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Articulate: Groceries?

This morning in my office there was an animated debate about how to pronounce the word, grocery. The two main camps pronounced the 'c' as either /s/ or /sh/. I had never noticed the /sh/ variant but since Difference isn't…

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Acquire: Backup

So we've booked that speech, recital, or interview. Or, we've just finally scheduled that important talk when suddenly our voice isn't working. It can be anything from slight hoarseness to painful throat that doesn't stop even when you aren't using…

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Observe: Curve Balls

I am writing this from a hotel room. Despite a good faith effort to get home from vacation last night, the weather had other plans. Honestly, we should have stopped an hour before we did. But sometimes it is hard…

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Perform: Recovery

This week has been about preparing for an event, in this case, Thanksgiving. In truth, you can and should prepare for any event where communication is required and causing you stress. The last step is the most important, the recovery.…

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