that a letter has been left out in a contraction. If you're not doing either of those things, don't add an apostrophe. If you are adding an "s" to make a noun plural, do not add an apostrophe. Ask for three carrots, not three carrot's.